North Georgia 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..

19 Dec
2018

Mail Box Driveouts

Having a mailbox that’s located a foot or more from the road isn’t mandatory, but it’s often a good idea. Homeowners are able to safely access their mail either in their car or on foot with out fear of being hit by oncoming traffic. It also helps deter would be vandals from “accidentally” hitting your..

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..

05 Dec
2018

Outdoor Gas Fireplace

Nothing is cozier than sitting by a fire on a clear winter night; the crackle of the flames, hot coco, snuggled up under blankets with people you love. However, an open, wood burning fireplace on a wood deck takes preparation and maintenance. The homeowners, Vicki and Joe decided on an outdoor gas fireplace instead. Before..

30 Oct
2018

Thrilling Container Gardens

Container gardens are currently all the rage. Filled with perennials and annuals, herbs and kale, and any other small plant, container gardens add bright splashes of color anywhere you can fit a pot! But as complicated as they seem, there’s a trick to a successful container garden. And I’ll even share the secret formula: thriller,..

25 Oct
2018

Spring Bulbs

In North Georgia, Tulips and daffodils are the heralds of spring. The bulbs are best planted between Thanksgiving and Christmas. These spring flowers need to be chilled for 12 to 16 weeks in order to bloom. So by planting them in the fall, they have all winter to chill and are ready to bloom by..

25 Oct
2018

Whats Blooming Now – November

Just because the summer heat is officially (finally) gone doesn’t mean that all the flowers are too. We still have a few more weeks of bright, beautiful blooms. Chrysanthemums are the flowers of fall. However all the ‘mums that are sold in big box stores are usually double ‘mums’, meaning that they were bred to..

03 Oct
2018

What’s Blooming Now – October

It may be October in North Georgia but thankfully, it is still warm enough to see some beautiful fall flowers. Some of these started earlier in the year and others are just now popping out. Salvia greggi ‘Lipstick’ is a show stopping Salvia. This variety blooms from May through November. As with other salvias, it is..