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Water Gardening

TSLG’s Top 10 Aquatic Plants for the Beginner Water Gardener

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The sight and sound of water can always draw the interest of people. Water adds an appealing element to a garden. Water gardens can include fountains, waterfalls, small ponds and elaborate combinations of rockwork and lighting. Basically, a water garden is just a pool of water that is home to plants and possibly fish and […]

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Perennials

Seasonal Interest: Fall Perennials

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Spring may be special, but fall is fabulous for planting.  Bulbs, cool-season vegetables, trees, shrubs, and fall perennials can all be effectively planted in the fall.  But if you’re looking for some late season color, fall perennials are the best place to start. Fall perennials can offer spectacular blends of bold color and texture with […]

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Shrubs and Trees

Caring for Roses

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About Roses It’s easy to pass over roses when you’re shopping at your local garden center.  You stop to say, “ooh and ahh” at the beautiful colors and enticing fragrances, but when it’s time to leave you bid, “Ado” without a second thought.  Most homeowners share your sentiments about roses. Caring for roses seems like […]

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Shrubs and Trees

Caring for Hydrangeas

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Hydrangeas are a garden staple.  These versatile plants provide visual impact as both specimens and mass plantings.  Easy to grow, Hydrangeas offer a tough constitution and prolific blooms that last all summer. There’s a hydrangea for nearly every garden, and for good reason.  In the late spring through summer, Hydrangea bloom in shades of white, […]

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Watering Your Lawn, The Right Way.

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Don’t you wish that watering your lawn was like a “one size fits all” t-shirt?  Wouldn’t it be nice to follow one set of guidelines, set your irrigation unit once, and forget about the whole thing once and for all?  Unfortunately, when it comes to watering the “set it and forget it” method does not […]

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Annuals

The 10 Best Low-Maintenance Annuals for Sandhills

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There is nothing worse than walking out into an annual garden you just planted and finding soon after it’s doing poorly.  A million questions run through your head.  Did I water too much… too little?  Is my soil wrong?  Should I just accept that I have a black thumb?   Maybe your questions are the right […]

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Lawn

Five Essential Tips to the Perfect Lawn

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For most homeowners, creating the perfect lawn seems more like a fairy tale than a realistic goal.  No magic pill, wish-granting genie, or wand waving can replace the hard work it will take to achieve the lush green expanse we all crave.  Most of us are just happy the yard is green. Does it matter […]

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Commercial Landscaping

Four Factors to Consider Before Hiring A Commercial Landscape Service

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  You don’t have the time or the resources to maintain an onsite grounds crew, so you make the logical choice and hire a commercial landscape service. Contracting out is financially prudent, but there are other added benefits!  Hiring a third party company simplifies the line of communication, provides single-source accountability and delivers the advantage of having an additional […]

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Commercial Landscaping

The Unexpected Benefits of Commercial Landscaping

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Years of planning and dedication, late nights and toil and you’ve finally made it. You’ve set up shop nearby and can now call your business a “brick-and-mortar” company.  But after spending all this time meticulously planning where to make your big move, shouldn’t some thought go into how this decision may affect your brand?   […]

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Perennials

Hellebore: The Jewel of Winter

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About Hellebore Hybrids Although there are many different species of Hellebore, this writer wishes to focus solely on Hellebore hybrids. (Hellebore hyrbids are the popular varieties you find in your local garden center).  Hellebore, also known as Lenten Rose, is available in over ten species including Helleborus argutifolius, Helleborus atrorubens, Helleborus foetidus, Helleborus lividus, Helleborus […]

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