In this week's transformation, the client's front yard looked too bland for their liking. Even though it had a clean look to it, it didn’t have the pop that made their yard stand out from the neighbors. The client wanted to keep the front yard simple but wanted it to have some personality. There were several mature grasses, shrubs, and trees that the client wanted to keep. The first step in this transformation was to rake up the gravel and set it to the side so we could reus
Q: How do you recommend we clean our driveway and brick sidewalks that have dirt build-up? Should I pressure wash them? A: That would be the best, but under the drought conditions, we would recommend against it. In case you were wondering, this is a service that we do not offer.
Blond ambition grama grass
Bouteloua 'Blonde Ambition'
Zone 4-9 This ornamental grass will add amazing texture to any area in your yard. Beautiful, blue-green foliage with wheat-colored tops that appear in midsummer. Year-round interest including beautiful golden colors in the fall. Plant in full to part sun and water regularly until established. A moderate grower that can reach 3 ft tall and wide. Cold hardy and rugged.
On this Transformation Tuesday, the client's front yard had become a little overgrown for their liking. Although they liked the bones of the yard, they wanted it to be updated. One of the bigger gripes they had was when it would rain the walkway would become covered in the mud since the lower flowerbed (on the bottom right) was just about level with the walkway. The first step in this transformation was to start removing most of the plants. In order to fix the muddy pathway,
Q: I'm starting to see ants are EVERYWHERE! How do I get rid of them? A: If you are noticing lots of ants in your yard, and in particular on your plants and trees, there is a good chance you have an infestation of something else…aphids. Ants are attracted to the "honeydew" left behind by the aphids, as well as harvesting the aphids themselves. Once you get rid of the food source, you will notice a significant reduction in ants. You can always spray a general pesticide for pla
Zone 5-9 This variety of lavender is one of our favorites. Tall, deep purple spikes with gray-green foliage for a backdrop. A moderate grower that can reach 3 ft tall and wide. Plant in full sun and water regularly for best growth. Great for ledges and mass plantings. Evergreen. Dead head once blooms are spent.
Our client had a side area of their yard that felt claustrophobic. Although it was mostly used to access the other parts of their yard, the client felt like the area had so much more potential. The first step in this transformation was to clear out this area completely. We removed the flagstone, the coyote fence, the bark, and the aspen (to the left of the photo). This allowed more light into the area and made it feel so much more open! After the area was leveled it was time
Dwarf sunray tickseed
coreopsis grandiflora 'sunray'
Zone 3-9 This double bloom variety of tickseed is one of our favorites. Known for its long bloom time and vibrant yellow flowers, this plant will brighten up any area of your yard. For best growth, plant in full sun and in well-drained soil. Drought resistant. Blooms attract butterflies. Deer and rabbit resistant. Water regularly until established. Can reach 24" tall and 18" wide. Blooms all summer long. Remove spent blooms
This Transformation Tuesday is a simple but stunning one. The client's entrance to their house had a brick walkway that didn’t flow too well. There was an awkward transition of the brick pattern from the door to the pathway, as well as some loosely placed flagstone for a patio. It didn’t look that bad, to be honest, but the client wanted a cleaner, fresher look to this area of their yard. The first step in this transformation was to remove all the brick and flagstone so we co