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Maintenance on Patios and Pathways

Plants are not the only thing that needs a check-up every
year.  Hardscapes can sometimes use a
face-lift or even just a quick spray to get them back to looking new.  The winter is tough on hardscapes, heaving
and moving as the ground freezes and thaws can cause cracks and chips in
cement, and settling in patios and pathways. 
We […]

By |March 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

March Maintenance – Time to Prepare for Spring

The snow will soon start melting (hopefully), the temperatures are rising, and spring should be right around the corner.  Plants that are perennials, ones that survive the winter and come back each year, need a little help usually to get them back to their best form.  Shrubs sometimes don’t need much, just a few branches […]

By |March 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fire Pit February – The uses and benefits of having a fire pit in your backyard

Circling around the campfire has been a long-held tradition
that dates back thousands of years.  Almost
all cultures and peoples from around the world have used fire to establish the
center of the living space.  The place
where stories are told, teaching is held, social interaction is common, and
rituals are created.  Fire pits have
evolved over the years as our […]

By |February 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Light Above and Below –Lighting in Trees and Water Features

Low voltage LED’s come in all shapes and sizes, but they are best utilized when they are put in spots rarely seen lit.  Using their smaller size, the lights can be tucked into places that would be difficult to do before.  Luckily, companies designed waterproof lights that are used for two vastly different applications.  One […]

By |January 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hidden in Plain Sight – Lighting under Caps and Steps

Landscape lighting has come a long way and they come in all
shapes and sizes.  LED’s are so small now
they can pack 6 or 8 bulbs into a small cap light that can tuck under a wall
cap.   These lights help illuminate areas that are
hard to light, creating a safer space, and make the textures of the […]

By |January 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Landscape Lighting – A 24/7 Winter Wonderland

Porch lights and down lights on homes have been a fixture for many years.  Recently, there has been an influx of new technology that makes lighting up your whole property, landscapes, pathways, and patios included much easier and brighter.  It began with solar powered lights over a decade ago.  These little mobile lights were introduced […]

By |January 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The weather outside is frightful – How can landscaping look good in the winter?

Christmas is coming up fast, the ground is frozen, and the
landscapes look like their finished for the year.  Most plants are shriveled, buried under snow,
and forgotten.  With the weather
changing, plants go dormant and tend to quietly disappear until the spring
warmth returns.  But not every plant will
do this, evergreens keep the party going until their friends […]

By |December 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holiday Season is here – Is it feeling a little claustrophobic?

With Thanksgiving coming shortly, and families gathering for the holidays in the coming months, it can be a bit stuffy in the house.  Most homes have a small patio or deck to go out on to escape the madness, but sometimes its just a 10’ x 10’ slab and it doesn’t really help.  This winter […]

By |November 13th, 2018|BlogPost|0 Comments

Late Bloomers – Saving the Best for Last

Late Bloomers – Saving the Best for Last

 

Summer is winding down, children are back to school, the temperatures are cooling off, and fall is here.  A good majority of plants bloom from around May until August, by the end of September there are only a handful of plants that haven’t put on a show. These […]

By |September 25th, 2018|BlogPost|0 Comments

The Tree Monopoly

Overplanting of the same species has come to light recently because of the Emerald Ash Borer and the Japanese Beetle.  Both insects devastate trees in their path and only by diversifying what we plant can we fix the problem.

 

The Tree Monopoly, too much of a good thing

 

Like a coral reef or a forest floor, […]

By |June 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments