Within the scope of this project page you will see a prime example of landscaping return on investment as related to your property value. You can see for yourself the condition of a recently purchased property and the appearance thereto. You can see examples of safety issues to address, examples of drainage issues, privacy enhancements and proper landscape design, build and layout and last but not least property appearance.
Within the past few decades, a native American shrub has been slowly making the transition from it woodland and forest habitat to backyards throughout New Jersey. What’s puzzling about it is just how long it took homeowners to realize that Callicarpa American (Beautyberry) is both an attractive addition to any landscape as well as a valuable source of food for many types of wildlife. Most of the time though, you’ll look at it and wonder why it’s name alludes to beauty? Then bam, fall arrives and this plant gets busy.