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November 30, 2018

Pyramidal Arborvitae (zone 3-8) Thuja occidentalis 'Pyramidalis'

Pyramidal Arborvitae is perfect as a privacy barrier as it is a fast grower that can grow 12-25' tall and 3-6' wide. This evergreen does not require trimming to maintain its shape. Plant in full to partial...

November 27, 2018

This quite a unique project we worked on. We had a client that wanted to have a walking labyrinth in the backyard with a raised flowerbed surrounding it.

Because this hardscape project used a few tons of moss rock for the raised flowerbed and as well as the construction...

November 24, 2018

Q: Why do I need a year-round contract for maintenance? I feel like there is no need for service in the winter.

A: This is an understandable question!

When we look at our yards in the winter, there doesn’t seem like there is much need for yard work. However, there is ple...

November 23, 2018

Virginia Creeper - Parthenocissus Quinquefoilia

This aggressive vine can be used for ground cover or climbing! Virginia Creeper is a fast grower that should be planted in partial to full sun and in well-drained soil.

Thrives in zones 4-9 with deep regular watering until...

November 20, 2018

Sometimes, a makeover is needed for safety reasons and this week hits the mark! Our client's current makeshift steps in the backyard were not only unstable and unsafe but were also atrocious.

We constructed from scratch a set of new steps using railroad ties that were M...

November 17, 2018

Q: Why haven't my ornamental grasses been cut back yet?

A: In the winter, your yard can look bare with most of the plants cut back. We try to leave ornamental grasses such as the Karl Forester, Switch grass, and Pampas grass as long as we can for winter interest.

Once th...

November 16, 2018

Rio Grande Cottonwood (hardy to zone 3) Populus wislizeni

Rio Grande Cottonwood is a fast growing shade tree that is known for its beautiful yellow fall foliage. When planted in full sun with plenty of water, it can handle a variety of soils.

Flowers in early spring. Be...

November 13, 2018

This week's Transformation Tuesday comes from the same home as last week!

The backyard was just as overrun with weeds, bushes, and plants as the front yard from last week. We put on our gloves, pulled out our machinery, and put in some good labor to use to get the backy...

November 10, 2018

Q: Are there any tips for fall/winter watering?

A: Watering in the fall and winter can be a lot different than watering in summer. The top layer of dirt can be frozen from the night before. This can cause the water to run off more than usual and not get absorbed by the...

November 9, 2018

Boston Ivy (4-10) - Parthenocissus tricuspidata

Unlike English Ivy, Boston Ivy is deciduous, meaning it loses its leaves annually. Great when used as a groundcover or to climb fences or houses, this vine is prized for its dark red-purple fall foliage.

Boston Ivy should b...

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December 4, 2019

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