hardscape, landscape design, native plants, plant selection

GARDEN DESIGN: Drawing Your Plan

Now that you have a BASIC LANDSCAPE LAYOUT graphed out from last time, you should know where permanent features and plants will be staying.  Time to make final decisions on what goes where for your new do/redo. 1)  Think about the why of it to determine the where.  Clients tell me they want their summer… Continue reading GARDEN DESIGN: Drawing Your Plan

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Landscape Design – STARTING YOUR LANDSCAPE PLAN, Part 1

Last time, we talked about how to get started with a landscape design plan, going over the pre-requisites to think about before you actually begin buying plants and installing them.  You are ready to put your homework to the test: time to start drawing your plan. Now, don't get skeerd, as we say in Texican.… Continue reading Landscape Design – STARTING YOUR LANDSCAPE PLAN, Part 1

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Landscape Design-WHERE DO I BEGIN?

We just bought a house and the "landscape" consists of a few trees and a weird assortment of shrubs here and there.  Where should we start? All of us long for a yard out of Southern Living or Architectural Digest.  In reality, most of us inherit something between The Jungle Book and Grapes of Wrath, so… Continue reading Landscape Design-WHERE DO I BEGIN?

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“Low-maintenance garden”… an oxymoron?

We just bought a vacation home and need ideas on what types of low-maintenance flowers, bushes, landscaping we can plant. There is no watering system, so the yard and beds must thrive on natural rainfall except for our quarterly visits. Also, how do you prevent 'stick-tites' or kill existing ones?  Jeri in Missouri Maintenance problems… Continue reading “Low-maintenance garden”… an oxymoron?