7 08, 2023

Plant Spotlight: Viburnums

By |2023-07-24T13:34:02-04:00August 7, 2023|Commercial, Landscape, Patios/Walkways|0 Comments

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 [...]

5 06, 2023

Container Garden Planting Secrets

By |2023-04-14T09:42:52-04:00June 5, 2023|Commercial, Landscape, Maintenance, Patios/Walkways, Walls|0 Comments

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 [...]

3 04, 2023

Basic Principles of Landscape design

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

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 [...]

6 02, 2023

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

By |2022-03-16T11:26:25-04:00February 6, 2023|Commercial, Landscape, Lawn Care, Maintenance|0 Comments

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, [...]

9 01, 2023

Winter Is the Time for Project Planning

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

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 [...]

1 11, 2022

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

By |2022-03-11T13:25:26-05:00November 1, 2022|Commercial, Landscape, Lawn Care, Maintenance|0 Comments

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 [...]

3 10, 2022

3 Reasons to Plant in the Fall

By |2022-03-11T13:12:01-05:00October 3, 2022|Landscape, Lawn Care, Maintenance|0 Comments

“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second-best time is now” “Fall is for planting” is a catchphrase that has been used by plant nurseries around here for years. So, what makes fall a good time to plant? Cooler temperatures are ideal for plants to settle in and acclimate to their new home. Typically, rain [...]

5 09, 2022

Fall Is for Planting and Turf Care

By |2022-03-28T00:20:39-04:00September 5, 2022|Commercial, Landscape, Maintenance|0 Comments

Fall Is for Planting and Turf Care I’m often asked, “How often should I aerate my lawn?” The simple answer is most lawns benefit from aeration once a year, but twice a year won’t hurt it, but keep reading. Some of the Benefits of Aeration Include: Improved air exchange between the atmosphere and the soil which leads to better root [...]

1 08, 2022

Simple Guidelines to Trim Your Shrubs

By |2022-03-11T13:02:40-05:00August 1, 2022|Landscape, Maintenance|0 Comments

Simple Guidelines to Trim Your Shrubs To encourage your hedges to grow optimally after trimming, it’s important to know the best time and the best way to do it. Generally, follow a few simple rules and you’ll be good, but remember, there are always a few exceptions. Plants That Flower in Springtime Trim after they have bloomed. Shrubs, such as [...]

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