This landscape project came to us as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Harvey destroyed the shrubs that served as the landscaping in front of this church which as you can see needed a desperate overhaul.
Don't take shortcuts! As we were removing the existing flower beds we found that years of piled up mulch had raised the level of the ground so much that the support beams in front of the church were sitting on the ground. A lack of attention to detail and not seeing that propper landscaping is more than just digging a hole for a plant, and this perfect gateway for termites would have been missed.
After scooping out the excess dirt by hand, Benda-board edging is installed as a barrier to keep the landscape elements contained and keep unwanted weeds and grasses out. Benda-board is durable for a lifetime, but short cutting installation with anything other than stainless steel screws and the life of this edging would be cut drastically short. Don't forget about a comfortable home for the plants! Healthy plants are happy plants and happy plants are picturesque! The heart of the plant is in the roots, so in all our landscaping we incoorperate multiple organic and inorganic msterials that serve to aereate, feed the plants, and condition the soil. Our custom blend provides the optimal growing environment year round for spectacular results!
Don't make any shortcuts on which mulch you use! Pine bark mulch adds beneficial acidity to the soil, contributes beneficial nutrients and micro-organisms through active decomposition, and retains long lasting natural color because there are no dyes to fade unnaturally over time. The finished product is not only functional and beneficial to the health of the landscape, but also appealing.
Come spring, when the temperatures warm up, check back for the installation of the ornamental greenery and flowers into their new home!