Category: Blog

More on Swales and Berms

Recent research in Spokane, Washington, as well as Florida has documented the stormwater quality benefits from swales and low-lying areas by reducing the flow and allowing slower infiltration into the groundwater system. This is a finding which past generations were...
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Rock Garden and Plants

Rock gardens are effective if built on a natural slope or terrace. Use rocks of one geological type. Good drainage is necessary. Plant a variety of species in the rockery. The garden should not be larger than can be easily...
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Soil Berms

A berm is a level space, shelf, or raised barrier separating two areas. It can serve as a fortification line or a border/separation barrier. The word berm originates in the Middle Dutch and German berme and came into usage in...
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Winter Gardening

Just because its winter, do not think you have to give up on your gardening, especially if you are an avid gardener and have the passion all year round. Here’s is but one of many ideas to try and help you through...
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Topsoil for Your Gardening Needs

While it is true that naturally occurring topsoil erodes quickly, it is possible for a man to take components and make a substitute close to the original. Regarding the different type of topsoil, there are three primary ones occurring in...
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Eco-Friendly Landscaping

Considering residential landscaping you may have choices. You need to decide what you want from the landscaping. Most of the people would like their landscaping to be attractive, but they would also want it to add peace in their life....
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Fall Weather & Landscape

As summer draws to a close your yard becomes worn out from the summer heat and the dry air. It also needs to be replenished with nutrients that can prepare the soil for the upcoming spring season. This is why...
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Mulch, When and How Much

Mulch is an easy way to improve the look of your flower beds while providing many benefits to the plants within them. The list of benefits is long and for this reason many Home Owner Associations will go as far...
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Good Soil and Gardens

Do you have bad soil in your area?  Is it rocky, sandy, or full of clay?  If so, no need to worry. The first step in good gardening is having good garden soil.  Unfortunately, the vast majority of us aren't...
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Landscape/Landscaping

Landscaping refers to any activity that modifies the visible features of an area of land, including: Living elements, such as flora or fauna; or what is commonly called gardening, the art and craft of growing plants with a goal of...
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