Get Moving on Your Atlanta Outdoor Living Space

Spring arrives next week! Can you believe it’s almost time to pull out the porch cushions, dust off the backyard grill and start thinking about which new plants we want to add to our landscape? Metro Atlanta’s warmer weather means more opportunities to enjoy the “good life” outside. Outdoor projects remain at the top ofRead More


Riding Lawnmowers Aren’t Children’s Toys

Children should not play on or around riding lawnmowers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that about 15 children are killed each year by riding lawnmowers. Each year, about 25,300 people are injured and 75 people are killed in riding lawnmower, tractor and garden tractor accidents. One out of every five deaths involves aRead More


How to Prune Ornamental Grasses

This brief video by Eric King of King Landscaping provides advice on how to prune your ornamental grasses. It includes time-saving tips and information on safety equipment needed to complete the job.  Link: http://youtu.be/qzySGcUXnXc


Soil Requirements for Shade-Loving Plants

By Mary Kay Woodworth, executive director, Georgia Urban Ag Council, www.georgialandscapepro.com  Just as in a woodland forest, the best soil for shade-loving plants is a humus-rich, good-draining soil. In the woods, this is achieved naturally over years by decomposing plants, leaves and microorganisms helping the process along. A shady, uncultivated corner of your yard may miraculouslyRead More


Prep Your Landscape for Spring Blooms

Photo Courtesy: King Landscaping Spring is in the air and soon our temperatures will be warming and our spring bulbs will start blooming. Since spring brings with it a burst of color after a long drab winter, making the most of the new colors and life can be simple and well worth it. To setRead More


How to Build a Stone Retaining Wall

MOSAIC Group Guest Blogger: Eric King, ASLA, King Landscaping Building a stone retaining wall involves several steps. Always make sure you follow local building codes. Walls have three major components. There’s the footing or base where it’s built, the face and the cap. Here’s a short video I did for about.com on how to build one.Read More