Mulching

Here in Gwinnett  county with our scorching summers and freezing winters mulching is very important when doing your landscaping. Adding a layer of mulch between 2″ to  4″ over your planting beds will provide many benefits.   Starting with the heat of the summer. Here in Georgia our plants  undergo a lot of stress from…

Deciduous Shrub Selection

Here in gwinnett county georgia there are many different types of deciduous shrubs. There are a few however that are a must have for any landscape. The first one is the Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus ). Burning bush is an a beautiful shrub year round but in the fall the brilliant red color of the leaves…

Bulbs To plant in the spring for shade

Here in Gwinnet county there are many different types of  bulbs to plant  in your gardens shade areas during the spring. Here are few we have really liked! Caladium Caladium hortulanum   Space:12″ Depth: 1″ Bloom time: until first frost Foliage height: 1′ to 2′ Type: Annual   Tiberose Polianthes tuberos     Space: 6″…

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…