Planting Bulbs

Choosing which bulbs to plant, the time to plant and how to plant them is essential for successful bulb planting .  Here in Gwinnett county the time to plant Spring flowering bulbs is in the fall. You should plant these between late October and  late December. Plant summer flowering bulbs in the early spring. Make…

Container Gardening

When landscaping your home adding container gardens can give you a lot of added interest in many different areas.  The front porch, on the back deck, around your pond or pool, the options are endless!  When choosing the plants for your containers there are a few tips that will help insure there beauty. The first…

Landscaping on a hill

Here In Gwinnett most of our yards have some kind of hill that will need to be landscaped. The main goal when landscaping a hill will be to prevent soil erosion. Having deep healthy roots on these slopes will prevent soil from eroding. The question is what kind of plants are suitable for your area…

Plans for the winter

The year is coming to an end here in Gwinnett county and winter has pretty much settled in. What a good time to start thinking about your plans for 2013! Making your plans for the year can sometimes be a stressful job, so the sooner you begin, the better! First step would be to walk…

Weed management

Here in Gwinnett county Georgia  we have some really stubborn weeds. Using round up and weed be gone alone will not control some of our tuff weeds. However  there are a few steps you can do to control weeds and even keep them from coming up. The first step would begin in mid February putting…

Hardy Shrubs To Plant In Georgia

There are many trees and shrubs to choose from when going through you local nurseries here Gwinnett county. To pick plants that are hardy here it is always best to go for the ones native to your area. Here in Georgia some of our native shrubs are:   Sweet Shrub Calycanthus floridus Bloom Time: Late…

Drought tolerant plants

Here in Gwinnett county  many of us struggle with keeping our plants watered during the spring and summer. Using certain plants that are more drought tolerant will cut down on a lot of the worry and hassle. Some of the more drought tolerant plants are. Lantana miss huff Bloom Time – Late spring until frost Color –…

Water management

During a drought all plants suffer through a lot of stress here in Gwinnett if not watered properly. One of the main parts of a lawn and garden that is effected by a drought  is the grass. Trying to water your grass with hose end sprinklers and hand watering may keep it green but most…

Soil management

Soil management is very important for the health of your plants. Especially with the heat stress our plants go through here in Suwanee, GA. They rely on having deep roots to receive moisture during times of drought. Having healthy soil is key for that to happen.  Things like thatch, imbalanced PH levels, and soil texture…