By Misty Gil, Posted in Feature Stories

As North Carolina grapples with the challenges of water conservation, xeriscaping emerges as a sustainable and water-efficient landscaping solution. Derived from the Greek word "xeros," meaning dry, xeriscaping is a landscaping approach that minimizes... read more.

By Misty Gil, Posted in Feature Stories

Ornamental grasses, with their graceful forms and myriad benefits, have become a staple in modern landscaping, adding texture, movement, and year-round interest to outdoor spaces. The utilization of these versatile plants goes beyond mere aesthetic... read more.

By Misty Gil, Posted in Feature Stories, Plants

The traditional approach to caring for crape myrtles in the South has undergone a significant shift. Once considered acceptable, the practice of "pollarding" or severe pruning, known colloquially as "crape murder," is now recognized as detrimental to... read more.

By Misty Gil, Posted in Feature Stories

When envisioning a captivating and functional landscape, the focus often extends beyond lush greenery to the carefully designed hardscapes that shape and define outdoor spaces. Incorporating elements such as paths, patios, and more not only adds... read more.

By Misty Gil, Posted in Feature Stories

Winter in landscape maintenance is a crucial time to get things ready for the growing season again. Making sure you have regular visits in the winter is critical to a beautiful spring and a healthy landscape. Things that ensure your landscape is ready... read more.

By Misty Gil, Posted in Feature Stories, Plants

In the enchanting landscapes of North Carolina, the vibrant palette of flowering shrubs and trees brings a burst of color and beauty to the region's diverse ecosystems. 

Hydrangea: Renowned for its exquisite and large blooms, the... read more.

By Misty Gil, Posted in Feature Stories

Ground covers enhance landscaping by preventing erosion, suppressing weeds, conserving moisture, regulating temperature, fostering biodiversity, and providing a visually appealing, low-maintenance green carpet. 

These low-growing,... read more.

By Misty Gil, Posted in Feature Stories

The decision between mulch and pine straw in your landscaping is a pivotal one, as it not only influences the aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space but also plays a crucial role in the health and sustainability of your plants. Each material offers... read more.

By Misty Gil, Posted in Feature Stories

Central North Carolina, with its diverse climate and varying seasonal conditions, poses a unique challenge when it comes to selecting the right type of turf for your lawn. Among the most debated choices are between Fescue and Bermuda grass, each... read more.

By Misty Gil, Posted in Feature Stories

Biophilic design is an architectural and interior design approach that seeks to incorporate elements of nature and the natural world into the built environment. It aims to improve well-being, reduce stress, and enhance productivity by fostering a... read more.

By Misty Gil, Posted in Feature Stories

Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia spp.) is a popular ornamental tree known for its vibrant and abundant blooms, making it a beloved choice for landscaping in central North Carolina. However, the presence of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale (Acanthococcus... read more.