Annuals

Seasonal color beds provide vibrant color to your landscape on a year round basis. An annual is defined as any plant that completes its natural life cycle, from germinated seed through growth, flower, seed production, and death, in a single growing season.

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Trees 101

Trees can serve as the most important part of your landscape. Beyond their beauty, trees provide shade, windbreaks, shelter, and food for wildlife. Trees also help to frame your house. During the 1960′s and 70′s, it was common landscape practice to plant a tree in the front yard, blocking the view of the home from the street. In the 21st century, the average new home has become more expensive and architecturally much more attractive. Today’s landscaping should compliment today’s stylish homes, not hide them.

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Irrigation 101

Watering your lawn and plants is the most important part of a successful landscape maintenance program. Consistent watering during the summer months is the key to a green lawn and healthy plants. It doesn’t make sense to invest money in plants, flowers, and grass, and not take care of them. The following guidelines provide a…

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Shrubs 101

A key element of a good landscape design is the proper setting of shrubs in the landscape. Each plant has its own requirements for the amount of sun, soil type, drainage, and cold winter wind exposure. Each shrub should be planted with its mature height and size in mind, not what it looks like in its pot at the nursery. The successful landscape first starts with an excellent plan. It is also cost effective to do it correctly the first time.

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Perennials

Perennials are easy to grow flowers that die back each winter and then return the following spring. They provide a lot of color without a lot of maintenance. Since they disappear in the winter, you may not want to use them in areas where year round color is important, such as at the entryway to your home. P

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