Softscapes

Change of Seasons

With the leaves starting so late this year, we are adjusting our plans to finish the year.  You can read the article to the left about our leaf plan but that is not all that’s affected.  With the warmer temperatures we have been experiencing, the grass has not slowed...

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Flowers & Their Perfect Conditions

Whether you’re born with a green thumb, or you’re a gardening novice, we’ve all experienced disappointing flowers. They fell victim to drought, frost or pests, and the defeat convinced you to choose a far more reliable variety in the future. Luckily, there’s a...

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How to Landscape Around Your Pool

Enjoying summer with a backyard pool is certainly a memorable experience. A well designed and landscaped backyard oasis, however, can be magical. Inground pool landscaping offers homeowners the ability to transport themselves to the tropics as well as increase the...

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What Plants Help with Drainage

Nobody loves sitting water in the yard. Whether it’s a result of compact/clay subsoil, a sloping landscape, or seasonal rain, poorly drained soil can lead to a muddy aesthetic issue. Or worse: it  can create foundation issues within your home.  Planting is a smart way...

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Plant Profile: Black Eyed Susan

Nothing stands out among the prairie flowers quite like the Black Eyed Susan. They bring a burst of showy color to the full-sun garden. Golden yellow, daisy-like petals surround nectar-rich, brown center 'buttons' set atop deep green foliage. Unbothered by most pests,...

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