How to Design a Sustainable Garden

Most gardeners love nature and want to do their part to protect the environment. That means paying attention to how much water we use, managing storm-water runoff and selecting native plants that will thrive in our yards. We asked Glenn Frey, president and principal designer at Black Mountain Landscape Design in San Diego’s North County […]

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Grow an Aromatherapy Garden

There are so many ways to enjoy your garden, including making it appealing to all five senses. But did you know that plants such as lemon verbena, lavender and star anise smell wonderful while also being therapeutic? Many popular varieties have healing properties, so they do double-duty in your outdoor space. Here’s how to design […]

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How to De-clutter Your Garden

Want to enjoy your outdoor space even more? Consider making a clean sweep – getting rid of cracked flowerpots, dead plants, broken patio furniture and tools that are no longer up to snuff. Sound overwhelming? The key is to start small, but start somewhere! Here are some tips to make the job easier: Assess your […]

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How to Bring Music Into the Garden

The best gardens are sensory retreats – captivating visitors through gorgeous sights, smells and textures. And while water features add a relaxing tone to your outdoor space, incorporating music will enhance your experience even more. Here are some ways to bring sweet notes outside. Hang up various sets of wind chimes Whether you have a […]

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