North Georgia Gardening Tips
30 Jul
2018

Enjoy Summer with a Swimming Pool

Summers in Georgia are no joke. Even up towards the mountains, the humidity can make it feel like it’s a hundred something degrees. Backyard pools are the perfect place to spend the summer. Invite friends, family, and neighbors for a day of fun. Or maybe just invite yourself and that book that’s lived on your..

23 Jul
2018

Why You Want to Plant a Sourwood Tree

  Sourwood Oxydendrum arboreum is one of our most beautiful native trees and a stand out in an ornamental landscape design. This small tree preforms well in cultivation and offers multi seasonal beauty so it’s difficult to understand why they aren’t used in home gardens more often. They are low maintenance, adaptable, have no serious..

16 Jul
2018

House Front Remodel from Brick to Stone

Vinyl siding is one of the most affordable options when it comes to the exterior of your home. Its durable, easy to clean, but its very dull looking. While ideal for pinching pennies, vinyl siding makes for a very forgettable house. One solution is to have an accent panel, or a singular area of siding..

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..

28 Jun
2018

Stone Foot Bridge

  For those of us who grew up on stories of fairies sleeping in flowers and goblins wearing mushroom hats, we dreamed of a garden bursting with blooms and enough herbs to heal any aliment. Luckily for us, North Georgia has a magical range of native plants and even more that thrive here. However, no..

22 Jun
2018

What’s Blooming Now – June

In keeping with our monthly post on what is blooming in our gardens we took a stroll to see what is in flower for June. Hopefully we can give you some ideas for planning your own landscape so you can ensure a continuous flow of blooms for all seasons.   Daylilies – The daylilies are..

14 Jun
2018

Retaining Wall Replacement from Wood To Allan Block

Retaining walls are a necessity in the mountains, where little flat land exists. Two of the main types of retaining walls are made of wood or cement blocks. Both materials have their pros and cons, so which one would be best for your landscape? The first question to ask is whether or not the wall..

06 Jun
2018

Hydrangeas for Shade – Landscape Ideas

These days when you go to the plant nursery you can find hydrangeas for either sun or shade. Their blooming times are different and in the beginning of June the shade hydrangeas are kicking into gear and beginning to look spectacular. Flowering on most sun loving hydrangea types will be in a few weeks so..

27 May
2018

Using Stone for Landscape Borders and Edging

An abrupt end of dirt or mulch is usually the only indication of the border of a garden bed. While this may work for some beds, adding a physical barrier has multiple benefits.   Borders can be made of any material imaginable. Popular mediums include metal, wood, plastic, and stone. Stone is the most preferable..

16 May
2018

What’s Blooming Now – May

We took a walk around the garden and want to share with you what is in bloom during May. This can help you plan your own landscape design with multi season interest in mind. You can have something in flower during every season! Spiderwort – An easy to grow native plant with pretty blue flowers...