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Landscaping in Greensboro, NC

24 Feb

It was not a pretty site for many small landscape companies last year. Drought conditions in the Piedmont Triad area were severe. If a company was without landscape contracts, they were without business. Many plant nurseries also suffered. It was like a domino effect.

The winter of 2007 we were blessed with much needed precipitation in the form of ice, snow or rain to bring water levels up again. I wouldn’t say we are in the clear but we are much better off.

Many people have been cited for watering their lawns. I say, just let it go for now. Grassy areas are the most affordable fixes. You may have an unsightly lawn for the growing season, but can be remedied easily.

If you need to have a beautiful landscape regardless, think about incorporating more hard surface areas like; stone, brick or wood patios, pea gravel car-parks or courtyards, rock gardens, dry creek beds (they are great for natural areas) and of course planting those tough little plants that can withstand our harsh summers.

Lawn areas are definitely higher maintenance and suck up more water because of the shallow root systems. I do not recommend to completely do away with grassy areas, maybe just downsize. If you have a large lot there are many plant varieties that will cover vast areas quickly.

I Dig Dirt

Diana

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2 Comments

Posted by on February 24, 2008 in Greensboro Gardens

 

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2 responses to “Landscaping in Greensboro, NC

  1. Gary M Rice

    March 25, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Hello there,
    I found your site rather interesting as we also landscape extensively.

    Is it possible to include:

    http://www.thegardensatgraygables.com

    in your “Garden Wedding Locations” area on your site?

    Search google for:

    “outdoor wedding Greensboro nc”

    and hopefully you will see who we are.

    Continued success to you and have a great day!!
    Gary Rice
    TGGGables

     
  2. Karen

    June 12, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Hi Diana – I received your comment on my blog , sorry it took so long to respond. But to answer your question, I would be honored if you linked my blog to Diana Digs Dirt blog.

     

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