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butterfly garden

Landscaping Tip: Butterfly and Pollinator Garden

Often viewed as a symbol of resurrection and renewal, butterflies are a sure sign summer is on its way. In south Louisiana, we have approximately 55 species of indigenous butterflies, bumblebees, honeybees, ladybugs, as well as 12 species of hummingbirds. Pollinators are biotic agents, like bees, butterflies and certain birds, that move pollen from male to female parts of flowers. They are responsible for assisting over 80% of the world’s flowering plants and play a crucial role in the ecosystem. Without them, food would be very scarce! Why not build a garden to invite these important colorful pollinators to your yard? Size does not matter. Your garden can take up the entire yard or can be as small as a window box or few containers. The most important thing is to choose a mix of native annuals and perennials that…

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pool and backyard renovation

Good Fences Make Great Neighbors

Maybe Robert Frost didn’t agree in his “Mending Wall” poem, but over the years we have come to learn that good fences really do make great neighbors. Privacy is always a concern especially when living in the city, and Exterior Designs has helped numerous clients in solving their challenges through well placed landscaping. Take this New Orleans home for example, our client came to us seeking a way to make his backyard more secluded from the neighboring houses.   Their main complaint was they could not enjoy their back porch, pool or patio without feeling like they weren’t alone. I’m sure they have lovely neighbors, but no matter how nice they are there are times when you just crave a little solitude. Beverly Katz of Exterior Designs, Inc. is known for her vision in which she can correct a homeowner’s problem…

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New Orleans Botanical Gardens

Spring Garden Show 2014

Exterior Designs was awarded 2nd place for their booth display design at this year’s Spring Garden Show. The New Orleans landscaping company took a step in the right direction with colorful flowers arranged in a foot shaped planter. “I was inspired by the idea of tip toeing through a secret garden and finding wonderful surprises around every turn”, says owner Beverly Katz. The Spring Garden Show in the New Orleans Botanical Garden took place on April 5-6, 2014. The annual event invites visitors to explore horticultural exhibits and enjoy educational lectures and family-friendly activities. The festival includes plant and garden product sales, a Plant Health Clinic, the Children’s Discovery Zone, Art Market and live music on the Haspel Outdoor Stage. To learn more about the show and upcoming dates, visit: http://www.neworleanscitypark.com/events/spring-garden-show Exterior Designs, Inc. is a full-service design and build landscaping company offering construction, installation…

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