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2019 Fall Landscaping Design Trends

As we head into the 2019 fall landscaping season, this year’s outdoor trends have solidified. Fall is the best time to install a new landscape, so reach out to our design team today to capitalize on these 3 developing trends. The strongest trend is absolutely the increasing popularity of outdoor rooms in landscape design. This…

Turning a Landscaping Vision into a Reality

By Tim Pelepako A landscape plan begins with a vision. It’s then developed, nurtured and streamlined through a process: from an idea that began on jotter paper to an installation that leads to a grand finish. The design process is a collaborative effort between the client and designer. The designer begins by developing a relationship…

Garden Inspiration From Mother’s Day Memories

To celebrate the endurance, stamina and love that our moms show us daily, the Winterberry team selected the top gifts from our Garden Center that we think any mom would love for Mother’s Day. Lawncare can be a challenge; either there’s not enough time or it’s a case of having a “brown” thumb instead of…

Take On Spring Cleanup With Winterberry Landscape Management

If this is the season you want to take back your weekend hours that were previously spent in the yard, the Winterberry Landscape Team is here to help! You’ll have peace of mind knowing it’s being professionally managed and your designated Account Manager will become a trusted advisor for your property. Whether you’re a residential…

Playing with Pumpkins – Garden Center Creations

The employees in the Garden Center love fall for many reasons, but playing with pumpkins is our favorite! Pumpkins are very versatile because they come in different shapes, sizes and colors, making the creations endless. Pumpkins can be carved, painted, and even used in cooking. Check out some of our employee creations below! Leaf Decoupage: This…

What Is It? Blue Mist Shrub

Late season color is usually defined by black eyed susans, sedum, ornamental grass, colored foliage and fall annuals. But have you heard of a compact shrub with silvery foliage and blue flowers that comes into its prime in late August? Caryopteris x clandonensis, also known as blue mist shrub, happens to be that plant. Blue…

Benefits of Fall Planting

One of the most frequently asked questions is: “When is the best time to plant?” The answer to that question is tricky. While spring is great, fall has better benefits. By planting in the fall, you are able to get two cooler, damper growing periods – fall and spring. One benefit to planting in the fall is cooler temperatures. When temperatures start to cool, plants do not put as much effort into leaf and flower production, but rather more effort into root growth. Extra root growth helps to establish plants so they can withstand the winter weather. Along with cooler temperatures come shorter days and less intense sunlight, which in turn does not stress the plant once planted. …

Waterwise Perennials

We often see a lot of questions coming up about drought tolerance in the search for lower maintenance perennials.  While there are great options out there that I could list, you may be happier to know there are certain traits to look for that can tell you everything you need to know without even reading a plant tag! …