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Don’t Let Your Hardscapes Be Devoured

Have you ever removed overgrown plantings and gained back valuable space on a driveway or patio?  Or maybe you cleared a walkway so that two people can now walk side by side instead of single file. These overgrown hardscapes are quite common with 25 year old plantings.  But when this happens on newer landscapes something is seriously […]

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How To Prune Upright Junipers

There are a number of varieties of upright juniper. Some of the more common ones are: Torialosa, Robusta, Blue Point, Moonglow, Pathfinder, Skyrocket and Wichita Blue. This category of juniper fills a useful design niche in the landscape. Most stay relatively narrow, yet grow tall. Sometimes referred to as columnar or fastigiate. Typically they are […]

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How To Prune Viburnum juddii

Prune Right And You’re A “Rock Star” It’s not unusual for a homeowner to hire an independent contractor to do the pruning. Meanwhile, their regular maintenance contractor not only misses out on the work, but loses some credibility. Clearly proper pruning is a skill-set that customers are looking for and have trouble finding. The few […]

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Blue Holly – Tough & Beautiful

Meserve Hybrid Hollies This is a group of hybridized hollies.  They were developed by “crossing” other holly types to produce cold-hardy plants with beautiful foliage – 2 noble goals. The term blue holly represents several hollies within the Meserve Holly group.  I do have my favorites, but each one has its own beauty especially when […]

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