Category: Tools and techniques

The Hugelkultur Experiment

Wood debris in hugelkultur |Spotts Garden Service

We’re creating a new garden across the street from our office. This triangle-shaped spot was covered in turf grass, with two dead trees that had to come down. And furthermore, a giant depression smack in the middle of the property

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Wildlife-Friendly Fall Garden Cleanup

Seed head | Spotts Garden Service

Fall is a busy season in the garden. In addition to harvesting in the fruit and vegetable gardens, we spend fall planting new borders, digging and dividing existing plants, and planting bulbs. By the time mid-November comes around, we’re ready

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Bringing in Plants for the Winter

Potted herbs on sill | Spotts Garden Service

The humid summer has been overwhelmed by crisp fall weather, and winter is well on its way. As you pull out your rakes and sweaters, remember to bring houseplants that have been vacationing outdoors back inside.

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Basic Permaculture for Gardeners

Frog | Spotts Garden Service

We’re seeing more permaculture techniques and philosophy showing up in home gardening, and that’s a good thing!

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Tools of the Trade: Amy Mullen

Amy M Garden Talk | Spotts Garden Service

Garden designer, speaker, blogger, and coach, Amy Mullen is a walking garden encyclopedia. Here are her top choices for garden tools.

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Top 5 Things to Do in the Garden This Fall

Garden seat | Spotts Garden Service

While fall doesn’t officially arrive for another three weeks, we’re already looking forward to a season of crisp nights and golden days. Take advantage of lovely fall weather to do these 5 tasks, which will make next year an even

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Tools of the Trade: Wesley Sexton

Soil knife skills | Spotts Garden Service

Welcome to our Tools of the Trade series! We’ve asked each of our crew members tell us their top five favorite tools for work in the garden. You’ll get a look inside the kind of work we do along with a close up

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Editing the Garden

Border with edits

What you remove from your garden has every bit as much influence as what you add to it. And in our experience, most gardeners are more comfortable adding than subtracting. Learning to remove plants and features that you no longer

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Tools of the Trade: Amy Friedly

Amy F with tools | Spotts Garden Service

Amy F gives us her top 5 tools choices to make work in the garden easier!

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The Bee-Friendly Garden

Bees in Caryopteris | Spotts Garden Service

June 20 to 26, 2016 is National Pollinator Week. Celebrate by supporting the pollinators in your garden, especially native bees! Give bees a chance with these tips for creating a bee-friendly garden.

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