Outdoor Lighting: Advice from an Expert

March 17, 2017

Outdoor lighting is like the icing on the cake for your garden. Lighting extends the hours of the day that you can enjoy your garden while adding an additional element of viewing pleasure to the space. Most of our projects include lighting if it fits into the budget. One great thing about low voltage lighting… Read more >

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue' (Nikko Blue Hydrangea) How to Prune Hydrangeas

March 8, 2017

With some hydrangeas blooming on old wood and others blooming on new wood, it can be confusing which ones to prune and when to prune them. To start off with, hydrangeas, in general, do not have to be pruned to keep them healthy. But, if you like to keep them clean and tidy or if… Read more >

Can I prune yet? Yes you can!

February 17, 2017

Back in October, we talked about waiting to prune until plants are fully dormant in order to keep them healthy and strong. Now that we’re in late winter and the sunshine is starting to peek out of the gray clouds, February-March is the best time to get back out in your garden to prune and… Read more >

Garden Thugs: 10 plants you may regret planting

September 2, 2016

Walking into a nursery or flipping through garden books we become enamored with picture perfect flowers, colorful foliage and claims to solve our garden problems. Beware however, because lurking among these beauties are some real garden thugs. Just like English ivy, bamboo or that innocent looking patch of bluebells in your yard, these plants should… Read more >

Mount Vernon Laurel Good groundcovers: 10 groundcovers that won’t overtake your garden

August 16, 2016

We strongly believe in the benefits of mulching your garden. Whether you use wood chips or composted mulch, there are huge benefits to covering and protecting your soil. But what’s even better than mulch? Living mulch! Groundcovers are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also provide many of the same benefits of mulch for your garden…. Read more >