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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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How To Guides

How To Plant: A Step-By-Step Guide

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Before You Plant Measure Your Sunlight Before you get started planting there are a few things you should observe from your outdoor space. First, monitor how much sun your this area gets. Does it get any direct sun? At what time of day does your space get sun, and for how long? The easiest way […]

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Seasonal Plantings

Charming Camellias: Fall and Winter Varietals

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Landscaping with Camellias Camellias are an essential ingredient to every Southern landscape.  Their sheer size and distinctive evergreen foliage make them the perfect leafy backdrop for a lackluster fall or winter landscape.  Camellias can grow anywhere from 6 to 12 feet tall and wide!  Despite their large stature, these plants can easily be incorporated into the landscape. […]

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Seasonal Plantings

Redefining ‘Pansies’: A Flamboyant Plant With A Tough Constitution

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This tough winter bedding plant may have a serious identity issue, but its very flamboyance is what drives its demand.  Pansies are the forgotten late season annual, and among the few plants capable of tolerating icy late winter temperatures.  In truth, these annuals flawlessly liven up brown winter landscapes with minimal maintenance. Pansies are splendid […]

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Garden Planning

TSLG’s Landscape Design Questionnaire

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Landscape Design Questionnaire The purpose of this questionnaire is to effectively meld form and function.  Your assessment here will help your decision making down the road.  Use the questionnaire to help recognize your wants and needs, but to also recognize your site specific conditions before delving into the process. Preliminary Questionnaire Is the land in […]

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Garden Planning

Planning Your Landscape in the Winter

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Your garden may be dormant right now, but you don’t have to be. Take some time for planning your garden. Winter is the best time to gain some perspective on your design choices and plan for your tasks ahead.  Here are four steps to successfully planning your landscape in the winter: Step 1: Observe and Identify […]

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Lawn

What DIY Lawn Care Really Costs

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Remember when you bought your mower?  You may have had big hair, been looking forward to the newest episode of Friends, or it just may have been before you knew the name Kanye West… in other words, simpler times. You learned the information necessary to know about DIY lawn care, (according to the Home Depot […]

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Lawn

Organic Lawn Care: Worthwhile or Worthless? 

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We all like to be responsible and practical.  That’s how one becomes a home owner, no?  Unfortunately, the things that are the most responsible are not always the most practical.  Grocery shopping for instance.  You want to buy all your vegetables at Wholefoods, (or some expensive organic grocer), but is it practical to break the […]

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Houseplants

Moving Maintenance: Bringing your Houseplants Indoors or Out

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Bringing your houseplants out into the warm weather is tempting, we know.  It seems like a great idea at the time too.  Your plants are looking a little dismal from the winter, and it’s a good opportunity to liven up your outdoor entertaining space with plants!  But when summer heat starts making your porch look […]

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