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Edible and Effective: Why Your Garden Needs More Fruits and Vegetables

Thanks to modern advances in technology and science, more and more people are able to adequately grow their own food. For many this is a little hobby, usually kept to a smaller plot in the backyard, or perhaps in a small box on the windowsill. It doesn’t have to be that way, however, as the benefits from incorporating edible plants[…]

Seeding For the Future: Tips For Your New Grass

Regardless of whether your lawn is in need of a small patch of grass or a complete overhaul, laying down new sod or planting seeds is a lot of work. In theory it should be pretty easy, right? I mean, grass grows pretty much everywhere except on rocks or sandy beaches, so just how difficult could it be? The truth[…]

Keep Your Yard Trim with Tree Maintenance

When it comes to making your lawn look nice, there are a lot of things you can do, and only a little time to do it. Trees tend to be forgotten about because the leafy giants are pretty self-sufficient, but a little trimming is one of the most important things you can do as far as maintenance goes. You never[…]

Curb Appeal: How a Nice Lawn Can Help

Real estate in Nashville is getting to be pretty ridiculous, especially if you are trying to buy a home. On the other hand, if the hustle and bustle of New Nashville is getting to be too much, then now is the perfect time to sell, because you will probably make a lot of money and sell pretty quickly. Of course,[…]

Animal Attraction

Having a robust and visually attractive garden is a great way to make your lawn the center of attention. But there are some things you can do to make your place even more attractive, and more helpful for the environment as well: by adding flowers and other items that attract animals. Bees in particular are an essential part of the[…]

Irrigation, Not Really an Irritation

Water. It is one of the most precious resources available to us, despite being one of the more plentiful. Of course, the vast majority of it is not really usable for most of the things we would like, including watering our plants. In an area like Nashville and the rest of the Mid-Tennessee region, water can be scarce or cost[…]

Landscaping on a Budget: Ways to Save Money

Giving tips about ways to improve your yard can be difficult sometimes because of the nature of landscaping. Everyone’s lawn is different, with the very physical nature of the beast making it so that nothing is going to be universal, with very few exceptions. While we at the Parke Company are here to offer our support and years of wisdom[…]

Mulching 101: Let’s Get Growing

At some point in your life, you’ve probably wondered what mulch’s deal is. It seems to be everywhere, and yes, it does tend to make gardens and lawns where it is used look nicer with its contrasting colors, but there has to be another reason for it, right? Perhaps you’ve guessed that it helps plants grow, or maybe it really[…]

Getting your Flowers to Grow for the First Time

It’s no secret that Nashville is a blooming city, so to speak. There is a really good chance that some of the people that flock to our city and area every day are going to be first time homeowners. That is quite a combination – people moving to a place they might be unfamiliar with and buying homes – so[…]

Common Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid

A nice, well manicured lawn is one of the joys of owning a home. Even something as simple as a mowed lawn and some trimmed shrubberies can make a world of difference when it comes to having something nice to look out your window at. Of course going above and beyond the most basic landscaping design will make your home[…]