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Exploring Edible Landscape Designs

Hello, I am Monica Grimbles. I recently tore up all of the grass outside of my home to create a fully edible landscape. The ability to eat all of the plants growing in my garden helps my family's journey to self-sustainability. After all, relying on the supermarket may not always be an option. Even if it is, the food you grow in your yard just tastes and feels so much better. I also like that I do not have to tend the grass to keep the yard green. I change out the plants each year to keep the yard looking fresh and renewed. I will share my plant selections, planting techniques and tools on this site to help others create an edible landscape. I will also discuss all of the ways our professional landscaper helped out with this fun project. Please come back soon.

Exploring Edible Landscape Designs

    Three Tips To Get A Young Tree Off To A Healthy Start

    The first year after planting is a key time to ensure the ongoing healthy development and growth of a tree. Proper care can be the difference between an attractive tree that only needs affordable care, or a tree with ongoing structure and health issues that can become costly to correct. The following three tips can help you get your young trees off to a healthy start. #1: Plant Wisely There are a few key things to keep in mind when planting a young tree.

    Landscaping Tips For Your Vacation Home

    If you have a second home, yard maintenance from a distance can be a challenge. When it comes to your yard and landscaping, getting creative with upkeep is key. Here are four ideas that can help you easily maintain a well landscaped yard at your vacation home. 1. Choose Local Plants The easiest way to have a well landscaped yard that needs little maintenance is to opt for plants that will do well on their own.

    Prevent Over-watering: Three Tips To Prevent Lawn Water Waste

    As the days become hotter, the need for lawn irrigation is greatly increased. However, many states are now requiring residents to do everything they can to avoid over-watering their lawn. Some municipalities are even enforcing fines for those who use too much water due to severe drought. If you have an irrigation system, there are several things you can do to ensure that you don't use too much water while still maintaining an attractive lawn.

    Things To Consider Before Landscaping Your Yard

    Landscaping your property is more complex than simply planting a few flowers and bushes. A good landscaping design will complement your home and add interesting visual appeal to your yard. If you're not very good at decorating, or if you aren't good with plants, it can be very challenging to create an attractive landscape design and maintain the plants properly. Whether you hire a landscape designer, or do it yourself, here are some tips to keep in mind.

    3 Tips For Trimming A Birch Tree

    Depending on what type of birch tree you have, it may need to be trimmed more often than other types. River birches (with white-colored bark) and gray birches, for example, require relatively little pruning while other types of birch trees (such as cinnamon-colored birch trees) may need to be trimmed more often to keep the trunk moist during the warm summer months. Regardless of what type of birch tree you have, that tree will need to be trimmed a certain way in order to encourage growth.

    Prevent A Patio Party Bee Problem By Choosing The Right Types Of Plants And Flowers

    When choosing the landscape for your patio, it's important to take the overall ambiance into consideration. But it is also important to take your family and friends into consideration. Bees are attracted to many plants and flowers because they naturally pollinate them. While this makes bees an important part of the ecosystem, they can create a problem for anyone who is allergic, or simply terrified, of bees. This guide explains how to choose safe plants for your patio for fun and safe outdoor entertaining.

    What To Do With The Tree Stump After Removing The Tree

    If you have just cut down a tree in your yard, you will be enjoying having more space and more sunlight. You might not be enjoying the left behind stump, however. There are several ways you can remove a tree stump on your own. Here are some of the methods you can use to get rid of, or dress up, the stump left after a tree is removed. Grinding The Stump

    How To Rid Your Pond Of Weeds

    A pond is a beautiful addition to any property and can create a rustic, natural quality. Unfortunately, however ponds take regular care and maintenance in order to continue looking their best. One of the worst qualities a pond can have is weed growth, but fortunately, if you catch it early enough- or before it starts- you can whack a weed problem pretty easily. And, if the problem does grow beyond your control or you've got some especially tricky weeds, you can always call on aquatic weed control specialists for professional help.