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Design next years garden today

The most important aspects of a successful landscape design happen long before the digging of the first hole. Thorough and careful observation of the layout and much planning is needed to create a landscape that will functional and pleasing in appearance. It doesn’t matter if it is a new property or the improvement of existing landscaped beds, you might want to consider getting a landscape design plan in place for next spring.

Implementing landscaping / gardening design modifications, changes and upgrades well ahead-of-time provides opportunities, many advantages and other benefits such as:
GUARANTEED scheduling of landscape design services earlier in the spring.
Additional time to research and finalize the changes of the existing landscape design
Sufficient time allotted to obtain plants or materials
Sufficient time for budgeting of costs before the landscaping work begins
Potential savings from off-season, early-bird, or promotional discounts

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Plants for Winter Color

We’ve been pretty busy lately with many of our clientele adding to their beds with shrubs, spring bulbs and even perennial beds. Fall is the IDEAL time to plant with the soil and air temperatures perfect for root growth. One thing to consider if you are tired of staring at the bland foliage trees with a few scraggly leaves hanging on and patches of snow in your yard each winter? Here’s a short list of some fantastic winter garden plants that add greenery and cool shapes, and will even blossom outside your window in the heart of winter. Give your yard a dose of winter color by including plants that steal the spotlight during cooler weather.

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Thank You Berry Much

My one crew was at a client’s property doing selective pruning and I knew there were a few varieties of “ilex” (holly) there along with an elderberry and bayberry. I have some also at home and during the winter months enjoy watchin the flurry of activity from all the birds feeding. So i wanted to make sure that these plants were very carefully pruned, if at all right now. They enjoy them too so I wanted to retain as much of these shrubs as possible. “just give those few a slight trim”

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I often wonder

I often wonder; what does GOD think of our gardens and landscapes? On our website at the top of each page we have “if you seek GOD, look in a garden. You can dig for him there.” And we instill that thought into each and every garden and landscape bed we do.

Each and every one of our employees is in essence an “artist”, painting a landscape with GOD’s paint brushes. Instead of paint we use plants.

We create bold and colorful stunning beds that just explode with color, and then over there we will come up with a subdued, shady restful respite with browns, greens and purples. Each a statement in its own right.

So what does the MAN up above think of what we do with his palette? Well I stated to search online for some sort of answer or direction and I found this.

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Seasonal Transitions

With the end of August just two weeks away, this is the time to start thinking and planning what you will need to do over the next few months to prepare your garden and landscaped beds for next year. But enough of that, summer is still upon us and we do have a couple of months to go of good weather in which to enjoy our gardens. The following are a few tips and tasks that should be completed over the next few weeks to enhance and prolong your gardens.

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Deer Resistant Gardening in Bergen County

Are you frustrated because deer are devouring your expensive landscaping, trampling through mulched beds and damaging trees, but not willing to install a deer fence? Then you can put daylilies, roses, hostas, tulips, and lilies out of your mind (unless you’re prepared to put them in containers close to the house, where they can be protected). Deer can often wreak havoc on a landscape. One of the easiest ways to reduce deer damage in your yard is to landscape with plants deer prefer not to eat.

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Shade Gardening Primer

Shade is everywhere. Be it man-made or natural, shade is an integral part of the landscape. All of us have some degree of shade, most of us don’t know what to do with it. Myths and misconceptions abound when it comes to shade gardening, The most common being that few plants can thrive in the shade, when in reality there is an abundance of beautiful and interesting plants that flourish in shade. All with a diverse selection of shapes, textures, sizes and a broad palette of colours and hues.

Whether its a woodland garden or a shady perennial bed, you will find a wide range of colors, textures and foliage to choose from. Shade retains moisture better than full sun so shade plants as a whole require less watering. Their flowers hold their colors longer and many times bloom longer also. Pests are more uncommon in shaded areas, preferring sun loving plants instead.

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Need some “Peace & Quiet”

Stressed Out??? With everything going on in our lives today within our family life and career schedule, it can be almost impossible to find a relaxing moment or place of peace and quiet. However, maintaining a balance between your ambitious and tranquil sides is vital to leading a healthy and happy life.

That’s where a small and serene meditation garden comes into play.

These unique garden areas often encompass only a small area of your outdoor living area, but can be as big as you desire. Start by selecting your plants with some consideration and make sure that they possess a therapeutic quality that speaks to you.