Monthly Archives: May 2015

White Dogwood

May & June Bloomers

If you’re looking to plan your garden for year round color and want to know what some of the best late spring options are, you’ve come to the right place! All of the suggestions listed on this page are hardy for our area, so you won’t have to worry about losing them over the winter if you follow our tips and the weather turns sour as it has the last few years. We broke them down into a few common categories to make it easy for you. Continue reading

Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist – Professionals Who Make a Difference

Pennsylvania Certified HorticulturistWhen you make an investment in your landscaping, you need to know the end result is going to be exactly what you want.  A Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist is a horticultural professional with the knowledge and experience to give you the results you want and expect.

PCHs have distinguished themselves by successfully completing a comprehensive study program and examination, which tests their skill and knowledge of both landscaping and handling plant materials. Continue reading

Japenese Maples

Choosing the Right Mulch

As the trusted, award winning landscape contractor for York County and surrounding areas, we often get asked the question, “which mulch is best?” The honest answer is it depends on your unique situation, since you’ll need to consider everything from color and smell, to soil benefits, longevity, stability, and cost.

The benefits to mulching are undisputed and include:

  • Moisture retention
  • Insulation
  • Weed Control
  • Nutrient Supplementation
  • Controlling Soil Erosion
  • Improved Aesthetics

Depending on which is most important to you, your mulch decision will come down to which choice aligns with your goal. For example if your primary focus is to be aesthetically pleasing and preventing soil erosion, you may go with an option such as a stone mulch. If you want superior moisture retention and would like the added soil benefits, you may choose an organic option like shredded hardwood.

Some of the most common mulches are described below, with a few pros and cons to help you with your next mulch decision. Continue reading