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Health Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors

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You know that great feeling you have after a beautiful day outside?  When everything just seems better?  Studies show spending time outside is the best medicine, and you don’t have to be somewhere tropical to get it.  Just a small amount of time outdoors each day offers enormous benefits.  


Tips for the Best Outdoor Living

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Summer is here! Now that the temperature is rising, it’s time to enjoy some lazier and longer days in the great outdoors. 


Best Hi-Tech and Low-Tech Ways to Prep for Summer

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The days are getting longer and warmer, which means summer is coming!  A concern for many this time of year is how to keep your landscape looking its best while keeping your water bill under control. Water use becomes a hot topic during the warmer months in Atlanta, as water restrictions (and water bills) inspire homeowners to become more efficient in their water use. 


Do’s and Don’ts for Creating Walkways and Garden Paths

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Not only are walkways and garden paths convenient, pathways can highlight certain landscape features while diverting attention away from imperfections.


How to Attract the RIGHT Wildlife to Your Landscape

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Like it or not, you’re not the only one living at your address. From songbirds to snakes, landscapes are also home to a variety of local wildlife.  Here are tips to ensure you’re attracting the right kind of wildlife into your surroundings – and discouraging the kind that may be harmful.


Why Landscape with Native Plants in Georgia

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The heat and humidity we experience every summer can be intense – for us, our clients and the landscapes we nurture. But do you want an insiders tip on how to create a healthy landscape that can easily withstand Georgia’s summers?  The answer: landscape with plants native to this region. 


10 Tips on Easy,Fun Outdoor Entertaining

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Summertime means a more relaxed attitude about entertaining.  As the party moves outside there is less worry about crumbs, spills and stains. 


The Best Time to Treat for White Grubs is June and July

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In Georgia, white grubs can be spotted in early Spring – however that’s not the best time to treat for this pest. If you have a white grub infestation, treatment should be applied in June or July.  Here is some handy information about these pests, including how to identify and treat these grubs.


Tips on Selecting the Right Fountain for your Landscape

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Recirculating fountains are a manageable, eco-friendly way to add a water feature to your landscape. Whether it’s a fountain or an urn, these welcoming water features can nestle into small or large areas and make an impactful focal point.


10 Tips on Creating the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

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Outdoor rooms are one of the hottest trends in landscaping, and for good reasons. Outdoor rooms designed for a specific purpose maximize your outdoor space and increase the value of your home.  Are you ready to take meal prep and entertaining outside, but not sure where to start?  Here are handy tips on how to design the perfect outdoor kitchen.