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How To Cut Your Lawn Like A Pro

How To Cut Your Lawn Like A Pro

Keeping your lawn perfectly manicured like a professional landscape maintenance company isn’t exactly rocket science--but it’s still a craft like any other, requiring ample knowledge and experience to master. While homeowners uninterested in the eternal quest for a...

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Earth Day with Dreamworks & KidsGardening.org

Earth Day with Dreamworks & KidsGardening.org

Earth Day, an annual event first held on April 22, 1970, has grown to include a wide range of events that together involve over a billion people in more than 193 countries. We had the pleasure of celebrating Earth Day this year by creating an interactive landscape for...

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Winter Desiccation And Plant Damage

Winter Desiccation And Plant Damage

While it’s true that plant dormancy mitigates much of the damage done by winter weather, it’d be wrong to assume our gardens are invincible during this time. Among the most common plagues plants face each year is what’s known as winter desiccation. Even harder to...

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What Are Robotic Lawn Mowers And Why Do We Love Them?

What Are Robotic Lawn Mowers And Why Do We Love Them?

We’ve found the easiest way to describe a robotic lawn mower is to say “it’s like a Roomba that cuts your lawn.” That sells the grass-cutting powerhouses a bit short, but you get the idea. At root, robotic lawn mowers like the Husqvarna Automower® above are...

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How The Serviceberry Got Its Name

How The Serviceberry Got Its Name

Before paved roads and transcontinental railways there were serious problems with winter travel. And that’s putting it lightly. While an occasional brave soul might have journeyed from home with snow on the ground, your average settler stayed close to their fireplace...

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How Rain Gardens Might Save The East Coast

How Rain Gardens Might Save The East Coast

While the water supply concerns faced by millions of Californians may seem like a distant concern for us here on the East Coast, the troubling reality is our future holds similar struggles—with an added bonus of belly-up fish. According to researchers at Penn State...

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The Quest For Green Alternatives: Part 1

The Quest For Green Alternatives: Part 1

It goes without saying that the landscaping industry depends on a healthy environment. But you’d think otherwise looking at the data, which for years has stated that landscapers are possibly the largest contributor to annual non-road gasoline emissions each year. Add...

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5 Ways To Keep Your Vacation Going At Home

5 Ways To Keep Your Vacation Going At Home

Each year summer seems to go by faster and faster. After a vacation that feels short-lived (as always!), you arrive home to the stressful demands of getting the kids ready for yet another long school year. But don't give up home on the relaxing days of summer just...

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New Homeowner’s Landscaping Check List

New Homeowner’s Landscaping Check List

June was national homeowner month, and as you can see while driving throughout the area, many homes are for sale, or have been recently sold. Here's a list to help these new Main Line families with making the most of their property's landscape.Photo by...

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Tree Transplanting: Renewing Your Natural Landscape

Tree Transplanting: Renewing Your Natural Landscape

As children, many of us made fine memories climbing and playing around the trees of our childhood home. But as time progressed, the needs of development and the ravages of weather have taken their toll on many trees on many Main Line properties, forcing many...

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Water In The Basement: It’s Not Just Moisture

Water In The Basement: It’s Not Just Moisture

Ever since the colonial era, basements throughout the Main Line have suffered from flooding. Penn Valley, Radnor, and Wynnewood have been hit especially hard throughout the years. Thankfully, the topography of the area limits the severity of flooding hazards, so we...

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Landscape Design 2017: Our Top Plant Picks

Landscape Design 2017: Our Top Plant Picks

With spring officially arrived (finally!), we're feeling the push to start putting our favorite landscape plants in the ground. This year, our Main Line landscape design team has a big list ready to go, and we've decided to fill you in on which ones they're excited to...

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Story Behind The Project: Ithanwilde

Story Behind The Project: Ithanwilde

From the very first consultation to the final walkthrough, we knew the Ithanwilde project would be a challenging endeavor. But it was also apparent we’d complete it successfully and have a ton of fun in the process. So we jumped right in!Recommended to Terren via...

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Old World New Landscape Natural: Stone In Action

Old World New Landscape Natural: Stone In Action

In a world of ever-increasing disposability, we often lose sight of how valuable it is for something to truly last. Our ancestors didn't have the luxury to forget that. In their time, civilization was yet unspoiled by the the rise of factories and mass reproduction....

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Boxwood Blight Update – February 2017

Boxwood Blight Update – February 2017

In the past, we've written briefly on the arrival of Boxwood Blight, a highly destructive plant disease, in Pennsylvania. Recently, we received information from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) confirming its presence in our region specifically. The...

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Lemon Ball 2017: Inspiration In The Big City

Lemon Ball 2017: Inspiration In The Big City

For those who don't know the history behind Alex's Lemonade Stand, we suggest you read about it here. It's one of the most inspiring stories of human spirit you'll ever come across. And we're proud to be part of the organization's annual fundraising event, the Lemon...

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Old World New Landscape Part 1: Belgian Block Cobblestone

Old World New Landscape Part 1: Belgian Block Cobblestone

A Historic Building Material (Built To Last) You've seen your share of stone block driveways, sidewalks, and walkways--sure. And you may have driven over Germantown Ave in Philadelphia cursing the bumpiness and drooling over the old-world aesthetic at the same time....

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Fall Ornamentation

Fall Ornamentation

Ornaments Of Autumn This time of year naturally lends us some unique plantings and materials to work with; cabbage and kale with its distinct foliage structure, corn stalks for height and natural texture, and gourds give a sculptural touch. As fall displays continue...

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Springing Forward

Springing Forward

Planning for Spring Blossoms As I sit here writing this, the sun has gone into hiding, it’s been raining consistently, and the high for today is maybe 59 degrees. Fall is definitely in full swing and in addition to scheduling fall displays, our Fine Garden Stylist,...

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Fall In Love With Autumn Color

Fall In Love With Autumn Color

The Third Act Fall Color Prepares to Take Center Stage It seems like just yesterday we were talking about the symphony of spring and dining al fresco during warm summer nights. With the change of season, comes a change in scene. Before the chill of winter pulls the...

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SE PA Update Buxus Blight Drought Conditions

SE PA Update Buxus Blight Drought Conditions

Plant Pathogen Alert: Boxwood Blight - Detection, Prevention, & Management We just received a report from the Department of Agriculture that boxwood blight, a plant disease affecting the boxwood plant, has reared it's ugly head in our region once more. There is no...

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A Feast For The Eyes

A Feast For The Eyes

Look Who's Coming To Dinner Protecting Your Family & Your Home from Mosquitoes He may have beautiful green eyes, but he's the last thing you want cozying up to you at your next outdoor dinner party. By now most of us have been bitten at least once, if not several...

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What Attracts Good Bugs To The Garden?

What Attracts Good Bugs To The Garden?

Gardens: A Feast for the Eyes & Winged CreaturesWith over 300 years of horticultural tradition it's no wonder the Greater Philadelphia region was recently dubbed America's Garden Capital. While we have a host of renown botanical experts in this area, we can also...

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