Category «Planting»

Milkweed for Monarchs

milkweed for monarchs, landscape design

Monarch butterfly populations are rapidly declining due to drought conditions, increased insecticide and herbicide use, overwhelming habitat loss, and the steep decrease in milkweed plants.  Monarch butterflies are beautiful and important participants in pollinating plants in our ecosystem. However, their population has declined 90 percent over the last twenty years. Female monarchs rely on milkweed …

It’s Not Too Early to Plant

It's Not Too Early to Plant

Spring has sprung in St. Louis!  The weather is still unpredictable, but there are plenty of varieties of decorative and edible plants that can get established despite cold snaps.  So go ahead and get started on your flower or vegetable garden.  Even if it’s too early for your desired plant, you can get ready by …

Tree Selection

Tree selection, expert landscape design st louis

Tree selection is one of the first and most important elements of planting a tree. It is crucial to not only select the best quality around the St. Louis area from a nursery or greenhouse, but to select what is best suited for the landscape. Observing the site characteristics decreases maintenance practices each year which …