Lisa Marie (Street Articles Author)

Hello Street Article people. I like to write about gardens and garden design. (Actually I am not a writer at all, just learning and I'm really stretching it about the "like" part). I especially love to make my own garden accessories. I currently live in the midwest U.S. but spent many of my formative years in Okinawa Japan, and Taiwan. I have a passion for anything East Asian, especially when it comes to melding my favorite passions- gardens + art + Asian stlye. It's nice to be a part of Street Articles.

Prune Your Shrubs Or Beware Of A Bush Ambush
Bushes are always planted with the best intentions. The landscapes of newly built homes are often punctuated with perfect dots of bushes near the front door and under windows. For a few years these plantings maintain their manners and keep within their designated space even without proper pruning and trimming.…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Aug 24, 2012  
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Lawn Painting - Where the Grass is Greener
Have you heard about the latest landscaping trend for rescuing a shabby or dead lawn? Thanks to the recent spike in foreclosures the recession has delivered a new business niche: lawn painting. There are now enterprising companies eager to paint your sad, dead lawn a lovely custom hue of green…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Aug 23, 2012  
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Pergolas Add Pizzazz
A sure way to dramatically transform your backyard into a special space is by adding a pergola. Pergolas are permanent open, airy structures with vertical posts and crossbeams, usually with a flat top. They are related to the gazebo, however pergolas are more often rectangular or square in shape. You'll…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Jul 25, 2012  
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Moss Gardens - 4 Things to Know Before You Grow
Do you have a shady bald spot in your yard that just refuses to produce the grassy lawn of your dreams? Consider growing a moss garden in that barren spot; it's an easy and inexpensive way to add character to your yard. Moss gardens have been around since the 14th…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Gardening   Feb 02, 2012  
  Likes: 4