Are you killing the birds in your yard?

The winter is a great time to observe our feathered friends in our yard. Their color stands out more and there are less obstructions for viewing. It is also a crucial time to provide them with the food, water and housing they need. Unfortunately, during the winter months, a bird requires a higher caloric intake […]

Small landscape renovation on Hilton pt2

Here is the follow-up and final article on the landscape renovation we did in The Hilton Ave area of Columbus Ga. We were postponed about 6 weeks waiting on plant material to come in, the home owner to get back from vacation and bad weather. The job is finally done and turned out really nice. […]

Product Review of Fatwood Kindling

Fatwood Kindling Today we did a product review of the kindling we carry at our garden center, Fatwood Fire Starter. Its a great product that we use everyday during the winter. We heat the store with a wood burning stove and we use Fatwood to start it everyday. Fatwood is located over in Savannah GA […]

Winter yard chores that make spring much easier

Winter yard chores that make spring much easier -Renovating your lawn in the winter can have several benefits. Plant material and sod are less susceptible to heat damage and landscapers are likely less busy. Winter is also the best time to plant trees. -Stock up on and get ready to apply pre-emergent weed killer. It […]

Don’t Commit Crepe Murder

Pruning Your Crepe Myrtles Properly I’m sure you’ve seen it. A big old crepe Myrtle that looks more at home in a boxing ring than in a front yard. Those big knots on the end of the limbs ready to knock someone out. Don’t let your Crepe Myrtle be the bully of your landscape. In […]

The classic Boxwood

Boxwoods are very popular in Columbus area landscapes. Especially in the older parts of town. They became less popular in the 90’s during the building boom and were replaced by the new, chic youpan. Things have a way of coming full circle and shrubs in the landscape are no exception. A lot of people have […]

Instead of a retaining wall, try Asiatic Jasmine

If you have an erosion problem, but can’t afford a retaining wall, Asiatic Jasmine may be the answer to your prayers. Asiatic Jasmine is a low growing, compact plant that works wonders on hill sides. Once established it will hold the soil and slow the water coming off of the slope. It is low maintenance […]

Weed control basics for your yard

These are some basic tips to help you be more productive when getting weeds out of your yard. 1. Identify the weed One of the biggest mistakes people make is guessing what kind of weed they are trying to get rid of. This can be a big waste of money due to ineffective treatment and […]

Small Landscape Renovation on Hilton Pt1

We started a small landscape renovation on Hilton today. All of the plant material in the front around the house will be removed and all of the bed edges will be re-shaped and re-planted. I will be posting videos of the job progress along the way. Today’s installment is a basic over view of us […]