The Worst Bugs in Dallas (and How to Get Rid of Them)

Texas is bug heaven. With 100,000 types of insects known to exist in the United States, one-third can be found in the Lone Star State. According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, “Texas has more different kinds of insects than any other state.” With our long, hot summers and 40 or so inches of […]

Best Georgia Native Plants for Atlanta

If you really want to “go green,” the best place to start is in your garden. We’re not talking about the greenery, but rather the environmental importance of choosing native plants and flowers. Georgia native plants will thrive in Atlanta and attract the pollinators our gardens need. The best part? You don’t need a green […]

Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Hardscaping

What is Known as ‘Hardscaping’ in Landscape Design? Landscape Architects and others in the field of landscape design often use the terms “softscape” and “hardscape” to distinguish between plants (soft) and rock or soil work and all the other “hard” elements of landscaping. A simple definition of “hardscape” is anything in the landscape that is […]

Here Are 6 Organizing Tips to Tidy Up Your Yard

What is a backyard if not an extension of one’s soul? Okay, that may be a bit dramatic, but what’s the point of having that yard if you don’t maintain it well? Your lawn is a part of your property strangers can often look into without having to be welcomed into your home, so keeping […]

The Definitive Guide to Planting for Pollinators in New Orleans

Due to our mild winters and warm summers, it can seem that we are spoilt rotten with pollinators here in New Orleans, LA. However, pollinators in the United States are in danger, and it is imperative that we take care of them. According to the Xerxes society (1), the Western United States population of Monarch […]

Which of the Country’s 15 Biggest Metro Areas Have the Biggest Homes?

by John Egan Everything, it seems, is not bigger in Texas. Among the country’s 15 biggest metro areas, neither Dallas-Fort Worth, TX nor Houston, TX, is home to the largest residential units. Rather, Atlanta, GA, boasts the biggest residential units among the 15 metros. A review of 2017 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American […]