Landscaping Tips for a Small Yard

Small yards might seem like a dead-end for landscaping, but there are many ways to take advantage of the space and turn it into your outdoor oasis. Window Boxes – Beautify your home and give you space to grow herbs, flowers, and small fruits and vegetables. You don’t need ground space to garden after all! Built-In Seating – Bench seating …

Summer Landscaping Dos and Don’ts

DON’T: Plant cool-season vegetables Generally speaking, it’s a bad idea to attempt veggies like peas, lettuce, carrots and radishes in summer. They will quickly bolt in the heat, meaning that they’ll devote their energy to blooming and producing seeds, making the edible parts bitter. DO: Plant hot-season vegetables Take advantage of summer’s plentiful heat and sunshine by planting these heat-loving …

Summer Gardening Trends

Attention all green thumbs! Summer gardening is here, and with it a slew of new trends. Adding something new to your yard or redesigning your garden will help turn your outdoor space into an oasis! As the weather gets hotter, you want a space you can enjoy all season long. Check out these spring gardening trends, and get digging! Sustainable …

We Love These Awesome Reviews!

We are thrilled to receive such positive reviews from our clients. Here are some of our favorites: We have used Great American Landscapes on a number of our projects, with fantastic results. They have built 2 beautiful stacked stone fireplaces, and a flagstone patio for us. I can’t say enough great things about the work they did for us or …

Questions to Ask a Plant Expert

Next time you head to the nursery to purchase new plants for your yard, you might be overwhelmed by the selection! The best way to make sure you purchase plants that work for your lifestyle and your space is to ask a plant expert.   Most garden centers will have a few employees around who are prepared to ask your …

April Gardening Tips

The best thing about spring is all the beautiful flowers and plants that bloom! If you love gardening or are looking to get started, you know April is a busy season. Here is what should be on the to-do list for April:   -Keep rows covered until the risk of winter weather is totally gone. Remember to remove them on …

Benefits of a Professional Landscaping Service

Sure, you can head to the nursery and buy a few plants to stick in your yard. But without the eye of a professional, your yard might soon look like an overgrown forest! Working with a landscape designer can ensure you use the right plants for your yard and climate, keep things organized, and add plants in a way that …

How to Plan a Landscaping Project

Are you sick of looking at your backyard and getting bored? What that patch of grass might need is some landscaping! This could include anything from trees to plants to a deck to a fire pit! If you’re excited about designing a new landscape project with us, here’s how to get started.   Take a look at the yards in …

What Are Hardiness Zones?

If you’ve ever gone to a nursery or hard store looking for new plants to add to your yard, you’ve likely come across something called Hardiness Zones. All plants have a recommended zone range, which is a number between 1-13. Those number coordinate with the zones of each area of the country, which is assigned a zone number. The Hardiness …

Best Native Plants for Maryland

Spring will be here before you know it, have you thought about what May flowers you’re hoping for after those April showers? Using plants that are natural to our climate and environment will make them more likely to be successful, and will encourage local wildlife like birds and butterflies to come visit your yard! Here are some ideas of natural …