Vegetable gardens are becoming a thing of beauty as more gardeners are growing food in their front yards or making their edible gardens part of the home’s landscape. Personally, I always thought veggie gardens were a wonderful thing to see … Read Article
Lawn Gone! Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives For Your Yard by Pam Penick 184 pages Ten Speed Press, 2013 List price: $19.99 Austinite Pam Penick has a landscape design business and having read her blog, Digging, for many years, when she … Read Article
Sponsored by: small changes with a big impact Hydrangea Do you ever feel like your garden needs a complete makeover? Well, don’t let it overwhelm you. As with any large project, the best approach is to carve it up into … Read Article
One of the biggest annoyances for many gardeners is finding unwanted insects feeding on plants in their yards. These irksome bugs often leave flowerbeds, trees and shrubs with unfixable damage and the gardeners with unfaltering frustration.
There is very possibly not a veggie gardener out there who has been growing for at least a few seasons who has not had the “problem” of overplanting something. Years ago when we owned a restaurant, it was not uncommon … Read Article
We live on a busy street and experience a lot of noise from cars, pedestrians, etc. What are some landscaping ideas for reducing noise coming into our yard and windows?
What are some blooming shrubs that tolerate shade?
When it comes to erosion, the potential devastating outcome is a scary thought—especially on a slope or hillside.
How can I take out a large section of lawn that I want to turn into a garden bed?
Sometimes there are areas in a yard that seem to collect all the runoff rain, eroding the lawn and creating a soggy eyesore. Instead of giving up and letting this mushy space hinder the beauty of your landscape, use it … Read Article
If you think about the natural habitats of trees and turfgrasses, it only makes sense that these two plants have different survival needs, thus not mixing well together in the same location.