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By Misty Gil, Posted in Plants

Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean that you are relegated look at a stark landscape for months on end. There are many plants that add winter interest that you can add to your landscape. Some of these plants can also supply refuge and a... read more.

By Misty Gil, Posted in People

Raleigh Iron Works is a piece of history forged into a modern use. The buildings are part of historic steel mills and warehouses that were once part of Paden Steel.  Grubb Ventures is creating office space, retail, and a new seven story... read more.

By Misty Gil, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

Native trees to consider for fall color

We think of the North Carolina Mountains when we think of fall color. But the eastern part of the state has fall beauty to share as well. Anywhere from early October to the end of the month, you can... read more.

By Misty Gil, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

September and October in the south are amazing times to refresh and restart. Our crews are in full swing aerating and over seeding fescue lawns mid to late September. The cool temps and chances for rain make September a prime time to replenish fescue... read more.

By Misty Gil, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

There is no better person on the Myatt Team to talk about plant trends, than the guy who sources most of the trees and shrubs that Myatt installs. Vice-President Chris Eakins is that guy. We sat down with Chris to find out what he is seeing in the... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

Winterizing Your Landscape

This winter has been a bit colder so far than the last few NC winters we have had, so here are a few things you can do to help your garden be at its best next spring.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

You may not think your plants need to be watered in the winter. Usually, we think of plants wilting with hot dry weather in the summer. But winter can actually be just as damaging, with very low humidity and cold winds. Think about how your skin is... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

Fall is for Planting! Thanksgiving week is traditionally a great week for planting certain things in this hardiness zone, like bulbs and some flower seeds. Because in NC (at least in the piedmont and on the coast) it often doesn’t get really... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) is a deciduous gymnosperm tree native to North Carolina and the southeastern US. It naturally grows in swampy areas, and thrives in standing water. Because it can survive in these conditions, it also grows... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #FeatureFriday, Feature Stories

Antonino Rangel Alvarez (or Antonio, as everyone calls him) is celebrating his 15-year anniversary with Myatt Landscaping this week! Antonino started out as a laborer when he heard about the job from a friend. He worked his way up to Crew Leader in... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

There are several species of hydrangea used in landscaping, but today we are talking about Hydrangea macrophylla, also known as bigleaf hydrangea. There are two main groups of bigleaf hydrangeas, the mopheads, which have large round masses of flowers,... read more.

By Myatt Landscaping, Posted in #TeachingTuesday

Based on 126 years of statewide average rainfall data, 2020 was the second wettest year on record, with 2018 being the wettest. 2021 has just gotten started, but it looks like we may be in for another record-breaking year in terms of heat and... read more.