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Spring is coming, Spring is coming!
Crepe Myrtles are by far one of the biggest sources of pride we have here in the south. The showy, continuous blooms are beautiful throughout the Spring and summer.
Crepe Murder is a label I first heard years ago after Southern Living wrote an articles about the habit of cutting crepe myrtles to achieve a certain height or whatever the reason. It is a practice that has always mystified me:(
Crepe Murder is happening all over the city! This is an unnecessary practice and is damaging to the trees. Check out the proper way to prune a crepe myrtle.
https://youtu.be/l_jp7r5TQW0Avoid Crape Murder! Let Kerry Heafner show you how to prune properly. Crape Myrtles are hardy durable trees, they stand up to heat and humidity well, and the…
This week, the rusty patched bumblebee (Bombus affinis) became the first bee in the contiguous United States to be officially listed as an endangered species. The native bumblebee, once prevalent in the eastern U.S. and upper Midwest, will now receive federal protection under the Endangered Species …
2 reviews of Picture This Landscape. “Providing Quality Landscaping Services & Award-Winning Landscape Design Since 1986! We are pioneers for offering complete landscape packages and…
Both larvae are night feeders and do extensive damage. Cutworm moths (white to light gray small moths) are seen during the evening hours whereas the sod webworm moths (dark grayish brown to black small moth) are seen in the early morning hours.
Unfortunately because of all of the rain we are also seeing brown patch (fungal issue not pest) emerging its nasty head as well.
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Any sushi eaters out there? The hardest plant to grow?!!!? Wow, who knew?
Suprisingly, this is the perfect time to plan a fall vegetable garden.
If you have any questions for our team please post in comments and we will do our best to help you.
Looks like the biggest threat to our area is flooding, but be sure to check your yards for anything that could be blown around.
Turn patio furniture upside down or put it in bottom of your pool if you have one.
Fill your tubs with water in case sewage and/or water service is interrupted.
Coal for the pit:) as the meat thaws- cook it:)
This week has been both challenging and rewarding, seeing the powerful strength of mother nature countered with amazing compassion and support. Categorizing a weather pattern is easy enough with gauges, but what we have witnessed in the human energy and compassion simply cannot be measured. We are awe inspired by the overwhelming support this community has received from ALL OVER the country and world!
We want to do our part at Picture This Landscape. Over this initial recovery period, we will be providing pro bono assistance anywhere we can. If you see us around and need help with clearing out or cleaning up your home or yard, please just ask; we are not worried about providing estimates and negotiating pricing at this point, we just want to help. Just flag us down and if we are not already headed to another house we will be glad to help where we can. We will do this for the next week or so while we let our active projects dry out.
After that we would be happy to schedule appointments to review how we can be of assistance in bringing your property back to life, and better than before! We have been in this community for over 30 years, and we look forward to another 30 years. You have our promise to provide the same quality and fully insured product at our integrity based pricing throughout this recovery season.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those impacted by this event.
Crew at Picture This Landscape