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8 Reasons to Love Your “Full Sun” Yard

I know many people may think that just because you and your lawn really hate the Central Texas heat and blazing sun that plants would struggle too. After 20 years in the industry I still love designing full sun spaces because the possibilities never end. 1) Full sun landscape beds are the easiest when it …

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How Do I Begin a New Landscape?

The first thing you want to do is decide how you plan to use your land and be sure to create as many living and seating places throughout the space as possible. You can hire a designer, consultant or even go online for inspiration to design and create your own space to enjoy. Whether it …

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Landscape Layout Service

My Landscape Layout or “Plant Plopper” service is a great asset to anyone planting or filling in existing, or prepared beds by someone with over 20 years of professional gardening and design experience. I have worked on properties for 16 years from full sun to full shade. My ‘Landscape Layout” service is a great tool for …

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“I Don’t Want It, I Don’t Want It !”

If your plants could speak our language it would be so much easier. The truth is that plants do speak to us by stressing or dying, thriving, surviving and standing the test of time. In my Landscape Consultations over the last 15 years some things are consistent; though most people know they have a problem …

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Beautiful, Healthy Basil

Originally posted on Lisa's Landscape & Design:
I love basil, it hits all the notes for me. Much like cilantro, which is my second fave I’d suppose, it is also a strong and pungent herb that really takes over your senses in a herbaciously delightful manner. Native to India, basil was held in great…

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Gardening Sucks Sometimes!

Yeah, I said it, it really does suck sometimes. How many times have you planted the wrong plant in the right place, or waited for the perfectly ripe fruit that was wiped out overnight by some damn critter who bit most of them and left them on the ground when the dummo realized it didn’t …

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Should I Leave My Leaves In The Landscape?

To leave or not to leave, that is the question and the answer is yes, and no. Timing, type of leave, depth of beds and so much more dictate the benefit of leaf matter in your beds. Stiff hard leaves like those below take time to break down and should be thrown in your compost …

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Does Your Yard Have Resting Bitch Face?

So several years ago I am feeling particularly defeated and getting really frustrated with my scope of work and the Consult’s I was getting; I had a jag of chemical users who were mad when I got there because they didn’t realize I would spend an hour and their money telling them to stop using them. …

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To Trim or Not to Trim?

Originally posted on Lisa's Landscape & Design:
This is a question I hear often and it is has an important answer. There seems to be a lot of confusion when it comes to Fall /Winter trimming  and I know from my own experience that most trimming done in the Fall/Winter is not done for…

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5 Easy Steps to Conserve Water in the Texas Landscape.

Central Texas and Austin in particular is growing by leaps and bounds. This constant influx of people has a huge impact on our water source and it is everyones responsibility to conserve whenever possible. This doesn’t mean you install a yard full of rocks and cacti. If you are looking to conserve water in your yard …

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