Pool Area Refresh

My favorite part about Hen and Chix is helping to transform someone’s lawn.  I had so much fun working with the Ross family to freshen up their pool area.  Our kiddos played, we bonded and in the end they had a fresh space to spend their Summer. We started by trimming back the ground cover, […]

Love me some planters

Since we have been talking about Spring cleaning, here are some planters I want to share.  I hope these beauties give you some inspiration going into the weekend.  Heck, give me some inspiration.  I have three shrubs I want to dig up and move, but have been procrastinating because it is going to be HARD […]

Thrifty and Green Gardening

Gardening does not have to break the bank.  I am a huge believer in sharing plants.  Just follow these three simple steps: Dig it up, split it up and share it. When you are cleaning up your lawn and thinning out plants think twice before you toss it.  Now, if it is a weed – […]

Out with the old, in with the new

I am so excited that my friend, Ginny, let me be a part of updating her flower beds.  Because I am a complete lawn Geek, it made my year. Now, her lawn looked great to start, but she wanted a fresh look.  She (her husband and father-in-law) removed the line of shrubs – they blocked […]

Spring Cleaning, Phase 1

Hello Peeps.  If you haven’t started getting your lawn Spring ready, you better jump on it.  The time is here. You can read more about getting your lawn Spring ready in this previous post, http://henandchix.com/2014/02/prepare-your-lawn-for-spring-2/ Phase 1, I did some light pruning, cleaned out the old leaves, fertilized, brought in some mulch and added a natural […]

Simple Garden updates

Check out this adorable flower bed update.  A few minor adjustments were made and it immediately opens and brightens up the space. Two to three small shrubs were removed along with a layer of monkey grass.  These were replaced with bright and colorful flowers in one section and large river rocks in another.  The space […]

T. Hee Gifts now has an urban garden

As if T. Hee Gifts was not already wonderful, they now have an urban garden.  If you are not familiar with T. Hee you should be!  Here is the low down. Located in Lake Highlands and Lakewood Amazing kid’s gifts and toys Seasonal gifts Personalized cups, stationery, luggage, etc. Candles, lotions, soaps and stuff Cards, […]

Prepare Your Lawn For Spring

Clean up, Clean up Everybody…the song my kiddos sing when it is time to clean up.  It makes sense. Don’t let nature confuse you with the back and forth of the weather — pretty weather, messy weather, pretty weather, messy weather.  You get my drift. Even with all this back and forth, it is time […]

Gardening Fashion…Really?

I love gardening.  I love planning out and planting my garden, my neighbor’s garden, my friend’s garden and my friend’s neighbor’s garden.  You get the drift.  But I stop at garden fashion.  If a t-shirt and shorts don’t fit the bill, I might be out.  I do have to admit I have pulled a weed […]

More Planters

Planters are so fun.  They are easy to maintain and fun to update based on the season.  These two planters welcome our guests.  Actually, most of our guests come to the back door so I guess you could say these two planters greet our mailman.  Hopefully our mailman enjoys them.  Folllowing the winter our planters were dead.   […]