Encore Azaleas

Each spring, vivid displays of color dominate southern landscapes. Many native and hybrid azalea cultivars put on a floral show, but Encore Azaleas are perhaps the most popular.  Encore Azaleas are an azalea cultivar known for their extended bloom time. Their name derives from the fact that they bloom not only in spring, but also […]

10 Common Weeds in Georgia and How to Prevent Them

Common Weeds in GA

There are hundreds of common weeds in Georgia, and most of them find their way into residential lawns and landscapes. Weeds fall into two main category divisions: annual and perennial, and grassy and broadleaf. Annual weeds complete their growing cycle in one season, whereas perennial weeds come back year after year. Grassy weeds resemble lawn […]

Eight Spring Garden Ideas

spring garden ideas

Spring is here, and we’re bursting with new enthusiasm and new ways to improve your outdoor space. From preparation to planting, our spring garden ideas will help you put your best gardening foot forward. Spring Garden Checklist Getting your garden ready for spring is a lot like spring cleaning. It’s time to take stock and […]

Frost Damaged Plants: Recovery and Care

frost damaged plants.

A hard freeze warning strikes fear into the hearts of both professional and amateur gardeners each winter. Especially in the normally mild South, where freezing temperatures often result in frost damaged plants. In December of 2022, the Atlanta area endured two days where temperatures neared record lows. Many shrubs sustained damaged leaves and defoliation. Do […]

Winter Pruning Tips for Southern Gardeners

winter bush

The leaves are off the trees, warm season grasses have gone dormant. Spring bulbs are planted. It may seem like all of your landscape tasks are complete for the year. However, if you want to put your best gardening foot forward next spring, consider winter pruning. Pruning flowering shrubs and fruiting trees is essential to […]

The Importance Of Proper Mulching

Paver walkway with mulch. importance of proper mulching. Atlanta landscaping

Mulch is one of the most beneficial tools in the landscaping toolbox. Not only does it work wonders for a property’s curb appeal, but it also has several important benefits that contribute to both soil and plant health. Most people think about mulching in the spring, when they’re emerging from their long winter’s nap and […]

10 Best Bulbs for Southern Gardens

10 best bulbs for southern gardens. Atlanta landscaping

If you want to have a beautiful garden in the spring, fall is the time to start thinking about bulbs. “Bulbs” is a catchall term for corms, tubers, rhizomes and true bulbs that emerge in the spring. These underground parts act as food storage to ensure the plant’s survival over the winter months. From traditional […]

Which is Better? Outdoor Fire Pit vs Fireplace

Residential landscaping. Outdoor firepits versus fireplaces

Thinking of installing an outdoor fire feature, and torn between a fire pit vs fireplace? We’ll help you break it down.   The Benefits of Outdoor Fire Features There’s nothing quite like sitting around an open flame. That’s probably why people have been doing it for thousands of years. We may have a lot more conveniences […]