Backyard ponds or in-ground water gardens are a great way to add interest to your landscape and help support local wildlife. Garden ponds can also be benificial for growing specific types of plants, flowers, and even creating habitats for fish or amphibians.
In July, the Quiet Village Landscaping team joined the Landscape & Nursery Association of Greater St. Louis on a behind-the-scenes landscaping and grounds tour of Busch Stadium in Downtown St. Louis.
Summer in St. Louis is in full swing, and many pet owners are getting a glimpse of some of the problems that can be caused by our four-legged friends being active in the backyard – digging, jumping, running (in the same spots!), and yes, even pooping can take their toll on yard areas with grass.
Summer ’16 in St. Louis is coming to an end, and it’s time to start preparing your plants for the cooler temperatures that are on the way. While fall isn’t exactly the most exciting time of year for gardeners, there are still exciting things to be done in your own home garden!
Summer arrived in St. Louis with thunder, lightning and steady rainfall! The kick-off to July has been damp so far, bringing with it sewer overflow, yard flooding, and in some cases, need for rain mitigation.
As many of us dust off and install our feeders for the winter, it’s worth considering what more we can do in our landscaping for our feathered friends. Birds are in trouble and need our help. In the past 400 years we have lost 9 species in North America – today nearly half of our bird species in North America are considered threatened (that’s 314 species!). So what can we do to support them in our own yards?
Backyard bird feeding is a great first step but considering one or more of these items to create a true habitat in your yard. You’ll be amazed with the new birds you will start to see and will probably start noticing the array of other creatures that start calling your yard home.
For more information on what more you can do for the birds, contact the St. Louis chapter of the Audubon Society and ask about their Bring Conservation Home Program .
Rebecca Eisele, one of our landscape designers, has a passion for birds and would love to help you get started.
Next month, join Quiet Village Landscaping for U City In Bloom’s Biennial Fall Garden Tour! We’ll be on-hand providing gardening tips and interviewing featured gardens on the tour.
U City In Bloom’s Biennial Fall Garden Tour will be held rain or shine on Sunday, September 20th from 1pm to 5pm. The tour will feature historical areas of U City neighborhoods. Also featured will be several gardens that are certified by the St. Louis Audubon Society as “Bringing Nature Home” gardens. (For more information see St Louis Audubon Society). The tour is a treat for gardeners of all levels to learn and be inspired by the private residential gardens on the tour.
Tickets are $18 until September 20th at which time, the price is $20. Buy in advance and save!
Check out the latest Quiet Village Landscaping Video!
Dennis Evans shows you how to cultivate mulch to improve the overall health of your garden beds.