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Category: Gardening Tips
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...

04 Mar
2017

Shape your Crape the Right Way

Crape myrtle adds beauty to landscapes. It is hardy, drought resistant, and relatively disease free. Such a marvelous ornamental deserves our care and respect. So please, whatever you do, don’t “murder” your crape. That’s actually what landscapers jokingly call it when people cut back a crape myrtle’s large limbs and leave only stumps. What happens..

04 Mar
2017

Roses Are Red, Hydrangeas Are Blue . . . or Pink!

To Make Them Blue: The color of hydrangeas depends on the presence of aluminum and the acidity of the soil. In Georgia, the pH of the soil is usually low enough (pH 5.5 or lower) to allow plants to take up enough aluminum to produce beautiful blue flowers. To keep them blue, you can add..

04 Mar
2017

Low Down on Mulch – Gardening Care

Low-Down on Mulch Mulch is a favorite because it unifies the overall look of landscaping and promotes healthy plant growth. When properly applied, mulch suppresses weeds and helps the soil retain water. It also insulates plants’ roots, cooling them in the summer and warming them in the winter. Here are some things to think about..