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Shade for Summer: Plant a Tree

Who hasn’t thrown a mini-celebration when they scored a shaded parking space at work, school, the park, shopping mall or museum? There is nothing sweeter than coming back to a cool vehicle after going for a run, doing some afternoon shopping or touring around town. We know all too well here in Louisiana just how

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Using Texture in the Landscape

Do you ever look at the shrubs around your house and feel bored?  Do you feel like everything looks the same?  The same green color.  The same leaf shape?  No different, exciting textures or colors to look at.  Well, if that is you, let me offer you a few suggestions on how to spice things

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Edibles in the Landscape

Don’t just plant a back yard veggie garden, create your landscape with edible plants! The following are just a few ideas to start with, but planning and consideration can create a beautiful landscape that is largely, or possibly even completely, edible! Many of us gardeners have a vegetable bed in the back yard, or a

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Tips & Tricks when Landscaping

Get a Tarp Use a tarp to move lightweight bulky debris like leaves, weeds, and even brush. Use it to hold soil when digging a hole, to keep the grass clean. Use it to cover plants in the back of the truck when driving home from buying your plants. Use Weed Fabric Strategically Landscape fabric

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Much about Mulch

Mulch helps plants and keeps soil healthy. All plants greatly benefit from mulching. The application or re-application of mulch is important to provide your garden once per year. Cedar or cypress bark is recommended due to its resistance to rot and fade, and has the ability to stabilize soil in beds and retain moisture. Cedar also

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Evergreen Shrubs for Year-Long Color

Evergreen shrubs don’t disappoint. Add them to your landscape for vibrant flowers, leaves and stems every season. Evergreen Viburnum Viburnum is a dense, compact shrub with pointed green leaves edged with creamy yellow. It has clusters of red flowers in late winter and spring. Though most cultivars are deciduous, the sweet viburnum is a diehard

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