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…

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…

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…


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,…