Attract Amphibians to your Landscape

In Pennsylvania there are more than 30 species of amphibians. You may find many of these species in your garden, neighborhoods, and parks. Attract amphibians to your property by learning about them and how you can landscape to meet their needs. Double lives In Pennsylvania, amphibians consist of what we commonly recognize as frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts. It is …

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How to Solve Drainage and Erosion Problems

With larger and more frequent storms, it is important to understand how to manage drainage and erosion on your property. Read on to learn the do’s and don’ts of managing stormwater! Drainage Drainage is the act of removing water from a site. If done too quickly, drainage causes erosion. If done too slowly, yards and basements are soggy and wet. …

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Watering Tips for your Landscape

Of all the watering tips we offer as landscape professionals, the most important one is to follow the adage, ‘Right plant, right place”. Appropriate design and plant selection ensures your garden beds will be lush and full during most of the year, regardless of the weather. There is a time however, when even well designed gardens need supplemental watering. That …

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Avoid These Common Landscape Mistakes

Whether you take care of your own property, or you have someone maintain it for you, there are common mistakes we frequently see in the landscape. Learn to avoid these landscape mistakes and save yourself time, money, and frustration! Landscape Mistake #1: Trees planted too deeply Like other living things, woody plants are comprised of different types of tissue which …

Fireflies: Nature’s Luminaries

When I decided to write about fireflies, I thought I would write a short, inspiring, little article about how these magical insects light up summer nights.  But like many subjects in environmental landscaping, it didn’t turn out to be that simple, so I would like to share what I have learned about these fascinating creatures. Fireflies in Pennsylvania I was …

Gardening Tips for June

12 Gardening Tips for June

Perform the Chelsea Chop by cutting back certain perennials by 1/3′. If done in early June, your plants will have a later or longer bloom time and a bushier habit. Try this with asters, Black-eyed Susans, or experiment with others.  Help control Spotted Lanternfly! Our gardeners have been finding Spotted Lanternfly in the nymph stage on several properties. Penn State Extension has information about control and identification here. Prune flowering shrubs …

Add Some Flavor to Your Landscape

Add Edible Plants With Trees One way to add edible plants is to plant native, ornamental trees such as Serviceberries (Amelanchier sp.) and Pawpaws (Asimina triloba). They are both mid-sized and fit well into residential settings. With these trees, you also get fruit, increase beauty, and provide habitat for pollinators. They are happy in full sun to part shade and …

Attracting Birds to your Yard

Several years ago, I read my 11-year-old son’s persuasive essay explaining why spring is the best season. His three arguments were based on sports, weather, and birds. It caused me to wonder, why do birds returning to our area each spring bring joy and hope to people of all ages? Maybe it is their hustle and bustle of activity as …

Landscaping During COVID

Safe Landscape Practices -Covid-19

The last several weeks have been challenging for us all and many small businesses are rising to the occasion. While each industry is different, we are very fortunate that landscaping is classified an essential business. Therefore, GreenWeaver is using Safe Landscape Practices for Covid-19.  We are committed to providing high quality service to our clients and keeping our team employed …

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Why Hire a Gardener?

Whether you are a homeowner with a demanding schedule, an enthusiastic but overwhelmed gardener, or are simply disinterested in yard work, an experienced horticulturist is a great option for you. Maybe you have a place to relax, entertain, or just enjoy the view from the kitchen window, but you don’t know how to maintain it. Or maybe you can’t find the …