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Category: Gardening Tips
10 Jan
2019

Step it Up! Stylish Stone

How often do you think about your outdoor stairs? Probably not very often unless someone trips and falls on them. As the ground shifts over the years or as wood rots away, your stairs can become uneven or hollow. So if your steps start to look like the ones below, it might be time to..

02 Jan
2019

Creek Crossing

This mountain cabin had it all; the view, the seclusion, the stone fireplace (courtesy of Jason the Mason). But when the owners decided their front yard needed a make over, they figured that the cabin needed a water feature too. And by water feature, I mean a hundred foot long stream bed. This natural-looking creek..

02 Jan
2019

Does your landscape have any bones?

Winter in North Georgia is not always a wonderland. What snow we do get is mostly ice and only causes trouble when it sticks around. And without picturesque silver white snow, most yards just look dead during the winter. Sound familiar? If so, your landscape needs some bones. The bones of a landscape are it’s..

12 Dec
2018

What’s Blooming Now- Red-iculously Colorful

Winter flowers are few and far between but that doesn’t mean your landscape has to be completely colorless this year. In place of flowers, look for trees and shrubs with winter berries. Often times, these plants are evergreen so they also act as bones in your landscape. Pyracantha is a large evergreen shrub with wicked..

26 Sep
2018

Maintenance Plans

Every garden needs a base line of maintenance to keep the plants healthy and debris free. It can get over whelming trying to keep up with everything your garden needs but Art of Stone Gardening can help. We have a variety of maintenance plans for every garden’s needs. We can help you stay on top..

05 Jul
2018

Creating Box Turtle Habitat – Backyard Wildlife Gardening

  The common box turtle is not so common these days. Fresh water and safe corridors for wild turtles to travel safely through have grown increasingly scarce. They require loose, non-compacted earth to live and breed in which is becoming harder to find. Another issue they face is that land fragmentation has made it difficult..

13 Apr
2018

What’s Blooming Now – April

It’s spring and the time when we all get excited about are gardens! Here at Art of Stone Gardening we took walk around the property to see what is in bloom during April. We want to share that with you to help you design your own landscape so you can plant to have something always..

02 May
2017

Energy Efficient Landscaping

Energy efficient landscaping is the way to go A thoughtfully designed landscape not only beautifies your property, it can also help you save energy. Well-placed plantings can cool your house in summer, warm it in winter, and save water year round. According to the Department of Energy, a landscape designed with conservation in mind saves..

04 Mar
2017

A Warm Welcome for Worms

Most people know that earthworms are a component of healthy soil. As they work their way through the dirt, worms aerate the soil and increase the soil’s ability to hold nutrients. The castings excreted by earthworms are an excellent fertilizer. Worms can also make soil more hospitable to plants by helping sandy soil to retain..

04 Mar
2017

Plan to Prune Trees and Shrubs

When early spring arrives, one of the first landscape tasks will be pruning some of your plants. Pruning ornamentals really means “thinning” them: selectively cutting back individual limbs to a side branch or main trunk. What you probably don’t want to do is to “hedge” your plant, or cut all branches to the same length...