Landscaping Tips

Plants….Pretty….Necessary. AND what the doctor orders!

Plants….Pretty….Necessary. AND what the doctor orders!

We humans connect with nature using our physical senses and at an instinctual level which probably transcends all senses combined. That link is so strong medical professionals are now writing prescriptions to spend more time in green places – parks, neighborhoods, and...

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Retreat! Retreat!

Retreat! Retreat!

Not away from something - to something - your personal living oasis! Palatial or postage stamp, it’s the space that enfolds you into its timeless embrace. Where deadlines… and dinner can wait. An estate, half acre, a trio of potted plants on your deck, or indoor...

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Plants! Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise!!

Plants! Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise!!

Plants are incredible! They are a positive in any situation. Need an immune health boost? Add a plant or a bunch of them! Increase your home’s value? Same. Give wildlife a hand or enhance your inside space? Yep, add plants! It’s always a wise decision to bring nature...

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There’s Gold in them thar – PLANTS!

There’s Gold in them thar – PLANTS!

The original phrase, by American writer Mark Twain, referred to gold in the hills. But…really….it should be plants. Trees, shrubs, flowers, grasses, even indoor plants are good for us. Singly or in combination, their healing powers are proven. Let Leaf Landscape...

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What Does Your Nose Know?

What Does Your Nose Know?

Sense of smell is one of our oldest, in terms of evolution. Scent information from our nose bypasses usual brain circuitry and registers without us being consciously aware. Crucial for a pre-modern human’s survival, and we are learning, for human well-being even...

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Plants – Earth’s Valentine’s Present to Us!

Plants – Earth’s Valentine’s Present to Us!

Reasons to love February abound! Ground Hogs’ Day on the 2nd, Valentine’s Day on the 14th, Do a Grouch a Favor on the 16th, and Carpe Diem (seize the day) on the 26th. Here, though we never know what weather is around the corner, it doesn’t matter if the groundhog...

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January 2024! Silver AND Gold

January 2024! Silver AND Gold

The words above come from a Joseph Parry poem, written sometime after the 1850’s. Most of us are familiar with the sentiment, making “new friends but keeping the old,” as it applies to people. Let’s take a deeper look and think about our home landscape as a living,...

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It’s Easy Being Green

It’s Easy Being Green

With Leaf, it's easy being green - even Kermit agrees! December is still a great time of year to plant. Though many shrubs, trees, and perennials no longer call our attention with bold displays of color, a subtler excitement can be found in our landscapes. it’s also...

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Duck In!

Duck In!

November – Duck In!   Fashionably late to the Planting Party! If you missed sprucing up your personal space in October, take heart! It’s still a great time to plant almost anything. Why Duck in the headline? Picture a duck on the surface of a lake; then...

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Plan-Tober

Plan-Tober

Plan-Tober: FULL SPEED AHEAD and PLANT LIKE YOU MEAN IT! October in Austin is a time like no other. Oppressive summer heat is done for the year and gentler temperatures draw us outdoors again. Trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, perennials, annuals; it’s open season for...

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I’m So…. Ready for Fall!

I’m So…. Ready for Fall!

9 out of 10 people surveyed said – “I’m So…. Ready for fall!!!” Are you? September’s lowering temps due to shorter days make it prime time to dust off plans for additions or changes to your landscape put on hold during the hurly-burly of summer. Grab your landscape...

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Stayin’ Alive, Stayin’ Cool!

Stayin’ Alive, Stayin’ Cool!

Monthly Landscaping Tips by Leaf - August 2023 Stayin' Alive, Stayin' Cool!  Statin’ the Obvious Here. It’s HOT. Even so, you have the power to cool the air around you through your new BFF’s: PLANTS! By proactively planting, in groups, in-ground or in containers...

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Drought Conscious Landscaping in Central Texas

Drought Conscious Landscaping in Central Texas

Greater Austinites understand that temperatures across the nation have been HOT! We also know areas of central Texas are on the drought spectrum with water restrictions in place. This does not mean the end of urban landscaping. In fact, it is an argument that it is...

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