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The Most Popular Shrubs & Flowers in Mt. Juliet, TN

The Most Popular Shrubs & Flowers in Mt. Juliet, TN

Tennessee has the advantage of having a beautiful climate all year long that allows for a lot of flowers and shrubs to bloom around the state. Mt. Juliet is a suburb of Nashville, TN, which is north central in relation to the entire state. This area falls into zone 7a, when it comes to plant hardiness.

Zone 7a allows the homeowners and business owners flexibility when planting their annual shrubs and flowers. Because of this, you can expect a variety of shrubs and flowers, both annuals and perennials, to be scattered around the Mt. Juliet area.

Seven months is the approximate length of the growth period available for planting annuals in zone 7a.


Bring Color to Your Yard With Annuals

With the longer growing period in Mt. Juliet, homeowners have the opportunity to plant annuals throughout spring, summer, and fall to change the seasonal color in their yards. Annuals provide some of the prettiest colors in landscaping and also help bring separation to your perennial plants.

Warm Season Annual Blooms

Springtime in Mt. Juliet brings beautiful flowers such as Pansies and Snapdragons. Summertime blooms include flowers such as Cannas and Dahlias. Some other warm season annual blooms that will look great on your property include:

  • Coleus
  • Marigolds
  • Petunias
  • Impatiens
  • Begonia
  • Zinnia

Cool Season Annual Blooms

As summer wanes and autumn settles in, golden hues and lush shades of green are the best choices for your...

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What Are the Best, Low Maintenance Perennials for the Mt. Juliet, TN Area

What Are the Best, Low Maintenance Perennials for the Mt. Juliet, TN Area

Perennials are an important aspect of any landscaping bed or garden. While annuals provide seasonal splashes of color, the perennials form the foundation of the garden or landscape bed. Here are five favorite perennials that are common in Mt. Juliet, TN and require the least amount of maintenance.

Hosta

Hosta grows easily and can bring great texture and color to your garden. Because Hosta requires little to no ongoing maintenance, it can be planted in spots where other plants fail to thrive.

Hosta produces lily-like flowers, during the spring season, in hues of lavender, blue, and white. There are different species of Hosta, so choose your plants wisely when you are adding them to your landscaping. Some species of Hosta prefer dry shade and others prefer moist shade, while some can handle full sunlight beating down on them daily.

Hosta can be divided if they grow too rapidly and fill up too much space.

Daylilies

Look around your neighborhood, or even at some local businesses, and you are sure to find daylilies planted somewhere. These common perennials can withstand all types of soil and weather. While they prefer to grow in full sun with well-drained soil, you will find that daylilies grow fine in other conditions as well.

There are a wide variety of daylilies, which in turn provides an expansive color palette to suit most landscaping design concepts. Daylilies benefit from deadheading, spring fertilization, and dividing.

Peonies

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Landscape Lighting Techniques & Where They Should be Used

Landscape Lighting Techniques & Where They Should be Used

Highlighting the beauty of your landscape structures can be achieved through a number of different techniques. The various techniques available are, in part, due to the versatility that today's lighting sources have, with regards to where they can be placed. Designed to blend in, modern lighting elements are easily hidden in ground coverings, submerged in water features, or placed into trees. Below are three popular lighting techniques used to accentuate your landscape.

Up Lighting

Up lights are designed to show off the specifics of your landscape, such as unique plants or architectural elements. Up lights also add dimension to walls, fences, or other flat surfaces, add ambient light for walkways, and create dramatic silhouettes with well-placed highlights and shadows.

Up lighting is achieved with many different types of lights, such as spotlights or floodlights. They are usually mounted at ground level (or sometimes even below ground level), with the light turned upward to create the desired effect.

Down Lighting

In contrast to up lights, down lights, as their name implies, are turned to face downward and can be placed above ground in patio covers, stone walls, trees, or house eves. This illuminates large spaces to bathe the ground in light and define specific areas by using an inviting glow.

Downlighting can be used to spotlight a flower bed or waterfall, for example, and can be a very effective way to illuminate a doorway. When placed high up in...

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The 5 Most Popular Plants that Thrive during the Summer in Mt. Juliet, TN

The 5 Most Popular Plants that Thrive during the Summer in Mt. Juliet, TN

Mt. Juliet, TN reach an average of 80°F throughout the summer months. Plants in your landscaping design need to be able to withstand the more intense sun and heat to bloom all summer long. Choose native plants that can endure the heat, while adding beauty and style to your landscaping.

Below are five top choices for the area of Mt. Juliet that bring ease of maintenance, beauty, and enjoyment during the hot summer months.

1. Purple Coneflower

Coneflowers are a beautiful plant that brings vibrancy and color to your bedding design. They are immune system-boosting herbs that can grow up to 47" tall. Coneflowers are a versatile plant that can flourish in full sun or partial shade. The most common variety of coneflower, the purple coneflower, typically has purple petals with gold centers.

However, this species is available in a rainbow of colors to suit your landscaping preferences.

2. Hosta

Hostas are shrubs that are a popular choice in a variety of areas across the nation, due to their resilience to heat and drought. They do well in shade and grow all season long. These plants make an excellent landscape filler that breaks up the bold colors of your perennial and annual flowers.

3. Daylilies

Another low-maintenance and beautiful option for your landscape design are daylilies. These flowers bloom in a gorgeous fashion from May through August and present a vibrant display of color. The most common daylilies, a bright yellow version, can create an...

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Improving the curb appeal of your home with a new walkway and steps.

Improving the curb appeal of your home with a new walkway and steps.

Add Curb Appeal to Your Home with a New Front Walkway and Steps

The entrance to your home is your first impression to guests and your lasting impression on neighbors. Your home may be beautiful, but does it have true charisma? The move from stale to stunning may be as simple as framing your front door with a new walkway and steps that show off your stage and reflect your style.

The First Step: Location

Determine where a walkway is needed. You may have an existing sidewalk, but is it's placement awkward? Consider where guests park and see which path makes the most sense. Think about how neighbors, or delivery people, approach your door and what would be most convenient for them. You may find that two separate walkways that converge before reaching the steps and entrance, for example, could be the perfect hardscape solution.

The Second Step: Style

A large, traditional home may call for something formal, perhaps with a wide brick walkway and steps, leading straight through a symmetrically-landscaped garden. A craftsman cottage, on the other hand, could need a casual, laid-back look... maybe a winding flagstone path and wooden steps wandering through a landscape of perennials would reflect the style you're seeking. Another way to add a stylistic accent could be to look for ways to mimic the design elements of your home in your new walkway and steps. Ask your landscaping professional about all the different options available to you.

The Third Step:...

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Top 3 Things to Consider When Hiring a Professional Landscaper

Top 3 Things to Consider When Hiring a Professional Landscaper

Quality landscaping can be an important factor towards enhancing the beauty and enjoyment of your home. This is why a professional landscaper can be your lawn’s best friend.

However, in order to avoid potential frustration and headache, it’s important to take a few things into consideration, before you hire a landscaper. With that in mind, we would like to offer our top 3 things to consider, when hiring a professional landscaper.

1. Is the company reputable?

There are a couple of important questions to keep in mind, such as:

  • How long have they been in business?
  • Are there any complaints about the quality of their work?
  • Do they have any online reviews that speak positively about their services?
  • Do they conduct themselves in a professional manner?

To answer these questions, you may want to talk to friends or neighbors to see if they have used that particular company before, and whether or not they would recommend hiring them. The Internet can be a useful resource for your research, by searching for reviews or ratings they have received.

Once you have selected a professional landscaper, ask to see examples of their designs and photographs of their work.

2. Do they specialize in what you would like to have done?

It's important to make sure that the landscaper is experienced enough and is an expert in the type of work you want to have done. For example, a company that you use to mow your lawn, may not be the best choice if you...

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How 3D technology is changing landscape and hardscape projects.

How 3D technology is changing landscape and hardscape projects.

When you’re approaching a new landscaping or outdoor living space project, the most exciting step—and the most challenging—is the conception and design of the space. Landscape design was originally a slow and labor-intensive process using pencil, ink, and extensive descriptions to translate your ideas onto the page. But now, using 3D modeling, a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) expert can create an accurate, interactive model of your space in a fraction of the time. Here are a few of the benefits of working with a CAD designer for your new landscaping or hardscaping project:

From your vision to a rendered image.

You know exactly what your dream yard looks like—you’ve imagined sitting on your new patio and how your landscaping would look. But those ideas can be difficult to communicate to a landscaper. Using 3D modeling, we can take your vision for an outdoor space and put it on the screen. By seeing your ideas mocked up, it limits any potential miscommunication and gives you a sense of what it will really look like when completed.

Easily adjustable with day and night views.

Sometimes, what you imagined in your head doesn’t work as well once it is rendered to a graphic. Maybe one element drowns out another, or you have more room for a patio then you expected. Once the designer has created the initial mockup, we can work together to manipulate the design. This also allows us to see how your landscaping will age and grow, and to...

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