Fall is officially here, and we wanted to let you know that fall is one of the best times to begin planting various flowers, late-season veggies, and more!

The cooler weather brings about several benefits like fewer bugs and pests, and tolerable weather, and can give you a chance to start thinking about how you may want to extend your growing season.

Many flower bulbs are planted around this time of year and traditional veggies such as pumpkins, squashes, kale, broccoli, and more cold-hardy plants are often planted as well.

Keep reading below for why fall is an excellent time to start planting!

Mulching is a horticulture practice that has been around for quite a long time. In short, mulching involves spreading a layer of material on the ground around your prized plants to help protect them from the elements. There are a variety of materials used for mulching, and they all have their own unique benefits and draw backs.

As the weather cools down and the warm foliage of leaves begin to fall and fade from the trees, this doesn’t mean that your yard has to fall short. Whether you live in an environment with longer and much colder winters or simply revamping your outdoor space for the chillier months of the year, there are plenty of landscaping ideas to keep your home looking great.

An important factor to consider is height. You’re going to want to choose varieties that are tall enough to stay visible throughout average snowfall in your region. Another great tip is to choose species that will attract wildlife like birds to admire during winter and liven up your home when it’s cold outside. Some characteristics to look for are berries that attract birds, sturdy branches to catch snow, attractive bark, evergreen foliage and branch patterns.

Keep reading for our list of beautiful winter plants that can give your home that extra sparkle this winter!


Maybe you’ve tried a few DIY projects in the past but find they don’t end up the way that you hoped they would. Maybe the cost of professional landscaping services has you trying to DIY things to save money, only to find out it needs repair months later at a much higher cost than it would have if you’d gone the professional route. That’s where professional landscaping services come in!

Many people worry about the cost of landscaping design services, and it’s understandable. When considering the costs of a project, it can be overwhelming, especially if you are attempting to do it yourself. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming, and we’re going to tell you why you should invest in professional landscape design services. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of hiring a professional landscape designer for your landscaping needs.

In Western North Carolina, it’s not a surprising fact that we get a whole lot of rain and wind, especially up in these mountains. As this past summer showed us with a lot of flooding and flood damage to many of the surrounding local communities, it’s become even more important to try and safeguard your property and landscaping from the elements. A great way to prevent some weather-related incidents here in the mountains is to build a retaining wall.

What is a retaining wall?

A retaining wall is a structure that holds or retains the soil behind it. They can be built from a variety of materials, but are most commonly made from concrete, rocks or boulders.

They offer many benefits to the homeowner, and some of those benefits are listed below!