Garden Tips

These are my ideas and thoughts to inspire you for your own yard and garden projects.  Each little step brings you closer to your dream landscape.  In the same way, each blog post is a stepping stone in the designing, planning, or installation of  your new garden.

I hope you enjoy finding inspiration and guidance in these posts.


By Dawn Denton | February 25, 2013 |

Deadheading is one of those tasks that seems silly, but it is very important for the flowering strength of your plants. Removing the old flowers keeps you plants producing more flowers. Leaving the old flowers sends a signal to the plant to stop flowering and  wind down for the season. Take a few moments each…

Controlling the Bullies

By Dawn Denton | February 25, 2013 |

Sometimes we have certain plants that like to “take over”. They usually either spread through roots or seeds. If they spread through seeds, one way to help control their aggressiveness is by removing the seed pods before they drop. You can simply clip the seed pods off the plants and discard them or save them to…

Container Soil

By Dawn Denton | February 25, 2013 |

As you drag your containers out from last year, check the soil. If the soil is two years old or older, it is time to freshen it up. Take at least half the soil out of the container and add new potting soil. Do not use top soil. Top soil is heavy and does not drain well…


By Dawn Denton | February 25, 2013 |

Winter composting is very doable. All it takes is some thought and time. Compost consists of green and brown debris. The green debris you could add would be vegetable scraps, and the brown debris would be dried leaves. Here are a few things to consider using that you might have on hand: coffee grounds, egg…