Privacy in the garden. It's one of the most frequent requests that homeowners ask for in their landscape design and helps make their garden and property feel like a personal retreat. You've certainly heard the old saying "Good fences make good neighbors", well good hedges make even better neighbors. Fences have limited height restrictions and can't really grow over time, at all. Hedges however, are not height restricted and can grow higher and higher over time to enhance the screening and privacy of your property. This is especially valuable for many of the condensed lot sizes in the Park Cities and the typical suburban homes around Dallas. Whether it is privacy from neighboring houses or screening of an alley or power lines, choosing the right evergreen shrubs and trees for the size and space can make a big difference in the final garden design. Here's a list of 4 of the best plants for privacy screening for your home and garden.Read More
So the majesty of spring has arrived in Dallas along with the biggest golf weekend of the year with The Masters Golf Tournament. If you're like most people, you haven't had the privilege of walking the grounds but can certainly appreciate the colors and beauty on television. (Thanks goodness for the invention of high definition tv.)
A quick bit of history about Augusta National is that it had a great start towards it's current beauty in that the original property was actually a landscape nursery. It was owned by a noted horticulturist who imported many of the flowering plants on the property. Then the legendary golfing champion Bobby Jones purchased the property after his retirement and hired famous golf course architect Alister Mackenzie to design what is now one of the most recognizable golf courses and pieces of property in the world.
Well after all the snow and rain it looks that Spring has finally arrived. Temperatures are warming up again this week up near 80 degrees and it looks like the plants are responding and ready for the colorful spring show. Here are a few shrubs and trees that are in bloom.Read More