Lawn Boy Landscape

Not sure where to begin here. I get what was trying to be done but, NO! (1) the plants (boxwoods) should have been actually planted, (2) the grass below should have been removed, not simply mounded over, (3) this species is a slow-growing evergreen that will take years to be large enough to adequately block, (4) . . . . Another prime example of what you frequently get from a lawn maintenance person with no plant or gardening expertise. And this was not inexpensive - the owner paid well over $1,000 for plants and labor. Many people choose grasses for this purpose but there are inherent problems with this as I point-out in my book. A better choice is often a decorative fence (immediate gr

Rant of the Month

Unfortunately, most people know little about gardening and environmental issues including many "professionals" employed to choose, install and maintain plants and design landscapes. This page highlights specific issues with commentary on remedy or recommendation for course of action. Examples are numerous and easy to find -- rarely requiring me to travel far from home.  Hopefully, these postings will make the task of finding examples more difficult.  I will occasionally also post outstanding and approved examples in an effort to educate.