North Georgia Gardening Tips
30 Jan
2019

Cleaning Stone

2019 may have just began, but spring is right around the corner. For those of us who are dying to get back out there and enjoy warm weather in our outdoor spaces, now is the time for us to start cleaning. Obviously the garden beds need to be cleaned out, leaves raked, lawns blown, but..

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..