Summer turf tips

is your lawn ready to withstand the little league team parties, sack races and barbeques that summer turf must endure?

Is your lawn ready to withstand the little league team parties, sack races and barbeques that summer turf must endure? Photo courtesy of Simply Green Lawn Care Plus.

Caring for your turf during hot summer months

The rain your turf has endured has finally subsided a bit here in Atlanta. The past couple of months you were thrilled that we saw regularly scheduled weekend showers to water your lawn but now it’s high and intense heat. The heat is here just in time to host your summer get-togethers. Now that the rain has subsided, is your lawn ready to withstand the little league team parties, sack races and barbeques? Read more…

About Simply Green Lawn Care Plus

Simply Green Lawn Care PlusSince we began in 2004, our objective has remained the same: We strive to exceed your expectations at every opportunity.

From the sale to the service, throughout the year, we aim to provide only the best quality lawn care, and tree and shrub care services in Atlanta, Georgia.

Small space gardens

Things to consider when planning a small space garden.

When planning for a small space garden consider the environmental conditions, how the space will be used, irrigation needs and options, and make sure to choose plants that create interest. Photo courtesy of Solterra Landscape.

Great gardens can come in small packages

Think your space is too small for a garden? Maybe you live in a townhouse or condo. Maybe you have a small urban yard. Maybe you have a huge landscape but only want to tackle a little piece of it. Whatever the reason, make the most of your small canvas and create a masterpiece.

Here’s a checklist of things to consider when planning your small space garden and some good plant choices. Read more…

About Solterra Landscape

SOLTERRA Landscape's services include complete property maintenance, landscape design, plant and hardscape installation, seasonal color, irrigation, outdoor lighting, grading and drainage.Solterra Landscape is owned and operated by a team of former corporate professionals who decided to follow their passion for beautiful plants and the outdoors. Our services include complete property maintenance, landscape design, plant and hardscape installation, seasonal color, irrigation, outdoor lighting, grading and drainage.

Make your garden shed inviting and interesting!

The french doors have a special appeal, making this garden shed seem more like a garden house.

The french doors have a special appeal, making this garden shed seem more like a garden house. Photo courtesy of Home & Garden Design, Inc.

Storage + outdoor living provided by garden shed focal point

The placement of the garden shed in this back yard makes it a focal point and a destination. After dining on the back patio, the owners are beckoned to take a stroll thru the garden to relax on the more intimate patio. There they can view the yard from a different perspective and enjoy flowering shrubs & features hidden from the previous view. Read more…

About Home & Garden Design

Home & Garden DesignWe’ve been working closely with our clients since 1988 to develop beautiful surroundings that bring contentment, enlightenment and pleasure into their lives. As a design-build landscape architecture firm, located in Northeast Atlanta, we create personalized, interactive, outdoor living areas that are artistic, functional and healthy for people, plants, pets, wildlife and our planet.

 

Landscape design adds curb appeal and interest

Landscaping design can add curb appeal to your home and enhance your family's enjoyment of their surroundings. Photo courtesy of Artistic Landscapes.

Landscape design can add curb appeal to your home and enhance your family’s enjoyment of their surroundings. Photo courtesy of Artistic Landscapes.

Planning and design for your landscaping

A properly designed landscape adds interest to the yard of your Atlanta home and also increases curb appeal and can increase the potential for your family to more thoroughly enjoy their surroundings.  As a professional landscaper Artistic Landscapes knows the best techniques to enhance your yard. Here are some of our favorite techniques to add color, texture, functionality, and points of interest to your landscaping. Among the things to consider are planning for year-round appeal, connecting points of interest with walkways, making a water feature look natural, and combining a variety of plants.

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About Artistic Landscapes

Artistic LandscapesArtistic Landscapes has been creating Atlanta’s finest landscapes for discriminating homeowners and businesses since 1997. Artistic Landscapes offers residential and commercial landscaping services in Atlanta, Georgia, ranging from complete landscape makeovers to individual projects, including retaining walls, outdoor lighting, sprinkler systems, ponds and waterfalls, and outstanding landscape designs for projects that we will be installing. Artistic Landscapes specializes in creating great outdoor living spaces.

How to use a color wheel

Color choices are a matter of personal taste. A basic understanding of color theory can help you figure out combinations that work for your garden.

Color choices are a matter of personal taste. A basic understanding of color theory can help you figure out combinations that work for your garden.

Choosing the best colors for your garden

From the most experienced plantsman to the rankest amateur, the one thing everyone wants in their outdoor space is COLOR!  But how do you effectively use color in your garden?  First, remember that there is no right or wrong when it comes to color in the garden.  Color choices are a matter of personal taste.  For some, a riot of color is just the ticket.  Others prefer to work with a single hue. Read more…

About Bloom ‘n Gardens

Bloom'n Gardens Landscape, Mableton GAEstablished in November 2005, Bloom’n Gardens Landscape provides quality landscape installations and maintenance for those who value their outdoor space. From simple shrub plantings to complex renovations, our professional staff makes sure that projects are completed correctly, on time and within budget.

Two-sided landscape: hidden edible gardens

Plant pretty front yard edible gardens

This is what the neighbors see. Edibles are behind the pink azalea. Photo courtesy of Home & Garden Design.

Plant food, not lawns. Pretty front yard vegetable gardens.

This salad garden is positioned in the sunniest part of the front yard in an area that is hidden from the neighbors. It’s visible from my driveway and all windows across the front of the house. These edibles plus others scattered thru the front yard are combined with flowering shrubs and perennials that attract beneficial insects and pollinators. The plants occupy 90% of the space with only 10% remaining lawn. Read more…

About Home & Garden Design

Home & Garden DesignWe’ve been working closely with our clients since 1988 to develop beautiful surroundings that bring contentment, enlightenment and pleasure into their lives. As a design-build landscape architecture firm, located in Northeast Atlanta, we create personalized, interactive, outdoor living areas that are artistic, functional and healthy for people, plants, pets, wildlife and our planet.