Plant Spotlight: Viburnums

With over 150 species and various cultivars, there is a viburnum for almost every garden. Many viburnums are native to north America and provide beauty and often fragrant flowers and food for songbirds. The larger viburnums can make for great hedges and screens along a property edge. Today’s spotlight is on four of the “smaller” viburnums native to the eastern [...]

Container Garden Planting Secrets

There is a magic formula in almost all container gardens and flower pot designs: Thriller + Filler + Spiller. The “thriller” is usually a big focal point plant in the center. The “fillers” are secondary plants that make the planting look full and vibrant. The “spillers” are plants that offer added dimension and interest by spilling over the edges. Now [...]

Too Much! Too Little! Just Right!

Water is the life blood of all living things of course,  and now more than ever,  with some places experiencing historic drought water conservation is a must. I’m sure at some point we have seen a lawn sprinkler water the asphalt or watering during a rainstorm. what a waste! Today we have irrigation sensors that will adjust automatically to deliver [...]

By |2023-02-20T10:18:52-05:00May 1, 2023|Lawn Care, Maintenance|0 Comments

Basic Principles of Landscape design

Designing a garden or Landscape can be a daunting task. Knowing how large a plant will get, what colors go well together and what time of year they may flower are all a big part of the art of landscape design but wait…there’s more…. Let’s look at Four of the foundational principles of a good landscape design. 1. Line. The [...]

By |2023-02-16T14:38:26-05:00April 3, 2023|Landscape|0 Comments

6 Simple Steps in Preparing Your Lawn & Garden for the Season Ahead

The winter chill is still with us, but spring isn’t far away. Soon our attention will be on beautiful blooms and lush green lawns and shrubs, but to wake them up, there are a few first steps to keep in mind. Do Some Cleaning The first step in preparing your lawn and gardens is to clean up any leftover leaves, [...]

Winter Is the Time for Project Planning

As the holiday season winds down and winter is in full swing, it’s easy to think you have plenty of time to plan your new outdoor project. The reality, however, is that the clock is ticking! With the supply and labor challenges of the past few years, most reputable contractors are scheduling work months in advance, and Native Designs is [...]

By |2022-03-16T13:47:53-04:00January 9, 2023|Commercial, Landscape|0 Comments

Leaves, Leaves, and More Leaves. Time to Tidy Up for a Winters Nap!

November is a beautiful time of the year when leaves are changing colors, but it’s also time to start preparing our landscapes before winter. Here are several things to consider doing this November Remove leaves from your lawn and gardens to prevent dead spots from matted leaves. Removing leaves from your gardens will also discourage damage caused by rodents taking up [...]

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