Echinacea in winter

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 …

Magnolia grandiflora in winter

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 …

Leave the Leaves!

If you are one of the many people that thinks the fall leaves are beautiful, but hate raking or blowing them to the curb, we have some advice for you…leave them!  Leaf removal is not only unnecessary, fallen leaves are nature’s mulch and leaving them provides many benefits.  Many insects overwinter in the fallen leaves, including ladybugs and fireflies.  These …

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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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Only One Water

Stormwater is making the news! In the September 13, 2019 issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Frank Kummer states “On average, Philadelphia gets about 42 inches of rain in a year, according to the National Weather Service. In 2018, it got 62 inches. This year is also proving to be wet, with about 36 inches so far — 8 inches more …

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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 …