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

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Backyard Privacy Landscaping Ideas

Aside from providing beauty to your property, clever landscaping designs can also provide privacy. Our team at Sponzilli Landscape Group is here to provide you with backyard privacy landscaping ideas including information about what plants make the best privacy screens on your outdoor patio or yard. From trees to plants, we have you covered with … Read more

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Plants You Shouldn’t Prune in the Fall

Fall pruning is one of those tasks that signifies the end of the growing season. However, it is important to only cut back the plants that benefit from this. Professional landscapers know not to get over-enthusiastic and make pruning mistakes that can cost them growth next year or even harm the health of their plants. … Read more

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How to Maximize Your Landscaping Budget

A home without landscaping is like an unfinished work of art. Not only does landscaping improve the curb appeal of your home, but it is also the finishing touch helping to turn a house into a home. When considering updating landscaping, a tight budget can deter many homeowners from investing in their landscape. It is … Read more

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Landscaping: Expectations vs. Reality

At Sponzilli Landscape Group, our team works with homeowners to make sure they understand how their landscaping design expectations are shaped by a number of factors. The property’s orientation to the sun, the home’s ground slope and drainage patterns, the local climate, the home’s soil conditions, how many shade trees are present on-site and even … Read more

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Landscaping 101 for Beginners

Landscaping 101: What You Need to Know About Working with a Landscape Architect  When planning a landscaping project, you may not realize the full scope of work. For example, it’s not unusual for homeowners or business owners to find that there are significant rainwater runoff problems that are not addressed with their current landscaping — … Read more

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Does Landscaping Increase Property Value?

Is It A Good Investment? The answer is Yes. Landscaping covers a wide range of improvements for your property. It includes plantings, hardscaping, outdoor kitchens, and entertainment areas. A good landscape design increases property value by adding beauty, privacy, and functionality. How Does Landscaping Affect Property Value? Landscaping adds more than a facelift to your … 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.