Crime Committed…Nosey Neighbors

Neighbors are great!  Let’s face it, we have all had to borrow eggs, milk or sugar from time to time, and I love to share landscape tips or plant cuttings.  I will  gladly take care of their pets and plants when they’re out of town.  Getting to know your neighbors helps keep neighborhoods safer and […]

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Crime Committed…Dated Foundation Plantings

Let’s first start by defining foundation plantings.  These are the shrubs that are planted next to the foundation of a home, the row of plants closest to the home. I always try to use evergreen plants in this area because through the winter months the home will have some landscaping that looks good.  And just in case […]

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Crime Committed…Wrong Plant - Wrong Place

The crime is… not knowing what your plants will grow up to be!  Most of us buy our plants in their infancy and we forget they will grow up!  This is where good planning comes into play.  We all go to the garden centers with great aspirations of being the "Yard of the Month".  We […]

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Crime committed…Monotonous plants or Lack of Contrast

When I begin a new landscape design, one of the things I consider is what colors can I use to enhance the home's curb appeal.  The design crime committed here is too monotonous.  In other words, too much of the same color.  The main reason you want to use contrasting colors is so that all […]

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