You know the saying, “Dress to Impress”? Well, the same saying can be applied to how you treat your outdoor landscape designs this summer. As you get ready for months full of fun in the sun, backyard BBQs, holiday parties, and splashing around in your pool, don’t forget to spend time getting your garden ready … Read MorePicking the Best Annuals to Plant This Summer
Fall is tree season. It’s for traveling down country roads and gasping at the brilliant scarlet leaves of majestic maples and golden oaks. But don’t just look. Grab your shovel. Fall is also a great time to plant trees. Plant your own beauties and you can gasp in your own backyard, at pretty pink blooms … Read MoreYour Guide to Fall Tree Planting in NY and the Northeast
Every landscape needs decorative grasses. Beautiful, sturdy, easy to grow, there’s one for every landscape need. Short, compact types are great for edging and ground cover. Tall, billowy varieties with captivating plumes wave in the breeze and add a soothing sound to your landscape. Some offer fluffy seed heads that attract birds all winter. Others … Read MoreBest Decorative Grasses for the Northeast and Zone 6
You know that memo you sent out about wanting to keep your yard deer free? Well, the deer didn’t get it. And now your landscape has taken on this all-you-can-eat buffet look you were never really going for. At Neave Landscaping, our clients ask us all the time about deer — moreover, how to get … Read More3 Reasons Why Your Yard Attracts Deer — And What To Do About It
The ground is still covered with snow, but we can sense your itchy gardener fingers from here. We’re all daydreaming of adding oodles of blooming beauties to our gardens this year. Not so fast. While there are seemingly limitless options for your planting beds and borders, some plants you should flat-out avoid: Invasive plants in … Read MoreWhat Are Invasive Plants In New York — And Other Plants To Avoid?
Shrubs are the dependable workhorses of the landscape. They anchor our foundation plantings, line up obediently in rows for hedges and provide a great background for the divas of the garden — showy annuals and perennials. But some flowering shrubs get downright huffy if you call them “dependable” and “workhorses.” They have spectacular blooms that … Read MoreColorful And Fragrant — The 9 Best Shrubs For The Northeast
Years ago, foundation plantings were mainly used to hide the plain, ugly bases of older houses. Houses are built with prettier foundations these days, but foundation plantings are still a great way to soften hard edges, blend your home into its surroundings and offer a pretty, welcoming first impression. Consider this front area part of … Read MoreWhat are Foundation Plantings & What are They Used For?
The plantings around your home’s foundation are like a blooming welcome mat. They soften that severe edge where your house meets the ground. They give your home a friendly vibe that shows you care about your property’s appearance. The right mix of foundation plants can make or break a home’s curb appeal. But what to … Read MoreThe 25 Best Foundation Plants For Northeast Landscapes
We can’t say enough good things about container gardens. They’re perfect little mini gardens, tucked adorably in a pot. They create instant visual appeal, no matter where you place them. They’re fun to design and easy to plant. Poor soil in your yard? No space for a full-size garden? Containers to the rescue. The choices … Read More5 Container Gardening Tips To Enhance Your Home Entryway
Curb appeal isn’t just some urban myth that real estate agents peddle. It’s a real thing. Adding landscaping to your property boosts your curb appeal AND your property value. Decorating trends come and go, but landscaping endures. It adds value to your property right away, and its value increases as your trees and plants get … Read More5 Affordable Landscaping Ideas To Increase Your Property Value