Our Process


a landscape installation in progress.

Our relationship begins with an on-site consultation to define and understand your goals. During this meeting, we will work together to evaluate the potential of your landscape and assist you in creating a realistic vision and goal-oriented project budget. Whether you are seeking an outdoor living design or a comprehensive maintenance package, our professional experience guides this important step to ensure that every possibility is considered. View our landscape investment checklist, a handy single-page document we created to help you select a landscape professional.


an installed stone retaining wall

Our consultants have many years of industry training and experience and have seen just about everything! This experience serves you well as we consider every aspect of how an outdoor space can be utilized and cared for. Far from providing cookie-cutter plans, we generate truly unique designs and employ a holistic approach to maintenance, all tailored to suit your lifestyle.


a striped grassy backyard

The production staff at Hively is among the most experienced and well-trained in the region. We are career professionals who are passionate about horticulture and hardscaping. Supported by a full-time management staff, you can rest assured that your project will run on time and within budget. A final walkthrough with a Hively representative ensures that you are completely satisfied before our team is finished.


Your landscape can thrive with regular maintenance. We offer three distinct levels of maintenance service: TotalCare, GardenCare and TurfCare. The Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturists at Hively are committed to consistent, quality care for your entire landscape. Learn more about why the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association’s PCH designation is an important credential that demonstrates the highest levels of professionalism