City life has its perks, offering convenience and opportunities. But as we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of modern living, our need to connect with nature is undeniable. People are rediscovering the allure of parks and green spaces and their profound impact on our well-being. This ever-increasing trend is not simply a fleeting whim; it represents a significant shift in our understanding of the crucial role living close to nature plays in our physical and mental health.
What does community mean to you? At Hillwood Communities, it means fostering a connected culture of belonging. This type of culture grows organically, when we engage with neighbors, share an enriching lifestyle, and reach out to help others, both in our neighborhood and through community-based philanthropy.
Would you like to support local farms, protect and enrich farmland, and feed your family fresh, extra-nutritious produce? That’s exactly what you do when you participate in a local community supported agriculture (CSA) program!
What kind of holiday gift do you get for a person who loves to garden but has everything? Gardeners these days have an array of traditional and digital tools and devices at their fingertips to tease beauty and nourishment from the ground.
For those in your life who love the earth and growing things, we’ve compiled a list of the best gardening gifts for 2022 that include traditional garden implements, gardening tech gifts, and must-have gardening gadgets.
Buying a house is all about your family and how you want to live. If you’re puzzled about whether you should focus on selecting the right neighborhood or on finding a particular home that you love, understand that finding the perfect house starts with understanding your needs. And who says you have to choose between the home of your dreams and a fantastic neighborhood, anyway? At Harvest, you don’t have to!
Starting a garden can be daunting, which is why more people are turning to patio gardening as an easy alternative. You may not have the space for a full-sized garden. Or you may not be ready to commit the time, money, and energy required to build a large garden. If you want to try out your green thumb and start with something more manageable, then a garden on your patio, porch, balcony, or terrace could be the perfect fit for you.
If you’ve looked around lately, you’ll see gardening is having a major moment with millennials.
Citing generational, environmental, and other pandemic-related stressors, “nearly half of millennials and Gen Z individuals globally say they are stressed all or most of the time,” per CNBC. PBS reports millennials are even more stressed than older Americans. Looking for a natural remedy, millennials are embracing plant-parenthood as a road to wellbeing.
The construction process on your new North Texas home is nearly complete! But what about the yard? Right now, it may be a bare patch of black dirt with some assorted rocks mixed in. The beautiful new home you’ve envisioned won’t be finished until there is a complementary landscape surrounding it. What is involved in new build landscaping and why is it so important? Below, we answer these questions, review the new construction landscaping process, and provide landscaping tips for new homes.
To most homeowners at Harvest by Hillwood in Argyle/Northlake, vegetable gardening in North Texas means an abundance of fresh produce that will soon be part of a tasty, healthy meal. But for the inexperienced, starting a vegetable garden may seem like a daunting task. Don’t worry. Every successful gardener was a beginner once. Our guide to vegetable gardening for beginners provides the fundamentals on how to start a garden.
The holidays are here once again and so is holiday shopping! With a long list of gifts to buy, you may be looking for some inspiration to help quickly check a few gifts off your list. Good news–we’re here to help.
Do you reach for your gardening tools after a particularly long and stressful workweek? Does digging in the soil help you feel happy and relaxed? Have you found a great sense of fulfilment in watching the fruits of your labor thrive? If so, you may be experiencing the benefits of ecotherapy, also called nature therapy or green therapy.
Planting and harvesting crops have been a way of life for human beings for thousands of years and today, gardening is a beloved pastime for many. From cultivating flowers to growing vegetables, many people find great joy in caring for the earth.
Buyers who choose Harvest by Hillwood for their new home select a community that is different from other master-planned communities.
What is a garden-style home, exactly? If you ask three people “what is a garden home?” you might get three different answers. Is a garden home a property with a private back yard and garden? Or is it a home built on a lot just large enough for the home’s footprint, but not a big yard? Or is it a compact home, in a beautifully landscaped community, full of amazing amenities, that requires little yard maintenance on the part of the homeowner? Let’s explore.
Pollination—or the transportation of pollen from one plant to another—is often done by insects, particularly bees and butterflies. Learn more about Texas pollinators and explore how to build a pollinator garden in North Texas.
Farmers and gardeners have known this for years, but home landscaping trends are beginning to reflect the fact that it is easier, less expensive, and more eco-friendly to create outdoor spaces that work with the environment rather than against it. For communities here in Texas, that often means working with unpredictable rainfall totals. Water-efficient landscaping allows Texas residents to work with our climate to create beautiful, unique landscapes.
A community garden is a plot of land managed by members of the community who want to grow their own produce. The benefits of community gardens are plentiful. You may be surprised to learn all the ways you and your neighborhood can benefit from community gardening.
Have you ever wished that you could get farm-fresh vegetables for your family’s meals without making a special trip to the farmer’s market or paying high prices at upscale natural grocery stores?
If you’re not knowledgeable about the practice of composting, dive into our composting 101 to learn some composting basics, helpful tips, and what’s compostable.
Growing a garden and getting your hands dirty can be a very rewarding hobby. You can grow decorative plants like a juniper shrub, a hydrangea bush, or drought-tolerant grasses like fescue to make creative landscapes. Or you can tend to a functional at-home garden that produces vegetables and fruits from winter to summer.