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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[…]

Everybody let’s get Stones: Incorporating Stones and Rocks into your Garden

If you are looking to liven up your garden to the next level this spring, you might want to consider something that, ironically, is not alive: stonework. Although usually not something people consider, unless they have a masonry background, a couple of well-place rocks can do wonders for your backyard garden, either by providing some much needed support or by[…]

Cleaning up the streets: Municipal services for you

As anyone who lives in Nashville can tell you, the weather is pretty unpredictable. Despite the best efforts of our local meteorologists, trying to plan your day can be difficult when you were expecting a nice sunny day and get a thunderstorm straight out of the book of Revelation. Keeping that in mind, imagine how difficult it must be for[…]

Three Things to Look out for when Checking the Health of your Trees

Spring is here, and it is probably a good idea to take stock of the trees and plants you have while you are in the process of adding new ones, but that means knowing what to look for. Trees in particular can be tricky, because even though these majestic plants seem to scrape the sky, there are a host of[…]

3 Landscaping Alternatives to Regular Ol’ Grass

The American lawn is a proud tradition. There’s nothing prettier and more satisfying than a verdant carpet of healthy turf beneath your bare feet. But if you’ve had a lawn for more than a season, you know how difficult it is to grow perfect grass. In Nashville, the situation is especially troublesome. Wet, cold winters and scorching summers combine (with[…]