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March 30, 2019
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Garden Transformations That Will Give You Hope For Your Space

It is easy to be envious of beautiful gardens, yards, and outdoor spaces, but it can be harder at times to realize that your own garden can be outstanding. While renovating may seem like an intimidating undertaking, with the right help and expertise it can be a simple and successful process. It can be assuring to recognize how many others have transformed their outdoor spaces. Here are some striking garden transformations that will leave you feeling hopeful for your space and inspired to renovate.

Transformation 1: Formal Garden in Berwyn, PA

This first before and after speaks to the fact that any front yard can be renovated to perfection. While maintaining touching staples, like the birdhouse seen in both pictures, this yard was completely transformed into a beautiful, head-turning formal garden. This is an accessible landscaping design option for almost any front yard.

Before: A lifeless and messy yard

After: A welcoming and enticing walkway

Transformation 2: Privacy Fence in Villanova, PA

By incorporating landscaping designs along your fence, driveway, home, or walkway, you can create a serene and peaceful space that will have your home capturing attention. Beyond just adding an astounding aesthetic to your space, these landscaping elements can promote your home’s personal privacy screening by creating a stunning barrier from the outside world. This can provide you with a capturing view and an endless source of privacy.

Before: Open and Simple

After: Secluded Sanctuary

Transformation 3: Caribbean Escape in Gladwynne

If you have a vacation home that you would like to upgrade or if you would like to make your everyday home feel like a vacation retreat, landscaping can be a simple way to create this getaway. Here is an example of such a space in Gladwynne. What was once an ordinary backyard is now a luxurious and relaxing Caribbean retreat with a beautiful mixed border. Adding these capturing plants is an easy way to surround yourself with vacation feelings and escape the ordinary of everyday life.

Before: Empty Yard with Plenty of Potential

After: Completely Upgraded Caribbean Retreat

Transformation 4: Tradition and Tranquility

For those hoping to create a peaceful and tranquil outdoor space, a traditional Japanese garden is a timeless option. This Wynnewood transformation proves that any yard can become a place of harmony. With the contrast of open space and seclusive flora, you can find yourself at peace with your garden and with nature as a whole.

Before: Ready for Something New
After: Tranquilly Transformed

Transformation 5: Colorful Walkway in Penn Valley

The best way to call attention to your home is to add a bright collection of colors. With a perennial garden, your flowers will continue to come back stronger year after year. This Penn Valley walkway was transformed with colorful flowers that create a frontporch sanctuary. With a landscaped walkway, you and your guests will be surrounded by the colors of the season each time you enter and leave your home.

Before: Bare Pathway
After: Stunningly colorful

The next time you think your space is beyond repair, consider these incredible garden transformations. If you are in need of a complete garden transformation, consult the experts at Aardweg Landscaping. Our professionals will transform your space into exactly what you want and need. We happily renovate gardens in and beyond Pennsylvania, including those in Main Line, Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey, and Northern Delaware. Give our landscaping experts a call today!


Complimentary On-site Consultation with Steve Aardweg

Aardweg Landscaping offers a complimentary on-site consultation to new landscape design clients with Aardweg Landscaping owner Steven T. Aardweg,  APLD. The consultation provides an opportunity to discuss design preferences and goals for your landscaped garden at your Main Line or Philadelphia home.

Aardweg Landscaping has over 35 years of design experience in southeastern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. Please call 610.355.0703, or send us an email using our website contact form. Aardweg Landscaping has over 35 years of design experience in southeastern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.


“Best Of Houzz” award for Customer Satisfaction
For four years straight — 2014 to 2017 — Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, PA  has received the “Best of Houzz” award for Customer Satisfaction from Houzz. Aardweg Landscaping also received the  exclusive “Recommended” badge for top rated professionals on Houzz.

Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping
Possessing a broad knowledge of plants, Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping creates landscape designs and installations that are naturally suited to southeastern Pennsylvaniacommunities. For more information call 610.355.0703, or send us an email using our website contact form.


March 23, 2019
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Elements of Stunning Mixed Border Landscaping Spaces

Mixed border landscaping designs are a lasting trend in those wanting to make their garden and outdoor spaces stand out. These are the fanciful borders seen designed to bring elegance and appeal to otherwise ordinary outdoor spaces. Here are some tips on achieving beautiful and successful mixed border landscaping designs.

Maintaining Stunning Greenery

The varying and blended greens traditional to mixed borders give your space a healthy and peaceful aesthetic. This is achieved by combining striking variations of greenery and grasses. This might include winter-ready trees and shrubs or resilliant, native grasses.

Not only will these plants provide the visual attraction that you are looking for in your outdoor space they will also freshen up the air surrounding your home. By adding this expansive greenery look to surround elements of your home you will create an attractive and relaxing space while increasing your home’s retail value. With the right greenery, maintaining these spaces is possible on your own or with professional maintenance service.

Adding an Attractive Pop of Color

If you are seeking variation in your mixed border, adding colorful, native flowers and flora is the way to go. These are popular additions to almost any landscaping projects seeking an exciting and colorful twist.

Perennial flowers are the most suitable for mixed borders, providing more manageable upkeep with an attractive style mixed in. These garden additions are diverse in nature, meaning that you can find almost any style or appearance that you may be looking for, Perrenial flowers are of the easiest to care for, returning to life each year.

Incorporating Plants of Varying Heights

Movement can be made across mixed borders by incorporating plants of varying heights. This often includes patterns reading left to right or organized layers growing from the front to the back of your border. This movement is heightened by grass, flowers, and flora that grow in varying directions. With an eye for design, your landscaping professional will be able to design these borders with symmetry and movement.

For those in need of specialized services to design and plant your mixed border design, the experts at Aardweg Landscaping have the tools, experience, and expertise to get the job done! For landscaping services in and near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Aardweg Landscaping has all of the extensive services you are looking for and more. Contact our experts to get started on the journey towards your mixed border space today.


Complimentary On-site Consultation with Steve Aardweg

Aardweg Landscaping offers a complimentary on-site consultation to new landscape design clients with Aardweg Landscaping owner Steven T. Aardweg,  APLD. The consultation provides an opportunity to discuss design preferences and goals for your landscaped garden at your Main Line or Philadelphia home.

Aardweg Landscaping has over 35 years of design experience in southeastern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.


“Best Of Houzz” award for Customer Satisfaction

For four years straight — 2014 to 2017 — Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, PA  has received the “Best of Houzz” award for Customer Satisfaction from Houzz. Aardweg Landscaping also received the  exclusive “Recommended” badge for top rated professionals on Houzz.

Steve Aardweg of Aardweg LandscapingPossessing a broad knowledge of plants, Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping creates landscape designs and installations that are naturally suited to southeastern Pennsylvania communities. For more information call 610.355.0703, or send us an email using our website contact form.

March 16, 2019
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Easy Upkeep: Beautiful, Low-Maintenance Gardens

Beautiful garden spaces are not solely reserved for those with a green thumb. If you are seeking an enhanced garden area but have concerns about upkeep, there is a wide variety of ways to incorporate low-maintenance landscaping elements that can transform your yard into a sanctuary without creating additional work for you.

Selecting the Right Plants

Finding flora that is easy to care for depends entirely on your location. You want plants that can comfortably and independently survive in the climate you live in, so resilient, indigenous plants are the easiest to maintain.  Luckily, there are low-maintenance plants that meet almost every climate’s conditions.

Perennial garden in St. Davids, PA by Aardweg Landscaping.

For those seeking a vibrant aesthetic, perennial flowers will grow back each season, removing the need for you to replant every year. Consult a professional to see which plants and flowers may be suitable for your garden’s specific needs and desired look.

Stunning, Simple, and Sensible Garden Elements

With the right eye, it is possible to create beautiful landscape designs that are simple to care for. Adding serene water features to your gardening can involve little upkeep when you include installments that have self-sustaining closed-loop water systems, and contain both mechanical and biological filtration systems.

Outdoor space in Haverford, PA. Designed and created by Aardweg Landscaping.

You can also consider incorporating beautiful walkways, outdoor seating, and other welcoming features that can transform your outdoor space without creating an additional hassle for you. These simple and stunning elements can make your space more attractive for entertaining guests or for enjoying beautiful weather on your own.

Simplicity in Design and Installation

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Perhaps most commonly found in natural, low maintenance gardens are a combination of these elements. An expert will likely design your garden based around its size, leaving your plants room to grow. Over time, plants will grow together, filling in any blank spaces and perfectly accommodating your garden area.

A common concern among those seeking a new garden space is the complexity of installation. Investing in professional landscaping services can bring easy success to your project as well as the knowledge necessary to implement the low-maintenance elements you are seeking. Additionally, this investment can pay for itself by increasing your property value.

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If you partner with the right experts, you can have a stunning space installed without lifting a finger. A landscaping expert can advise you on creating your low-maintenance garden area. If you have your heart set on more high-maintenance gardening elements,  you can hire a professional to maintain your space for you. This will leave the difficult pruning, trimming, planting, and cleaning to expert garden management.

The peaceful garden space of your dreams is more attainable than you may think. Get started on the path to the garden of your dreams by contacting Aardweg Landscaping today. Here you will find award-winning experts with more than 35 years of experience. If you are still not convinced, view our portfolio or read our customer testimonials. When you are ready to transform your garden, yard, landscape, or outdoor room, give us a call at (610) 355 0703, or send us an email using our website contact form. Our landscaping experts proudly serve homes from throughout Pennsylvania, including those in Philadelphia, the Main Line, and the Tri-State Area. Schedule your free consultation with our experts today!


Complimentary On-site Consultation with Steve Aardweg

Aardweg Landscaping offers a complimentary on-site consultation to new landscape design clients with Aardweg Landscaping owner Steven T. Aardweg,  APLD.  The consultation provides an opportunity to discuss design preferences and goals for your landscaped garden at your Main Line or Philadelphia home.

Please call 610.355.0703, or send us an email using our website contact form. Aardweg Landscaping has over 35 years of design experience in southeastern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.


“Best Of Houzz” award for Customer Satisfaction
For four years straight — 2014 to 2017 — Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, PA  has received the “Best of Houzz” award for Customer Satisfaction from Houzz. Aardweg Landscaping also received the  exclusive “Recommended” badge for top rated professionals on Houzz.

Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping
Possessing a broad knowledge of plants, Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping creates landscape designs and installations that are naturally suited to southeastern Pennsylvaniacommunities. For more information call 610.355.0703, or send us an email using our website contact form.

April 29, 2017
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Classic Japanese Garden Design Features for the Main Line Landscape

The distinctive Japanese garden design features include water, rocks, sand, garden bridges, stone lanterns, water basins, garden fences and gates, trees, flowers, and fish. Let’s consider some of these as you infuse a bit of Zen into your garden using the following classic Japanese landscape features:

Design and installation by Aardweg Landscaping, Newtown Square, PA

Walkway materials – The overarching theme of the Japanese landscape style is simplicity. Walkway materials should be naturally compatibility with the entire garden scheme. Natural stone and sand are the traditional materials used. Other popular choices include exposed aggregate concrete or small stones sunken into the ground and planted amidst mosses or grasses to demonstrate a harmonious balance of both nature’s and man’s artistry. Pathways should be free and flowing, like a river, with no harsh or rigid lines.

Trees and flowers – Green is the color of choice in a Zen garden as it promotes contemplation and serenity. The plants integrated into the design should be soothing and multi-textured. Excellent selections are sweet flag, azaleas, ferns, bamboo, hostas, Japanese maples and mosses. Bonsai might be used as well in simple, earthy urns or planters. When placing plants throughout the garden scheme, remember to keep asymmetry at the fore. Your professional landscape designer will make this balance to be both seen and felt.

Design and installation in Narberth, PA, by Aardweg Landscaping

Natural rocks – Classic focal points in Japanese landscapes, rocks are unique studies of nature and blend perfectly into a garden whose purpose is to enhance meditative, restorative thought processes.

Décor – Seeing Japanese landscape design focuses on nature and simplicity, any added features are few and carefully selected. Of these, lanterns figure in very prominently, as well as rain chains and wind chimes.

Moving water – Flowing water in some form is often utilized in Japanese garden designs because of its soothing quality and ability to heal the mind. The choices can vary from ponds or streams to cascading fountains constructed of stone or bamboo.

Fish pond designed and installed by Aardweg Landscaping, Main Line, Philadelphia

Complimentary On-site Consultation with Steve Aardweg

Aardweg Landscaping offers a complimentary on-site consultation to new landscape design clients with Aardweg Landscaping owner Steven T. Aardweg,  APLD.  The consultation provides an opportunity to discuss design preferences and goals for your landscaped garden at your Main Line or Philadelphia home.

Please call 610.355.0703, or send us an email using our website contact form. Aardweg Landscaping has over 35 years of design experience in southeastern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.


“Best Of Houzz” award for Customer Satisfaction
For four years straight — 2014 to 2017 — Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, PA  has received the “Best of Houzz” award for Customer Satisfaction from Houzz. Aardweg Landscaping also received the  exclusive “Recommended” badge for top rated professionals on Houzz.

Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping
Possessing a broad knowledge of plants, Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping creates landscape designs and installations that are naturally suited to southeastern Pennsylvania communities. For more information call 610.355.0703, or send us an email using our website contact form.

April 26, 2017
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How to Use Water Features in the Landscape Design

Are you planning to integrate a new water feature in your garden landscape? If you do, begin your project by resolving these three issues:

1. Does your garden landscape design reflect a design theme? If it does, be sure to design and integrate new water features so that the whole composition blends together. This is particularly important when selecting hardscape materials, textures and hues.

2. Location, location, location! Your new water feature (whether a pond, stream, waterfall or fountain) scale, style and placement should be selected cautiously, taking in to consideration the available space. Location ideally will be selected in a spot that can be enjoyed from indoor and outdoor vistas.

3. Professional design or DIY? Quickly determine if you intend to engage a professional landscape designer for your project, especially if you plan to include more complex water features, ponds, saunas or pools such as those found at many Main Line homes in communities such as Berwyn and Gladwyne, PA.

It’s easy to bring the soothing sounds and effects of water in some form into your professional landscape design. Here are some tips from the experts at Aardweg Landscaping:

Design and installation by Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, PA

Ponds as unique focal points in the design: With their traditional simplicity and mirroring effect, ponds can bring a great dimension to your overall landscape design. They combine so well with shrubs and flowers of all types and create wonderful focal points.

Design and installation by Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, PA

Waterfalls combine with ponds beautifully! Often used in conjunction with ponds, waterfalls contribute such restful visual and audible appeal that affects the entire lawn and garden. Be sure to make room in your landscape to provide a secluded sitting nook in order to drink in the calming sights and sounds of your singing water, located in a nearby courtyard similar to the layout designed for an Aardweg Landscaping client in Gladwyne, PA, as shown below.

Design and installation of a pond as a water feature in Gladwyne, PA by Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, PA

 

Design and installation by Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, PA – Flowing pond located in Berwyn, PA


Streams of flowing water:
This type of water feature brings more of nature’s sprawled out beauty into the landscape and furnishes a delightful place in which to enjoy the sights and sounds of running water – which can actually diminish or drown out the noise pollution of neighbors or traffic. It also offers a pleasant place to dangle feet on hot summer days. Layout above was designed as a natural flowing stream for clients in Berwyn, PA.

Design and installation by Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, PA

 

Classic courtyard fountain image courtesy of Aardweg Landscaping

Classic courtyard fountain image courtesy of Aardweg Landscaping

Fountains add vertical action in the landscape: Reminiscent of Old World architecture, fountains bring their own vertical form of beauty to the garden. Depending on the theme of your professional landscape design, there are an abundance of styles to choose from.

According to Evergreen, “Garden water features such as fountains and waterfalls come in myriads of different forms, designs and also the materials they are made of. Garden and backyard fountains can come in the form of multi-tiered fountains, barrel fountains, pond fountains and wall fountains.”

Finally, integrating some restorative therapy into the landscape in the form of spas can, with the help of a professional landscape designer, be done beautifully and contribute its own unique element in the whole design. Whether you want your spa to suggest a more unstudied, natural style or a classically smooth in-ground tub with a waterfall, the wonders of nature can only enhance the healing benefits of the water therapy.

Complimentary On-site Consultation with Steve Aardweg

For a professional complimentary on-site consultation with Aardweg Landscaping owner Steven T. Aardweg,  APLD, to discuss using water features in the landscape design at your Main Line or Philadelphia home, call 610.355.0703, or send us an email using our website contact form. Aardweg Landscaping has over 35 years of design experience in southeastern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.


“Best Of Houzz” award for Customer Satisfaction
For four years straight — 2014 to 2017 — Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, PA  has received the “Best of Houzz” award for Customer Satisfaction from Houzz. Aardweg Landscaping also received the  exclusive “Recommended” badge for top rated professionals on Houzz.

Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping
Possessing a broad knowledge of plants, Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping creates landscape designs and installations that are naturally suited to southeastern Pennsylvania communities, such as Berwyn and Gladwyne, PA.

April 25, 2017
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Formal Courtyard and Fountain Designs for Main Line Homes

Can you think of anything more peaceful than a quiet, flowing fountain? Envision a formal courtyard with low hedges of closely trimmed Japanese boxwoods outlining formal parterres separated by brick-lined stone paths, all surrounding a fountain in a delightful pond. Does that match your picture of elegance and sophistication in the Pennsylvania landscaped garden?

Whether you desire to spruce up an existing formal courtyard and fountain area at your Fraser or Malvern Main Line home; or renovate an entire plaza for a fresh and original outdoor experience, think carefully about the these three elements as you incorporate them into the design — paving materials, hardscapes, and fountain style.

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Classic Courtyard Planting for Philadelphia Gardens by Aardweg Landscaping

Choosing the paving materials – Because a courtyard is a more spacious concept than a walkway, the style of the pavers is going to influence heavily the overall feel of the design. Popular paving material choices include granite cobblestone, herringbone bricks, concrete or travertine pavers, flagstone or the indigenous and ruggedly beautiful Pennsylvania bluestone. Each of these choices brings its own range of color variations, depth and texture to the finished design.

Main Line Landscape design company Aardweg Landscaping Earns Best of Houzz for Customer Satisfaction 2015

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Considering the hardscapesFormal courtyard and fountain designs often include walls or garden beds to enhance and frame the vignette. Due to color variations in the paving materials (especially stone and brick), it is crucial that the hardscape tints are complementary to maintain balance and symmetry throughout the design and avoid any discordant color clashes. Your professional landscape designer will make sure the final result is stunning.

“Due to color variations in the paving materials (especially stone and brick), it is crucial that the hardscape tints are complementary to maintain balance and symmetry throughout the design…”

Modern courtyard with fountain in Narberth, PA; by Aardweg Landscaping

Deciding on the fountain – There are so many lovely, artistic, gaze-worthy fountains to choose from for your formal design. You can opt for any of the following:

  • Aged-looking, European style fountains
  • Sleek, contemporary selections
  • Ornate, multi-level fountains that awe the senses
  • Simple, minimalist fountains that soothe you with the soft sound of running water

Whatever courtyard style you are inclined toward, there is a fountain that will star brilliantly in your Fraser or Malvern home landscape design.

Finally, frame your masterpiece with lovely plants and flowers that enhance your display. Place topiaries in distinctive planters or urns near doorways or the courtyard entrance. Make a space for a comfortable bench or table and chairs for prolonged enjoyment of the sights and sounds of your wonderful formal courtyard and fountain design.

For a professional complimentary on-site consultation to discuss formal courtyard and fountain design for your Main Line or Philadelphia home, call 610.355.0703, or send us an email using our website contact form. Philadelphia area Aardweg Landscaping has over 35 years of design experience in southeastern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.

Classic courtyard fountain image courtesy of Aardweg Landscaping

Classic courtyard fountain image courtesy of Aardweg Landscaping

“Best Of Houzz” award for Customer Satisfaction
For four years straight — 2014 to 2017 — Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, PA  has received the “Best of Houzz” award for Customer Satisfaction from Houzz. Aardweg Landscaping also received the  exclusive “Recommended” badge for top rated professionals on Houzz.

Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping
Possessing a broad knowledge of plants, Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping creates landscape designs and installations that are naturally suited to southeastern Pennsylvania communities, including Fraser and Malvern.