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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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How To Make Your Seasonal Displays Pop

Seasonal displays have the power to make your landscape pop. They are an artful way to bring new life to your property each season. You can add color with bright and bold blooms or up your vibrancy with foliage and greenery. Either way, your landscape will stand apart. If you’re looking for inspiration for your … 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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5 Risks of DIY Landscape Design

When it comes to landscape design, a “DIY fail” can cost lots of money and have disastrous results. Before you get out your shovel and head to the home improvement store, consider these 5 risks of DIY landscape design. The do-it-yourself attitude is strong these days, and with good reason: it’s fun and rewarding to do … Read more

Landscaping Your Hillside Home or Office

Whether your property is looking out over or directly into a hillside, the primary selling point for your home or office is the view. This means that all landscaping should enhance, not constrict the vistas from your primary windows and porches. Landscape design on a slope has particular challenges that can be met by an … Read more

Fall Landscaping Best Practices for a Glorious Spring

Autumn is upon us, and summer barbecue season is over. It’s natural to begin to turn our attention indoors and start thinking about cozy evenings with a cup of cocoa. However, fall is a great time to plan ahead for your spring garden, and some easy fall landscaping now will help to ensure a thriving landscape in the spring.