Fothergilla in Spring.

Fothergilla - A Shrub for All Seasons

April 8, 2022

The Fothergilla, or witch alder, is a native shrub that’s easy to fall in love with.  They are beautiful and very low maintenance.  It can work as...

Foundation plantings add lots of curb appeal to this home.

Front Yard Foundation Design Tips

March 25, 2022

Let’s face it….your home would look bare without foundation plantings.  Good foundation plantings (beds of plants installed along the base of a...

A fresh layer of mulch adds beauty to landscape planting in addition to so many other benefits.

Mulching Done Right

March 11, 2022

There are a number of advantages to adding mulch to your landscape.

Landscaping around a small patio with firepit.

Tips on Landscaping Around a Patio

February 21, 2022

You might have recently invested in a lovely patio that can accommodate your family and friends.  Patios serve as an extension of your indoor...

Autumn Blaze Freeman Maple.  Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

2022 Gold Medal Winners from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

February 8, 2022

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) selects plants each year that are easy to grow, have multiple seasons of interest, add value to...

A stunning backyard renovation in Pottstown, PA

Pottstown Case Study: A New Backyard Patio Oasis

January 27, 2022

Date: 2020/21

Location: North Coventry, Pottstown, PA


Landscaping Trends for 2022 and Reflections on 2021

Landscaping Trends for 2022 and Review of 2021

January 6, 2022

Another year flew by and uncertain times continue….all of it leaving an impact on the ways we see and use our outdoor space.  The increased amount...

Jeff Epping (Director of Horticulture at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, WI) prepared this gravel garden in his front yard.

Gravel Gardening….Beautiful, Low Maintenance & Water Wise

December 20, 2021

After being in the landscaping business for over 20 years, Whitehouse Landscaping has transformed and maintained thousands of landscapes and...

Bark mulch makes garden beds look fantastic.  It improves a property's aesthetic quality..

Mulch, Stone or Groundcover for Your Landscape. Which Is Best?

November 24, 2021

We all want clean, beautiful beds on our property but the question is what type of material will work best for your yard?

Chester Springs flagstone patio and firepit.

Choosing Between a Flagstone Patio or Paver Patio? Which Is Right for You?

October 30, 2021

Installing a patio in Pottstown, Gilbertsville, Chester Springs, Malvern or nearby communities is not only exciting in that it adds beautiful...

There are many cultivars of Little Bluestem.  This one is Prairie Winds 'Blue Paradise' .  Photo courtesy of Proven Winners

Perennial Plant of the Year for 2022 – Easy Care, Little Bluestem Ornamental Grass

October 15, 2021

The Perennial Plant Association (PPA) selects a different plant each year based on meeting certain criteria, including low maintenance needs,...

Tater Tot Arborvitae.  Photo: Proven Winners

A Dwarf Arborvitae for Small Gardens – Tater Tot Arborvitae

September 28, 2021

The Tater Tot Arborvitae is a great addition to any garden for lots of reasons.  Typically when you hear the word arborvitae, you think of a tall...