Articles by 'Sophia Gibaldi'

Sophia Gibaldi

By Misty Gil, Posted in Feature Stories

Poor drainage in your landscape can wreak havoc on your lawn, garden, and even your home's foundation, but fear not! There are solutions aplenty to tackle these issues and restore your outdoor space to its former glory.

If you're noticing... read more.

By Misty Gil, Posted in Feature Stories, Plants

 

Formal hedges can indeed add a touch of grandeur to any landscape, reminiscent of the elegance of the Palace of Versailles. Yet, the stringent maintenance of tightly sheared shrubs year-round comes with its own set of... read more.

By Misty Gil, Posted in Feature Stories

Embracing the art of gardening is not just a hobby but a transformative lifestyle choice. As more homeowners explore sustainable and efficient gardening practices, raised vegetable gardens have become increasingly popular. These elevated beds offer a... read more.

By Misty Gil, Posted in Feature Stories

In an era where environmental consciousness is paramount, adopting sustainable landscaping practices offers an opportunity to create a yard that not only enhances the beauty of your outdoor space but also contributes positively to the planet. Let's... read more.

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.