Delightful Cherry Tree

Delightful Cherry Tree

One of the most beautiful flowering trees that we believe is under-utilized in the landscape is the delightful cherry tree. There are a few different ways to use the genus, Prunus, here in Indiana. It can be used as a native tree for wildlife, as a small to medium...
Volcano Mulching!!

Volcano Mulching!!

Watch out for Volcano Mulching! April is here and is time to get started on all of those outdoor chores that have been waiting all winter. Cleaning up the leaves we left behind, dead heading perennials and cutting back all of those ornamental grasses and yes, mulching...
Let’s Talk About Witchhazel

Let’s Talk About Witchhazel

Let’s talk about Witchhazel. One such plant that we feel deserves a little more attention than it gets is Witchhazel (genus: Hamamelis). It has a few unusual characteristics that make for a unique addition to the landscape. There are two native species of note,...
Get Your Landscaping Year Off To A Great Start!

Get Your Landscaping Year Off To A Great Start!

Get your landscaping year off to a great start! As I sit to scribe our first blog of 2016, a gentle rainfall touches the earth as the smell of spring is in the air. Tree buds are swelling and we have had a week of weather with temperatures in the 70’s. Most...
Art in the Garden

Art in the Garden

What a pleasure it is to have art in the garden! Plants are obviously the foundation of the garden landscape, but they are certainly not only piece. The garden is made up of both softscape elements, this would be plant materials like trees, shrubs, groundcovers and...
What Is A Bio-Swale?

What Is A Bio-Swale?

What is a bio-swale? With the recent wet springs, many of us have experienced prolonged wet and spongy conditions in our lawns as our normal rain patterns, at times have been on the extreme side. Normal drainage flows through our properties have been asked to handle...
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