Recent Blog Posts

Deck Check

Is your deck ready for friends, family and barbecues or are there loose boards with nails popping up? Do a deck check and, if it's the latter, a little TLC will keep it from looking like a wreck. This time of year cleaning and re-sealing is good but don't stop there.

Plant a Rock Garden

After years of collecting the rocks from garden beds and casting them in a corner of the yard, you now have a rather impressive stockpile of stones in assorted colors, shapes and sizes. You've probably tried to give them away, but no one seems the least bit interested.

Light This Way

Greet your holiday guests in a unique way. On a cold winter night, ice luminaries (or lanterns) are a beautiful way to light a path, entrance way, patio or steps. They're excellent outdoor decorations for parties and celebrations and, best of all, they're easy to make.

Bulb Do's and Don'ts

Some simple things to remember about bulbs: ALWAYS plant bulbs in borders or beds with good drainage. Planting bulbs in well-drained soil is vital and the most important instruction we can give you. DO NOT use any strong commercial fertilizer or fresh manure when planting bulbs.