Fall

14 09, 2017

Watering Alert: Fall Drought Conditions

By |2018-02-19T16:01:20-06:00September 14th, 2017|Fall, Lawn Care, Maintenance|1 Comment

These Boxwood were recently planted, but were not watered consistently. It's too late for them now. It's dry out there. Not enough rain in recent weeks is causing plants to weaken, turn brown and shrivel up. They become more vulnerable to future insect and disease problems, and will die from lack of water. [...]

15 09, 2016

A Plant You Should Know- Beautyberry

By |2018-02-19T16:01:21-06:00September 15th, 2016|Autumn, Birds, Easy-Care Plants, Fall, Landscaping for Birds, Seasonal Color|0 Comments

Here's a late bloomer that is well worth the wait. Spring and summer fly by, and this seemingly plain shrub looks like it wants to hide in the garden unnoticed. But when summer ends, watch out. Early Amethyst Beautyberry (Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst') is about to take center stage. Why do we love this plant? For one, it's low [...]

3 10, 2014

Warm Up Fall Evenings with an Outdoor Fire Pit

By |2018-02-19T16:01:25-06:00October 3rd, 2014|Autumn, Fall, Fire Features, Outdoor Living, Paving and Hardscaping|0 Comments

A mortared stone fire pit with limestone coping is integrated into a crazy quilt limestone patio. Sitting around a roaring fire while sipping cider and roasting marshmallows is a great way to enjoy the cool and crisp evenings of autumn. A metal fire pit or clay chimenea can provide heat, but it often ages [...]

14 09, 2009

Autumn is Great for Landscaping

By |2018-08-30T11:41:49-05:00September 14th, 2009|Fall, Landscaping, Paving and Hardscaping, Plants, Seasonal Color|0 Comments

Along with the milder temperatures and beauty of fall comes an excellent opportunity for landscaping for your yard. The cooler weather is a signal for plants to stop growing new shoots and leaves above ground, but not below. Trees and shubs continue to extend their root systems, making fall an ideal time to plant. [...]