Just because you do it yourself does not mean you have to do it alone! We practice ecologically sustainable landscaping as much as possible. We integrate native plants and rain gardens into our plans and encourage composting, sustainable maintenance practices and natural water management. Proper care is essential to the longevity of your landscape. Simple tasks performed each year will ensure plant health, improve attractiveness and allow your landscape to thrive.
Relocate or remove plants that have been planted in the wrong place, especially large shrubs. They will not do well if they lack moisture, air circulation and space to grow. Group plants with similar water and soil requirements, and limit the use of plants that require a lot of water in the very small and highly visible areas of the garden. Typical areas include the main entrance door, the area adjacent to the pool enclosure or patio, or an entrance to the driveway. Plant more trees. They need less water once established and provide shade, which reduces the temperature and the evaporation of the humidity creating a pleasant microclimate.
What's stopping someone from walking on this path? If the horizontal plane is clearly defined, people intuitively understand where they should walk and should not. What prevents someone from crossing a landscape? A designer can change the horizontal ground plan to reduce unwanted land use by planting a high ground cover. The increased vertical plane allows you to cut across the landscape and not use the undesirable path.
John from http://growingyourgreens.com/ discovers a new nursery in Houston, Texas that is the best for Perennial edible vegetables that can grow in Houston year round. These vegetables…