2012 Backyard Wish List

I realize I stil haven't completed my final post on the landscape. With the end of summer and the cooler weather closing in, we're trying to wrap up all the final issues, replace plants that didn't survive the year (or the deer!) and get everything ready to sleep for...

Landscaping Bids Wanted

We are ready (finally!) to look for landscaping bids. We've been looking forward to this stage for…forever. In addition to a landscape design, we would like a maintenance schedule to explain needed watering, fertilizing, pruning, etc., of the plants in the yard. If...

Critters in the Yard

When we lived in Boca Raton, Florida — with a home that backed up to the everglades — we had two major wildlife concerns: Alligators that lived in the lake behind our home Racoons that made a stinking mess of every garbage can in the neighborhood None of those animals...

Deer in the Garden

One day when we lived on the five-acre lot in Eagle Mountain, I drove up to the garage to find an entire herd of deer in the side yard. There were at least 14 of all sizes. This was not good news for my beautiful square-foot garden planted near the driveway....