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March 30, 2017

My back yard is singing, how about yours?

It is that time of year, the birds are busy creating their summer homes. There is excitement in the air:)!

If you don’t here the singing it may be time to add a bird friendly landscape. We are able to create a landscape that attracts the wildlife that you desire to be surrounded by. Whether it is butterflies, hummingbirds (both of which are currently migrating north from Mexico:) or blue birds and other local superstars you are fond of, we can design something that would perfectly compliment your home and meet your families needs.

Give us a call. We can help with design and installation of your own personal habitat.

You can’t go wrong with native plants: They help fight climate change, save water, and provide food and shelter for birds.

Join and help us grow 1 million bird-friendly native plants: https://www.audubon.org/plantsforbirds

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March 8, 2017

Mulch can be the difference between a beautifully well maintained landscape and a sloppy weed ridden yard. If done well, mulch can help retain moisture in you garden, form a barrier against weeds, provide much needed nutrients to the soil, and provide a contrast in color that make your plantings pop!:) If done wrong, or if poor product is used, it can cause major headaches. Many types of mulch can harden to provide a barrier that prevents rain water from penetrating and feeding your plants. If placed to close to or to thick around the trunks/base of most plantings/trees it could cause fungus, diseases, and pest infestations, all of which can cause irreversible damage.

Give us a call. We use top quality mulch and have the expertise to apply mulch to your garden’s benefit. We can also provide design solutions to help you prepare for the fun Spring and Summer months:)

Happy plants, Happy home owner!

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February 16, 2017
Wow! Art meets nature. See the beauty in everything;) Have a fabulous day!

Artists Fusing Nature Into Their Dazzling Street Art (LOOK) – Good News Network

These awe-inspiring creations use trees and shrubbery as a way of bringing cities and nature closer together using art.

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February 15, 2017
https://www.facebook.com/HarrisCountyMasterGardeners/posts/1290649620992479 Harris County Master Gardener’s February Green Thumb Gardening Series. Learn all about spring gardening in the Houston area. No need to have a yard – you can garden in containers on your patio!

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February 10, 2017

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February 9, 2017
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February 9, 2017
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February 9, 2017
This time of year it’s easy to forget about our yards and gardens. The trees are bare, the lawn is barely growing (except for those pesky bright green weeds!), and the only colors we see are the festive lights hanging from the rafters.

During this time of dormancy is the best time to plan that deck or patio you have been dreaming about. Be ready for that warmer weather when it returns😍. We can help your daydreams become a reality.

Weather reminder: have a plan to protect your tender tropical plants, and winterize your sprinkler systems. Message us if you have specific questions about how.

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February 9, 2017

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February 9, 2017
While decorating for the holidays, look to the beauty offered by your own yard.

Many of us are rushing to finish up the last minute decorating before family and friends arrive. We are lucky here in the Houston area to have a wide variety of evergreen trees and shrubs to use in our decor.

Keep a can of white, gold, and silver spray paint on hand to really make your decorations pop (true confessions – I will spray paint almost anything)! Cuttings from boxwood and magnolia are amazing dusted with metallic spray paint and placed in a vase, basket, or just placed on the mantle mixed with garland – no water needed (be careful not to use around lit candles). Add some Holly cuttings from the yard and some painted pine cones and sticks – wow! Sky is the limit:) Have fun!

Happy holidays from us here at Picture This Landscape.

Enjoy this article from MNN.com – many of the plants mentioned are in your landscapes:)

How to use native plants in your holiday decorations

Decorating with fresh greenery and seasonal fruits, nuts and berries for the holidays is easy.