Q: How often should I touch up my bark? A: It really depends on how you want your yard to look. Bark is beautiful but the color can fade fast whether it is dyed or natural colored. If you touch up your bark every year it will keep your yard looking very nice! Just keep in mind that you don't want the bark too high around the base of your plants. After several years of touch-ups, it is a good idea to take out some of the bark before you put more on top to prevent the layer of
Canada Red Chokecherry
Prunus virginiana 'Canada Red'
Zone 2-7 The purplish-red foliage stands out during the spring and summer months. Although this tree doesn’t offer many colors for the fall, its ability to withstand most conditions makes this tree ideal for those hard to plant areas. Tolerates heat, poor soil, windy conditions, and cold. New growth begins green then turns into the tree's signature purplish red. Has a rounded, arching growth pattern that creates a nice loo
In this Transformation Tuesday, our client had a yard that had never been landscaped. It was mostly dirt with weeds and wildflowers growing everywhere. There was one juniper tree in the corner that had good growth on it and was in very good health. The plan was simple: a clean looking landscape with flagstone steps from the gate to the porch and from the porch to the flagstone patio with several, easy to care for plants along with some vines on trellis' that would help break
Q: How often should I clean out my water feature? A: We recommend cleaning your water feature out at least once a year. If your water feature is in a location that collects a lot of debris (leaves, Elm seeds, etc.) you will need to clean it more often (2-3 times a year) to keep the filter from constantly clogging. TIP: If you notice a decrease in the performance of your water feature, unplug the pump, get a garden house and stick it in the top hole of the rock where the water
Zone 4-8 Silver and green patterned leaves provide a stunning contrast to the bright yellow flowers that cover the main stem. This ground cover explodes with color in the late spring, but look great during the whole growing season. Blooms attract butterflies. Can reach 10" tall and 14" wide. Space plants 10-12" for a carpet of silver and green! Grows best in shade to part shade, can handle part sun but needs extra water. Prefers enriched
Q: I want a large character stone installed in my backyard. Is this something you guys do? A: When it comes to character stones, we only install ones that can be safely carried with 2-3 guys. These stones can be extremely heavy and often need a crane to get them into people's back yard. If the stone is very large, it is best to talk to the company who is selling it to you as they often install them as well.
Zone 4-9 Beautiful bluish gray groundcover with unique fern-like foliage makes this evergreen a great addition to any yard. Vibrant, highlighter yellow flowers appear in late spring and add to the unique look of this plant. Plant in full sun for best growth (but can tolerate part shade). Prefers well-drained soils but adapts to most soil types. Drought and heat resistant. Attract butterflies and bees. Deadhead blooms once flowers are spent. Rake fo
Q: What is the difference between Mini-paws and Pop-up sprinklers? I'm not sure which one to use.
A: Mini-paws are a downsized version of Maxi-paws. They shoot a stream of water that is chopped every second or so to split the stream inter smaller droplets. Mini-paws can shoot very far distances and cover a lot of area with few sprinklers. Mini-paws have a distinct sound to them that can be faintly heard inside a house.
Pop up sprinklers have a built in diffuser that breaks
Cliff Fendlerbush Fendlera rupicola Zone 4-7 Beautiful white, four petal flowers are scattered throughout this bush in spring. Small, dark green petals (similar to a Mt. Mahogany) lightly cover the dark brown branches of this shrub. Some shrubs produce flowers that are tinged with a light pink to make this shrub look even better. Other shrubs produce fragrant flowers that have a super sweet scent to them. Often found in canyons and rocky hillsides, these flowers are often nib