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What’s Your Family Story?

By Doug Scott

There are few things that move me more than music. Sometimes a song will just send me somewhere. And you can call me a sap, but “The House that Built Me” is one of those songs. Although Miranda Lambert didn’t write it, her performance and the words that…

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Video Introducing Our Backyard Chickens - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

[VIDEO] Introducing…Our Backyard Chickens!

By Doug Scott

If you’ve been on RYGblog more than once you’ve probably gathered that we are the proud owners of a small flock of backyard chickens …7 of them. And although we do love them because of the eggs they give us every day, we also love them because we consider…

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Container Gardening 101 - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com & Unique by Design

Container Gardening 101…a la Helen Weis with Unique by Design

By Doug Scott

Oh the signs of Spring! And one of the surest signs of spring for me has to be the overwhelmed, bug-eyed expressions that I see on peoples’ faces in big box stores or plant nurseries…not knowing what to buy from the vast selection of flowers to choose from.…

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Azalea Care Guide | How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Azaleas

By Doug Scott

Azaleas are perhaps one of the most popular shrubs found in garden design. Well, at least here in the South. Not only are they beautiful when in bloom and serve as a great backdrop when they’re not, they’re incredibly hardy, as well. And because they come in so…

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Rebirth: Our 1960s Ranch House Renovation | Transforming the Front Elevation

By Doug Scott

Curious about our 1960s ranch house renovation? Well we’ve found that our fellow ground redeemers are … because you’ve asked. We also realized that most of our posts featuring what we’ve done with our outdoor spaces have focused on our back yard … where there’s little evidence of…

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Inspiring Gardens...Howard Design Studio - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

Inspiring Gardens

By Doug Scott

Sometimes I just want to be inspired by what I see…and not be distracted by someone blathering on about some deep thought or story.  So in an attempt to not distract you, I’ll simply include a number of images of gardens that have inspired me. But because I can’t…

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How to Prune Azaleas - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

How to Prune Azaleas…and When!

By Doug Scott

A few months ago I wrote a post about some of my favorite white spring flowers.  If mine had been in bloom at the time, I would have also included the Mrs. G. G. Gerbing Azalea (Azalea Rhododendron indicum ‘Mrs. G. G. Gerbing’).  Because my G.G.s make up…

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Zucchini Crisps with Basil Dipping Sauce - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

Zucchini Crisps with Basil Dipping Sauce (from McNack’s Kitchen)

By Doug Scott

One of our favorite veggies to grow is zucchini…always the first to make the list when we sit down to plan our summer garden.  They are easy to grow…as long as I’m able to keep the vine borers and squash bugs away from them…and the girls and I love it whenever Britt fixes zucchini for dinner.…

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How to Make a Driftwood Candle Holder - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

How to Make a Driftwood Candle Holder

By Brittany Scott

Last summer Doug and I found a really cool piece of driftwood that had washed up on shore at my parents’ lake house. It was a really interesting  piece of wood…with its unique curves and beautiful grayed, smooth texture.  Given that we found it at my parents’ lake house…

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Veggie Garden Tips - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

4 Really Basic Veggie Garden Tips

By Doug Scott

Britt and I hosted a really cool event in our back yard one gloriously beautiful morning a few weeks back. 20+ folks arrived to learn more about what a Tower Garden® is…and if it’s something they’d want to consider having for themselves. While sipping on smoothies, we were…

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DIY Outdoor Lighting Project - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

Crazy Easy & Cheap DIY Outdoor Lighting Project

By Doug Scott

  This was such a cheap and easy project that I don’t really have much to write about. Regardless…we couldn’t be happier with how the DIY outdoor lighting project we did for our pergola turned out. And the really cool thing is, we used mostly materials that we had just lying around. It provides…

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Hydrangeas, Hydrangeas, Hydrangeas! All you need to know about Hydrangeas. Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

Hydrangeas, Hydrangeas, Hydrangeas! All You’ll Need to Know…for the most part!

By Doug Scott

We’re big fans of hydrangeas over here at casa de Scott. I mean what’s not to love about them?! They’re easy to grow. Their flowers are huge and come in a wide array of colors…so huge and so colorful that a single flower head can be a flower…

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Blueberry Pie Recipe - Redeem Your Ground | RYGblog.com

Lipsmacking Blueberry Spice Pie Recipe

By Brittany Scott

It’s blueberry season again…and with the 4th of July right around the corner I thought I’d share my tasty blueberry spice pie recipe with you. It’s a recipe a dear friend made for us a few years back that has become a Scott Family favorite ever since.  And now…

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Eyesore Makeovers – Making Over What You Don’t Want to See!

By Doug Scott

  On the landscape design side of Redeem Your Ground, more often than not when I’m onsite with my clients they have some sort of outdoor eyesore, so to speak, that they want to address. Whether it’s to hide their trashcans, utility boxes, or views of their neighbor’s…

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Our Chicken Coop Design (Part 3 of 3)

By Doug Scott

Finally!  My last post on the design of our chicken coop.  Below you’ll find a description and rendering of the final 3 elevations – right, left, and rear.  Part 1 provided a schematic of the area where our coop/hutch sits, as well as a floor plan.  Part 2…

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Deer-Resistant Plants & Deer-Deterring Tips

By Doug Scott

Awww … isn’t Bambi cute!?! Well … that is until he and the rest of his family have laid waste to your garden! That’s not so cute! If your yard seems to be a frequent stop along the Deer Garden Tour, you’re in luck … well, relatively speaking.…

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