North Georgia Gardening Tips
04 Mar
2017

Fresh Landscaping Idea: Grow a Mediterranean Herb Garden

Your garden is a great place for you to grow Mediterranean herbs. Georgia’s climate is a good fit for Mediterranean herbs, like sage, oregano, and thyme. These plants love hot, dry conditions with plenty of sun, so they can thrive in Georgia’s long, hot summers–as long as you plant them in well-drained soils. This post..

04 Mar
2017

Rock Gardening With Stone Gravity Walls

“Masonry is an art form. Creating stonework is like putting a puzzle together without a picture.” ~Jason the Mason Gravity retaining walls have been built since ancient times because they are functional and beautiful additions to any landscape. Whether gravity walls are made of stone or concrete, the basic principle behind them is simple: gravity..

04 Mar
2017

Rain Gardens Clean Water and Beautify Your Garden

Install a rain garden to beautify your garden and protect the environment at the same time. The purpose of a rain garden is to capture rainwater runoff, slowing it down so that it soaks gently into the soil instead of racing quickly off your property. Undisturbed natural settings act like a great sponge: rain falls..

03 Mar
2017

Got Deer? Make Your Garden Deer Resistant

Got deer? Make Your Garden Deer Resistant With Strong-Smelling Plants We get asked about deer-resistant gardening all the time. Deer are everywhere, and they’ll eat anything—including your prized azaleas and hosta! They eat tree leaves, too, up to almost six feet off the ground. Male deer damage trees by rubbing them with their antlers. Spring..

03 Mar
2017

Upgrade Your Home and Landscape with a Deck Redo

With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to upgrade the look of your home and landscape. Follow us as we transform a ho-hum deck into a handsome, high-quality exterior living space. For this job, we didn’t have to start from scratch. The original deck was in good shape. But we greatly..

03 Mar
2017

Beautiful, Safe Stone Steps for Your Landscape

Stone steps in your landscape need to be beautiful—and safe. Read on to learn how we used our masonry skills and lots of concrete to secure a collapsing stone stairway. For this job, we rebuilt sinking stone steps. The steps were sinking because the stones were set into dirt and gravel, not concrete. Over time,..

03 Mar
2017

Create a Dry Creek Bed in Your Garden

How and Why to create a dry creek bed in your garden. Erosion is a landscape killer. It strips topsoil and leaves ugly, bare patches in your garden. It can also harm the foundation of your home. But the great news is that dry creek beds are a beautiful way to solve your erosion problems...