disease, drainage, landscape design, lawn care, native plants, organic, pests, plant selection, sustainable, Uncategorized, wildlife gardening

Living with Low Spots

After it rains, our back yard takes forever to drain. It's so discouraging to plant things and they drown. How can we get rid of the water without flooding our neighbors? Drainage dilemmas plague many folks, either with seasonal sinkholes where water collects after a rain or a spot that's always spongy and nothing grows… Continue reading Living with Low Spots

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garden art, hardscape, landscape design, pavers, plant selection, stepping stones, Uncategorized

Steps to Integrating Stepping Stones

"We have stepping-stones in crushed granite that lead to our deck in the back yard.   What would be a good groundcover to use around them?  Drainage comes off the house and washes the area, so we need something that will take the water run-off and also doesn't mind staying wet."  Eileen P. Stepping stones… Continue reading Steps to Integrating Stepping Stones