Yard-Nique Hosts Earth Day Celebration in Carolina Preserve!

on May 16 in Giving Back, YN News

On April 26th the Yard-Nique team hosted an Earth Day celebration in Carolina Preserve in Cary, NC. The event was held outdoors from noon to 4pm behind Bradford Hall, the community clubhouse.

Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. The calendared Earth Day this year was on Tues. April 22nd.

Yard-Nique hosted a plant sale with discounted pricing and a great selection of shrubs, annuals and perennials, a cookout for the residents and 2 container gardening demonstrations and raffles. There were also other giveaway items from Yard-Nique.

It was a beautiful spring day and over 100 residents turned out for this event which we now host each year.

Here are some pictures of Carolina Preserve residents and Yard-Nique staff enjoying a gorgeous Earth Day!

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Spring Terrarium Class at Carolina Preserve

on Apr 14 in Giving Back, YN News

Yard-Nique kicks off the first day of spring with a terrarium class in Carolina Preserve!

On March 20th, Carolina Preserve residents in Cary, NC kicked off the first day of spring by joining Yard-Nique in making terrariums. A terrarium is a small enclosure or closed container in which selected living plants are kept and observed. Terrariums create an environment easy to control allowing one to simulate everything from a desert to a rain forest!

Residents were asked to bring a small glass bowl, with or without a lid, and Yard-NIque provided all the other items needed such as plants, moss, soil, gravel, decorative stone and instruction.

The result from this creative group was many miniature masterpieces made by both the men and women in this community.  No two were alike and everyone left with a little bit of nature that can be brought indoors!

Check out a couple of photos of the event!

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Operation Homefront

on Nov 13 in Giving Back, YN News

On November 8, 2013, Yard-Nique was proud to partner with Meritage Homes in their Operation Homefront initiative in which three military families received mortgage-free, brand new, homes from Meritage.

We were thrilled to be part of this undertaking and donated our services to install landscaping for the 2,066 square foot home that went to Sergeant Lynch of the US Army and his family!

Read more about this inspiring project, and the 3 deserving families that received homes, here.

Check out a couple of photos of Lynch’s new home below.

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2013 Wake County Parade of Homes

on Nov 13 in Giving Back, YN News

Yard-Nique was heavily involved with several builders and communities for this year’s 2013 Wake County Parade of Homes! Yard-Nique staff helped to design and build the landscaping for some of the premier model homes on showcase in the Wake County area along with maintaining the models, entry ways and common areas during the shows during the month of October 2013.

We are proud to say that several of the properties we were involved in won bronze, silver, and gold awards!

Check out a couple of photos of the showcase homes below.

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Carolina Preserve – Fall Wreath Making Project

on Oct 25 in Giving Back, YN News

On September 26, 2013, residents of the Carolina Preserve community in Cary, NC get ready for the Autumn season by hosting a “Pheasant Feather” Fall Wreath Making Project.

It was a full house for this festive event. Residents who wanted to show their Fall colors brought a full size natural twig wreath to decorate and paid $6 to participate. Yard-Nique provided everything else needed for this project, including instruction and guidance from Yard-Nique staff.

Residents exercised their creative muscles using various types of pheasant feathers, natural dried elements, nuts, pine cones and ribbon. The event included step by step instruction to follow if needed and everyone was free to just be creative using the available materials.

Participants enjoyed coffee cake and cider while creating their Fall masterpieces. The results beautiful and no two wreaths exactly alike!

Check out all the photos from the event here


Brighton Forest Homeowner Appreciation Day 2012

on May 23 in Giving Back

Yard-Nique recently participated in the Brighton Forest Homeowner Appreciation Day event on Saturday, April 28th. Yard-Nique provided professional landscaping installation and design tips including Do’s and Dont’s of Lawn Care, Outdoor Living ideas, and more. All homeowners in attendance received a free potted perennial and a chance to win a beautiful Bloodgood Japanese Maple!

Carolina Preserve – Dish Garden

on Aug 13 in Giving Back

On July 26, 2013, Yard-Nique hosted a Dish Garden class for residents of the Carolina Preserve community in Cary, NC. As part of the “Getting Their Hands Dirty” program introduced by Carolina Preserve, the event was held at the community clubhouse in Bradford Hall. With the materials provided by Yard-Nique, and a little help from our staff, residents were able to choose, design, and plant their dish gardens with various sedums and other succulent plants to create some wonderful little plantings that look great on a table top or on a window sill.