Published on Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Perennials, trees, and shrubs are natural eye-catchers and give show-stopping pops of color to your landscape. That is why our clients love them so much! Here in the state of Pennsylvania, there are certain types of vegetation that our clients just can't get enough of. Below are examples of the most popular perennials, trees, and shrubs that we plant frequently in the Washington area.
Popular Perennials in Pennsylvania
Perennials offer benefits to homeowners like the fact that they require less maintenance than annuals do. Instead of digging them up when they die and replanting them each year, perennials grow back and all you have to do is prune them to make sure that there is room for them to continue to grow. Below are the 2 most common perennials that we plant in our area.
Butterfly Weeds get their name because they commonly attract butterflies to their bright color and production of nectar. These perennials can be orange, yellow, or red...
Published on Monday, March 01, 2021
Winter pruning is done on various trees and shrubs to ensure that dead, damaged, and diseased branches are removed, which encourages correct plant shape and overall development.
Most people think trimming or pruning is done only during the spring or fall, but that's not always the case. For example, in McMurray, Pennsylvania, and nearby areas, it's best to trim these plants in late winter while they're dormant.
Read about some of these common trees and shrubs that will benefit from winter pruning!
In Pennsylvania, apple trees are dormant in winter, and late winter is the ideal time to trim and prune before the growing season starts in earnest. For fruit trees, pruning is essential not only for the health of the tree but also to produce better quality fruits.
Too much dense growth means less sunlight for lower branches, and less sunlight means a weaker tree. Pruning an apple tree will also inevitably mean less fruit—but that’s ...
Published on Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Winter is the best time to plan for your new softscape design. Not only does the planning help clear away some of the
winter blues, but it also gives you enough time so that you get to enjoy your flowers as soon as possible!
Early-blooming flowers don't need the late spring or summer weather to bloom. Planting these in the earlier
months like February or March will give you a colorful garden before all the snow even melts! Below are 5 gorgeous
plants that are perfect for early spring blooming:
1) Jacob's Ladder
The Jacob’s ladder plant gets its name from the ladder-like shape of its leaves. These early spring bloomers
are small and bell-shaped and they provide a bright pop of color that will get you excited for the
warmer weather ahead.
Most varieties of Jacob’s ladder are in the purple and lavender color family, but you may be able to find some
that are pink, yellow, or white. This is a perennial plant, meaning that it...
Published on Monday, January 04, 2021
It may not seem like it, but spring is on its way! For landscapers, that means it's time to start performing spring cleanups, but you may be wondering if it’s worth all the fuss. Unlike fall cleanups, which are very much about getting rid of the leaves, spring cleanups in Washington, Waynesburg, and nearby areas of Pennsylvania involves:
Winter debris cleanup
Spring pruning and trimming
Landscape bed prep
Pre-emergent weed control
These spring services are vital for your lawn and landscape's health and beauty. Read more about spring cleanup services and how they will improve your property!
Pruning shrubs and perennials
Pruning isn’t just a fall activity. Some plants thrive when they are pruned in late winter/early spring, and pruning is critical for plant health and aesthetics.
When plants are pruned correctly, they are rejuvenated and tend to grow back stronger than before. The pruning process is slightly different for every...
Published on Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Winter is often overlooked as a good time to start a huge landscaping project. Many consumers think of it as a slow time and don't begin thinking about their lawn and landscaping until spring, but it’s much too late by this point.
Getting a head start on your lawn and landscape is the best way to have your exterior property ready for the new growing season. If you want to start a full-scale landscape project for your home or business in Washington, Waynesburg, and nearby areas before the new year, it’s far better to start in the winter than waiting until early spring.
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The winter provides additional time to plan for the spring season.
Designing and installing an entirely new landscape is a lengthy and detailed task. Several elements need finalizing before a project can be started, like your choice of ground coverings, softscapes, and outdoor lighting.
It’s better to give yourself plenty of time to plan and...