Gibbs Landscape Company

Splashy seasonal color

Vibrant colors and textures make an impact. This homeowner enjoys their seasonal color splashed across their yard.  The vibrant contrasting colors with the use of a variety of textures fulfills this homeowner’s objective for their summer display of seasonal color. Then the reality of the summer’s heat and dry spells sets in and makes it a difficult season for the …

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Southern Trillium, LLC

Minimal maintenance, water smart

Private garden tailored to homeowners’ life. The new homeowners’ main objective was to transform the small lot into a private garden that they could enjoy with minimal maintenance, as they planned to do almost all of the maintenance themselves. They wanted a small sitting area in the front yard to relax and see neighbors as they walked along the street. …

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Bennett Design & Landscape

Balcony transformed

Redesigned deck project. The construction of this 2,200 square foot balcony project started approximately five years ago. We were hired to salvage as much of the original construction as possible and re-design to complete the installation. We designed the space to complement the existing building façade, while using materials that are low maintenance. The fire bowl is the focal point …

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King Landscaping

Big ideas for small spaces

Make your outdoor living space cozy, creative, and connected. You don’t need a big yard to have an inviting space that beckons you and your family outdoors. Think “cozy,” “creative,” and “connected.” Q: What’s the definition of a small space? A: I consider a small space backyard garden to be no bigger than the footprint of the house. It’s usually …

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Growing outdoor walls and floors

Vines and groundcovers for the southern garden. When I think about vines and groundcovers, I remember my favorite childhood book — “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It’s the story of Mary Lennox, a not-too-nice orphaned girl who is sent to live with her uncle in England. She discovers an overgrown and neglected garden that is locked behind an …

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Spice up your life with herbs

Grow your own herbs for freshness and flavor. If you’ve ever worked in the kitchen of a fine restaurant, you know that professional chefs demand and accept from their suppliers only the freshest fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices available. They recognize that the degree of freshness of these products has a tremendous impact on the dishes that they create. In …

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The awful truth about roses

Choose wisely to minimize problems with roses. Want to know the awful truth about roses? They are a lot of work—if you don’t choose the right ones!  With our mild winters and balmy spring and autumn weather, Atlanta’s climate seems ideal for successful rose gardening. It would be, if not for the summertime.  Unfortunately, our hot, humid summers provide the …

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Why ‘design’ your landscape?

Plan and design for success in your landscape. Designing a garden is done either consciously or unconsciously. Even those gardens that seem to be “all over the place” are the result of a series of decisions– planting a tree here, adding a border of flowers there, perhaps placing a water feature somewhere else.  The most successful gardens usually begin with …

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