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Troubleshooting: Why Your Plants Aren’t Thriving

Do you have shrubs, trees or flowers that are not flourishing as expected?  You’re not alone.  Many homeowners find themselves frustrated when their landscaping efforts don’t yield the results they envisioned. Understanding the underlying factors behind plant health can make a big difference in achieving the beautiful, healthy plant or landscape you desire.   Let’s explore […]

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6 Signs It May Be Time to Refresh Your Landscaping

A well-maintained and attractive landscape not only enhances the beauty of your property but also adds value to your home.   However, like any other aspect of your home, landscaping requires regular attention and occasional updates to keep it looking its best. If your busy life style allows less time to fuss or update your yard,

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Why Consider Phasing an Outdoor Living Project

We understand why some homeowners hesitate to pursue their dream backyard due to budget constraints of a full transformation.    Truth be told, most of us homeowners have bigger dreams for our outdoor space than we actually plan to spend on it. Good news – don’t stop dreaming!   It’s a great exercise to envision what your

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Techo- Bloc Mini-Creta tiered retaining wall allows access to a new patio area.

Benefits of Retaining Walls in Landscape Design

This Techo-Bloc Mini-Creta tiered retaining wall allows access to a new patio area. Here in the Phoenixville, Spring City, Pottstown or Collegeville areas, there are plenty of properties that are built on a slope.  Although that’s not a bad thing, it sometimes causes problems for homeowners.  If your property slopes, you may be experiencing soil

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The Amazing 2024 Perennial Plant of the Year: Phlox ‘Jeana’

               Photo courtesy of Mt. Cuba Center Each year the Perennial Plant Assoc. designates one perennial as the “Perennial Plant of the Year”.  The 2024 pick is Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’.   The selection is based on multiple seasons of interest, low maintenance, adaptability to a wide range of climates, pest

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What is Modern Landscape Design and Is It for Me?

A recent design created by Whitehouse Landscaping. Modern outdoor design focuses on clean lines, symmetry, repetition, balance, and minimalism.   The look is far from boring and each element is thoughtfully selected.  Modern landscape design is on the upswing and there are definite characteristics that set this style apart from a more traditional landscape.    Less is

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Bring the Outdoors ‘In’ for Festive Holiday Decor

Thinking about a more natural look for your Christmas decorating, head outside! Nature is instinctively beautiful and offers all we need to decorate for the holidays from gorgeous evergreens to bright berries. Welcoming the fresh, crisp beauty of the outdoors will naturally make your home feel warm and inviting. First step out into your yard

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French Drain vs Dry Creek Bed – Which Drainage Solution is Best?

There is no right answer to this question of whether a French drain or a dry creek bed is the best drainage option.  However, understanding the difference between the two will help you determine which one may be best for resolving your drainage issues in the Pottstown, Chester Springs, Glenmoore, and the surrounding areas. What

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