Native Plants for New Jersey Landscapes – Going Native

There has been a lot of buzz in the last few years about landscaping with native plants. The United States has a serious problem with invasive plant species like kudzu, English ivy, or star-thistle. These plants have been introduced to areas where the native plants simply can’t compete, and they can cause serious harm to … Read more

Tips to Make Your Landscaping Pet Friendly

This blog was written in August 2018 to help homeowners create pet-friendly landscape designs. We updated with additional information in July 2021 to give our readers, even more, stand apart ideas. There are millions of products sold to pet owners every day to accommodate furry friends inside our homes. But how often do we think … Read more

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Best Exotic and Specimen Trees to Grow in New Jersey

This blog lists a variety of exotic tree specimens including palm, flowering, and fruit. It was originally written in April 2018 and then updated in June 2021 to include more information. When we think of exotic trees our thoughts turn to warm climates or tropical islands. Think of the lush green and brilliant flowers seen … Read more

How to Plan a Landscape Design

How to Plan a Landscape Design

Planning a landscape design takes some real thought. The best way to start is by looking carefully at your property to determine areas of sun, shade, slope, or other features of your existing landscape. Look at your home’s exterior for design inspiration. Decide which existing features you want to keep, such as certain mature trees. … Read more

Landscaping for a New Home

Landscaping for a new home means getting to start with a blank canvas. There won’t be the typical mature trees, established gardens, and hardscaped areas. Instead, there is an opportunity for a landscape design and build that will enhance the architectural elements of your home. Landscaping for a new home should provide space that suits your lifestyle and the projected evolution of your property.

The Art of Xeriscaping: The Landscape of the Future

Xeriscaping is a fantastic way to combine cost-saving ideas with eco-friendly measures. This type of landscaping is best for reducing maintenance and water usage with a modern design.

Landscape Drainage Problems and Solutions

Standing water is a problem for many property owners. It takes away usable space leaving your landscape soggy and full of pesky mosquitoes. That’s why the best drainage solutions will enhance your landscape and keep it from collecting pools of water.

How to Determine if Weeds Are Damaging Your Lawn

Having a lush, green yard without any weeds is what every homeowner strives for. Keeping up that beautiful lawn takes a lot of work. If you’re not careful, one tiny clump of crabgrass can effectively take over and damage your entire yard. It’s crucial to inspect on a regular basis to determine if weeds are damaging your lawn.

Enhance your Landscape with Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses provide low maintenance beauty to your landscape or garden. They come in many colors, forms, and sizes. Choose between fun and whimsical or tall and graceful. Whatever your desire, ornamental grasses accommodate any variety of landscaping design goals. Flowering, Colorful Ornamental Grasses Flowering ornamental grasses are an attractive option for both residential and … Read more

Create Ambience with Water Lighting

Light is an essential component to create the perfect nighttime landscape. Water and light work beautifully together to produce a striking focal point in any yard. The addition of water lighting creates ambience in any outdoor living space.