Category Archives: Yard Tips

First Fruits

Share: FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrintThe rain is finaling drying up and the warmer weather has turned the hugel mound into a tomato jungle. Last week we made the decision to heavily prune all the suckers and many of the accompanying branches that were … Continue reading

Huli Huli Chicken.. It’s a Hugel Mound!

Share: FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrintYou may be asking about the referential treatment of a Hawaiian chicken dish and a newly discovered permaculture technique- hugelkulture. The chicken dish really has nothing to do with anything, but we like to use it for emphasis when … Continue reading

Plants Deer Dislike

Share: FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrintThanks to their fuzzy leaves, strong fragrance, or bitter taste, the following plants aren’t among deer’s favorite nibbles. Spring-blooming perennials Bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis) Shade-loving, fernlike plant with pendulous heart-shaped flowers; hardy to -35° F. Bluebell (Hyacinthoide hispanica) Bulb … Continue reading

Lawn Care Service & Advice

Share: FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrint  Lawn care service calls abound these days and many clients need advice for caring for their lawn and what services we provide if you can’t go it alone! We thought this would be a great topic for our … Continue reading

Simply Mulch

Share: FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrint With cold weather coming on and summer blossoms fading away gardens tend to become less luxurious. But it doesn’t have to be that way, with one easy addition your garden can fight back the frosts, and keep its … Continue reading

Making Clay Soil Suitable For Gardening

Share: FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrint Are you interested in gardening, but find that your soil is full of clay? Check out today’s post for some tips on how to make your clay soil suitable for gardening so that your green thumbs can keep … Continue reading

Saving Money on Cooling and Heating With Your Landscape

Share: FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrint You’ve probably read a thousand articles about how to save money on heating and cooling in your home. But chances are that you probably haven’t heard much about the idea of passive solar as a way to save … Continue reading

Water Water Everywhere- Tips for Watering Your Yard

Share: FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestemailPrint In Gary Allan’s country music song, he said “Every storm runs out of rain”… Well, he must not have lived in Virginia! We’ve experienced a great deal of rainfall lately. In fact, we’ve experienced record amounts of rainfall … Continue reading