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There are many options edging your lawn

You have many options edging your lawn.  Modern home owners have a number of choices when it comes to edging your yard.

From edging with an edger to concrete curbing to 6″ metal edging to laying a 45 degree angle, there are many ways to edge your lawn.

There are many options edging your lawn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every one knows about concrete curbing.  It […]

Use solar lighting to enhance your garden

Use solar lighting to enhance your garden.  Done correctly solar lighting can be every bit as good as regular lighting.

The secret is in the equipment and how the lights are laid out.

Use solar lighting to turn your garden into a wonderland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having an amazing outdoors is just as important as having  stunning indoors.  First impressions last forever so the landscape […]

Coreopsis lanceolota is one tough and beautiful perennial

Coreopsis lanceolota is one tough and beautiful perennial.  Here we see it growing on a roof top!

Coreopsis lanceolata Is

A fast grower
Suitable for naturalized areas
A proficient self seeder
Attracts wildlife & is a pollinator species
Is attractive during the growing season

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coreopsis lanceolata prefers four to six hours of sun.  It is commonly found on poor, dry and […]

How do green roof layers manage storm water?

How do green roof layers manage storm water?

Through a layered system green roof layers manage storm water very efficiently.

Green Roof Layers

Have vegetation
Have growing media
Water retention layers
Have green roof drainage layers

 

 

 

 

 

A vibrant vegetation layer of a green roof.  The vegetation of a green roof has to be very drought tolerant and growing in well drained soil.

The […]

Do you know how to harvest vegetables the correct way?

Do you know how to harvest vegetables the correct way?  Many vegetable gardeners assume they know the correct way to harvest, but many do not!

Cutting lettuce or kale the correct way will yield many weeks of fresh produce.  Doing it the wrong way will set you back several weeks.

Do you know how to harvest vegetables the correct way?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowing the […]

Seeing a world class garden in the Boston suburbs

Seeing a world class garden in the Boston suburbs.  This garden dates back to 1790 with the saltbox farmhouse and drying barn.

The garden does not disappoint!

You enter the garden through an arched gate and walk through a grape arbor into the walled garden.

You enter the garden through an arched gate and walk through a grape arbor into the walled […]

Localscapes is a good way to describe Utah landscapes

Localscapes is a good way to describe Utah landscapes.  Localscapes was developed by the Jordan Valley Conservation Garden.

It encompasses five principles.  Localscapes is all about making Utah landscapes that require less maintenance and water to thrive.

 

 

 

 

The five principles of localscapes are:  Pathways, gathering areas, park strips, lawn areas and plants that are drip irrigated and selected for the region […]

Xeriscape, what it is not and what it really is

Xeriscape, what it is not and what it really is.

Xeriscape is not

Is not dry only
Is not lawn less landscaping
Is not just gravel and rocks
Is not about native plants only

 

 

 

 

 

Xeriscape Is

Practicable turf areas
Is using water wise plants
The use of soil amendments
The use of efficient irrigation
This is in the form of inline […]

Boston’s ribbon of contemporary parks are amazing

Boston’s ribbon of contemporary parks began in 1991.  Right in the heart of down town Boston there is a mile and a half of stunning looking parks.

 

 

 

 

 

Created years ago the 17 acre Greenway encompasses award winning contemporary public art, signature fountains, organically-maintained gardens and nationally recognized food trucks.

Throw in free Wi-Fi and you have the makings of a garden […]

Are you keeping up with the latest outdoor trends?

What are the latest trends in outdoor garden design?

What looks like an ordinary rock is really a high definition outdoor speaker.  These unidirectional speakers perform every bit as good as their indoor counter parts.

These innovative outdoor speakers come in a number of natural looks that look like planters, rocks and brick or stone walls.

 

 

 

 

By placing dimmer switches and speakers […]

How to sow melons, cucs, gourds, pumpkins and squash

Sowing seeds of melons, cucs, gourds, pumpkins and squash requires paying attention to details.  If the soil temperature is not at least 65 degrees you are wasting your time, they simply will not germinate.

Members of the cucurbit family require very warm temperatures to germinate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the cucurbit family are grown year around in tropical climates.

How ever, those in further […]