4 Reasons Native Plants Should Be a Part of Your Landscape

1. Native Plants Are Good for the Environment Native grown plants require less care, have fewer pest and disease issues, and generally use less water and fertilizer than non-native plants. Native plants can also prevent water run-off and improve air quality. 2. Native Plants Create BENIFICIAL Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard When native plants thrive in their original environment, they [...]

By |2022-03-11T13:28:28-05:00May 2, 2022|Landscape, Lawn Care|0 Comments

3 Landscaping Problems to Look Out for This Spring

Over mulching, erosion, and weeds are just some of the problems homeowners contend with year after year. Below are some tips on how to address these common problems. 1. Improper Mulching: Mulching is one of the most beneficial acts a homeowner can do for the health of their trees and gardens however, using the wrong materials or applying too much, [...]

By |2022-03-11T13:02:13-05:00April 4, 2022|Landscape, Maintenance|0 Comments

A Lion or a Lamb?

If you have read all of our blogs (and we hope you have) you probably noticed a recurring theme: Preparation is key for beautiful beds and gardens, a healthy lawn, and welcoming outdoor spaces. Well, March is one of those months that is hard to plan for – it could be mild and sunny one day and then dump 6 [...]

Combating the Winter Blahs: More Things You Can Do to Prep for Spring

By now your garden and beds are all prepped for the winter and you have sketched and planned your Spring landscaping and hardscaping projects (You have been doing your assignments, haven’t you?). But if you are still anxious to get out in the yard and get some fresh air on a mild day, there are still a few more things [...]

Tips to Prep for Spring

January should not be a totally lost month regarding your gardens. There are still a few things you can do to prepare for Spring on the warmer days of the month. Maintain your beds: Clean out leaves, deadhead old blooms, wrap shrubs, touch up mulch. Prune trees and shrubs for Spring regrowth. Turn the soil: Turn over vegetable gardens and [...]

By |2021-04-20T17:18:51-04:00January 3, 2022|Lighting, Patios/Walkways|0 Comments

Choosing a Christmas Tree and Other Tips

As a horticulturist, the question I inevitably get at this time of year is, “What is the trick to keeping a cut Christmas tree from drying out/last longer?” There is no trick to it.  Follow these suggestions and your tree should last well through the holiday. Choose a Christmas tree that has firm needles that do not fall from branches when handling [...]

By |2021-04-20T17:16:59-04:00November 29, 2021|Maintenance|0 Comments

A Little Preparation Goes a Long Way

Before you get distracted by the upcoming holidays and the weather turns too cold to work outside, there are a few jobs that need to get done. Doing these few things before Thanksgiving will make a big difference in protecting your plants and lawn from the Winter to come. Deer-proof evergreen shrubs by encircling them with stakes and attaching burlap [...]

By |2021-04-20T17:15:21-04:00November 1, 2021|Lawn Care, Maintenance|0 Comments

A “Second Spring”?

In the gardening world, October is often referred to as the “Second Spring.” This month’s warm soil and cool temperatures are perfect for plants to establish their roots.  So, now is the time to plant shrubs, trees, and evergreens to give them plenty of time to establish their roots before the upcoming winter. Also, there is still time to plant [...]

By |2021-04-20T17:13:43-04:00October 4, 2021|Landscape|0 Comments

10 Jobs to Do This Month

The end of Summer does not mean the end of lawn care.  In fact, September could be the most important month of the year because the cooler temperatures and occasional rain are ideal growing conditions for plants and grass.  So, what you do now will give you a jump on a healthy lawn beautiful beds in the Spring. Aerate: Aerating [...]

By |2021-04-20T17:07:11-04:00September 6, 2021|Lawn Care, Maintenance|0 Comments

Commercial Services

Last month we wrote about how Native Designs can add inviting outdoor living space to your home. This month, we want to address Commercial Properties. Commercial property owners need to be just as concerned about “Curb Appeal” as residential homeowners. Statistics show that people are more attracted to – and spend more time and money at – attractive, well-maintained businesses [...]

By |2021-04-20T17:04:02-04:00August 8, 2021|Commercial, Landscape|0 Comments
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