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Is your Lawn Gone for Good?

This summer it seems as though much of our once green grass has turned brown. The good news is many grasses will go dormant in the late summer if not watered frequently enough. The not-so-good news is that there is a possibility your grass is dying and you may need to re-plant this coming fall. Below we highlight ways to determine whether your grass is dead or just dormant, as well as tips on caring for your grass in extreme heat.

August 20, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
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Don’t Pass on Grass!

It is easy to be allured by the glamour of planting things that will burst with colorful blooms in your garden. Yet, what is a star without her backdrop? Ornamental Grasses provide texture, uniqueness, and beauty that will set off your favorite blooming flowers. Not only a dynamic element to your garden, Ornamental Grasses are extremely easy to grow, maintain, and will provide additional interest by evolving in seasons while the rest of your garden may be resting.

May 14, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
Tags: ,  · Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials

Small Spaces, Big Statements!

Whether it’s planting in containers, city gardening, or trying to squeeze those extra few plants in to an existing garden, many gardeners are looking for unique ideas for their small outdoor spaces. What many don’t realize is that there is a large, diverse variety of plants that will thrive in smaller spaces and, when planted together, make a huge statement in any outdoor space!

April 25, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
Tags: , , , , , ,  · Posted in: Flower Bulbs, Gardening in Spring and Summer, How-Tos, Perennials

Don’t Pass on Grass!

It is easy to be allured by the glamour of planting things that will burst with colorful blooms in your garden. Yet, what is a star without her backdrop? Ornamental Grasses provide texture, uniqueness, and beauty that will set off your favorite blooming flowers.

January 11, 2012 · Amanda Shepard · Comments Closed
Tags: , , ,  · Posted in: Gardening in Fall, Gardening in Spring and Summer, Gardening in the Winter, Perennials

Grow it, don’t mow it

by Guest Columnist, garden writer Suzanne DeJohn Many Americans spend at least a few hours every weekend maintaining their lawns. Wouldn’t you rather be lounging in a hammock sipping lemonade and surrounded by beautiful (and low-maintenance) flower gardens? Over the last 50 years, as supermarket foods became more affordable, suburban American landscapes went from places [...]

April 22, 2010 · Ray Allen · Comments Closed
Tags: , , ,  · Posted in: Gardening in Spring and Summer, Perennials, Wildflowers