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January Garden To-Do List

The new year sparks new goals. Start planning for a successful garden now with a little preparation and forethought. Get help with planning by using the professional expertise of GreenWeaver’s landscape design team. Prune trees & shrubs while they are still dormant. An added bonus: its easy to see their silhouettes right now! Take pictures of your property in winter to …

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December Garden To-Do List

December is a great time to take advantage of the dormancy of the garden and catch up on those tasks you couldn’t get to earlier in the season. Decorate your barren pots with fresh greens, berries, and twigs from your landscape. Find inspiration here. Dormant prune trees and shrubs. Call GreenWeaver for help. Sharpen your tools like pruners, trowels, and shovels. Collect materials to …

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November Garden To-Do List

With the holidays around the corner, the last thing most of us are thinking about is the landscape. However, there is still much to do in the garden to have a safe and beautiful winter, as well as a productive spring. Protect trees and shrubs from buck rub and deer browse. Learn more about how to protect your plants here. Clear …

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October Garden To-Do List

We’re officially into fall and our gardens are gradually going to sleep– but they won’t go quietly! Watch over the next couple of weeks for amazing bursts of lemon yellow, shimmery gold, bright orange, and crimson red. Protect sensitive plants from frost when the forecast calls for it. First frost advisory for our area is October 15th. Assess your fall perennials …

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Proper Watering Technique

GreenWeaver Landscapes designs grouping plants with similar cultural requirements, providing for long-term, low maintenance landscapes. However, during the first 2 years, regular irrigation is essential to new installation survival. Below we have outlined instructions to properly water a variety of plant groups, as well as general guidelines to follow. We recommend watering in early morning. In hot afternoon sun, water …

Preparing for a Living Christmas Tree

The common debate among the purchase of Christmas trees is whether you should purchase fresh cut or artificial trees. The case can be made for sustainability, supporting local businesses, longevity, cost, aroma, tradition, or personal preference. Often left out of this debate is the option for a “living” tree, also known as a live tree or a balled & burlapped …

Fall is for Fire

While most of our landscapes are designed to be enjoyed during daylight hours, when autumn rolls around, we have far fewer of those hours to spend outside. If you want a dynamic and inviting fall landscape, add fire to draw friends and family into the brisk autumn air. Fire pits create a reason to gather, socialize, and celebrate with your …

The Low Maintenance Garden

If there is one landscape design request I receive more than any of the others, it’s, “… and I want it to be low maintenance.” Who can blame them? Most people don’t want to spend their evenings and weekends weeding. So here’s how I respond and how I plan my designs. First, there’s no such thing as a “no maintenance …

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Estimating the Cost of a Patio

Even through these snowy winter days, we can’t help but plan for spring and summer projects. Often, the patio is the keystone to the landscape, with gardens, plants, and lawn acting as the supporting components. If you have been thinking about installing a new patio, or walkway for that matter, read on to find out how much this project may …

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Make the Most of Working with a Landscape Designer

Designing a landscape is a lot like designing a kitchen or closet, right? We want to make the most of function & aesthetics. But take into account weather, seasonal changes, living plants, wildlife, and a whole gamut of other potential influences, and it can be enough to make your head spin. Cue the landscape designer- a person trained in horticulture …