Lisa's Landscape & Design

Saving the Planet One Yard at a Time

Category Archives: Natural Habitat

Compost Each Spring, The Planet Digs It!

One of the most important and intriguing classes I’ve ever taken in my landscape education, was about the soil. It is the foundation and the environmental anchor of the landscape. If your soil isn’t healthy, your garden will suffer.   Much like our own bodies, we will only get out of it, what we put …

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Central Texas Gardener for Life

  For those of you who know me and have followed my blog it is a no brainer that I would be excited to be featured on the local PBS station KLRU for my low water, minimal maintenance, mostly edible garden. I actually fueled my passion for gardening here in Central Texas by watching this …

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The Crown Jewel

Not sure if this should have been named the “Crown Jewel” or the “Flag  Ship” but I believe they both apply here. This quite frankly is a post to completely show off with no regard for the typical “Central Texas gardening” posts you will find on this blog. You will also read about a girl …

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Rooms With a View, Landscaping From the Inside Out.

One of the important elements of landscape design is considering what room of your home looks onto which view of the landscape. When I design for a client I ask two important questions. One, “which neighbors would you like to hide” and two, “Which rooms over look this view?”.  In my space as in any …

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Crepe Myrtles with Aphids? It’s a “Sticky Situation”.

I was inspired to write this blog after a number of emails and queries about what many of us in the garden biz politely refer to as “Honey Dew”. Honey Dew is basically a kinder term for the sugar laden Aphid “leavings”,  or the many other terms one could use for the sappy mess that falls from Crepe Myrtles …

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