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Darin Brockelbank Wins 2018 Mighty Oak Award

Darin Brockelbank Wins 2018 Mighty Oak Award

Darin Brockelbank of MetroGreenscape wins Jeffrey Scott's 2018 Mighty Oak Award

Charlotte, NC: Darin Brockelbank has been awarded Jeffrey Scott’s 2018 Mighty Oak, based on his performance as a business leader and outstanding achievements made by his landscape company.

This award was announced at Jeffrey Scott’s recent Leader’s Edge peer group meeting held across the USA and Canada. Criteria for winning this prestigious award are:

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Top Ten End of Summer Landscaping Tips

Top Ten End of Summer Landscaping Tips

Spring and fall remain full of landscaping tasks, but there are plenty of ways to spruce up your lawn and garden as the summer ends. Check out these easy and effective end of summer landscaping tips, designed to extend the season and keep your outdoor living area healthy and comfortable.

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Making a Pool The Focal Point of Your Landscape

Making a Pool The Focal Point of Your Landscape

Having a pool in your backyard is like having a giant magnet in your yard that draws in family and friends, which is one of the reasons many people choose to install one.

Pools Encourage Socializing

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6 Important Qualities in a Landscaper

6 Important Qualities in a Landscaper

Good landscaping can mean the difference between an average yard, and a yard that stands out and commands attention, but in a tasteful way. It can transform a home and even increase its value, and it can provide your family a truly enjoyable place in which to spend time on nice days throughout the year.

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Easy Planting Ideas

Easy Planting Ideas

An Easy Planting Idea with Sage & Ornamental Grasses

This desirable and long lasting summer border is fairly easy to replicate in order to be enjoyed at home. Gloriously teaming up with the vertical purple-blue spikes of Salvia farinacea (Mealy-Cup Sage) are the long arching plumes of Pennisetum setaceum (Purple Fountain Grass) which sway gracefully in the summer breeze. Both plants are drought tolerant, deer resistant, require very little care and won prestigious awards.

Highly remarkable, Salvia farinacea ‘Evolution’ is the first Salvia farinacea with violet flower spikes. Blooming continuously from late spring to frost, it is also very adaptable. Perfect in a sunny spot in an annual or perennial garden, it can be grown in patio containers or ceramic pots. The deep violet flower spikes can also be cut, dried and used as everlasting flowers for bouquets, decorations or craft projects.

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