Blog: Southern Landscape Trends & Tips

Welcome to our blog where we focus on landscaping in the South.  Although our branches are located in Georgia & Alabama, we hope our articles provide information & ideas for landscaping in any region.

Check back often for new information about the latest landscaping trends, seasonal tips, advice and education to keep your yard looking its best!  

Our Top 8 Plants & Flowers for Spring Planting in the Atlanta Area

A telltale indication Spring planting time has arrived is when you see the parking lots overflowing at Atlanta plant nurseries.... Proof that you don’t have to be a landscape design expert to create an eye-catching garden! To lend a hand, we’ve asked our landscape...

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Which Trees Are The Best To Plant In Georgia? Our Top 8 Trees:

Which trees are the best to plant in Georgia? Our Top 8 Trees:

Our top trees to plant in Georgia: Hardwoods: “Sangria” Nutall Oaks and “Princeton” Elm. Evergreens: “Green Giant” Arborvitae, “Nellie R. Stevens” Holly, and “Carolina Sapphire” Cypress. Flowering trees: Saucer Magnolia. “Kousa” Dogwood, and Vitex or Chaste Tree.

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Do I Need A Design Build Landscape Company? And..

Do I need a Design Build Landscape Company? And..

What is the difference Between a Landscape Design Build Firm and a Landscape Maintenance Company?  In this article, we are discussing the different types of landscape companies and when to choose a "design build" firm instead of a maintenance company and vice...

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Fall & Winter Landscaping Ideas For The Atlanta Area

Fall & Winter Landscaping Ideas for the Atlanta Area

Don't let the dormant front yards of Georgia fool you! Even though many types of grass used in and around Atlanta go dormant when it starts to get cold, it doesn’t mean you can't work on your outdoor living space! If you’re looking for some fall and winter landscaping...

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10 Reasons To Hire A Landscape Design Company

10 Reasons to Hire a Landscape Design Company

Are you wondering if you need a professional landscape design company to complete your backyard project?  In many cases, the answer is yes.  Keep reading learn why hiring a professional is usually the best choice! 1. With an Expert, You...

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Outdoor Kitchens Don’t Have To Break The Bank!

Outdoor Kitchens don’t have to break the bank!

Outdoor Kitchens have become incredibly popular and currently more financially approachable than ever before.  Building custom outdoor kitchens with stone or brick buildouts, granite counter tops and built in appliances is not inexpensive and often limits some of...

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Are You Searching For A Landscape Company?  

Are you searching for a landscape company?  

Here are the top 5 things to look for when choosing a landscaping company. 1. Experience: Time-tested skills in Design and Installation When considering a landscaper’s experience, also ensure their knowledge about the local climate. For example, if you live in the...

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3 Essentials For Front Yard Landscape Design Success

3 Essentials for Front Yard Landscape Design Success

Continuing from our last post, let's highlight 3 key design concepts for your Front Yard Landscape. 1…Create an inviting approach to lead or the draw the eye to the main entrance. Use framing trees to guide the eye, seasonal color and/or a focal point such as a unique...

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5 Creative Swimming Pool Landscaping Ideas

5 Creative Swimming Pool Landscaping Ideas

As we continue to explore pool design with our blog, we are looking at how pool landscaping can elevate your design. Whether a simple plunge pool or a resort-level backyard oasis, creating the perfect fit for your lifestyle can mean adding design elements to bring the...

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Should I Hire A Landscape Architect To Design My Pool?

Should I Hire a Landscape Architect to Design My Pool?

Are ready to take the leap to upgrade your back yard with a pool? If so, you may be wondering if you need to hire a landscape architect for your pool design or if all you need is a pool company.     You are not alone in asking this question.  As a...

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The Art Of Pruning Summer Annuals

The Art of Pruning Summer Annuals

Summer in the Atlanta area brings a delightful burst of colors and blooms to landscapes across the entire Georgia region.  However, to maintain the beauty and health of the vibrant and dazzling display of annual flowers, it's essential to understand the art...

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