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March 26, 2020
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Philadelphia Landscape Maintenance and Plant Care

Everything You Need to Know About Fertilizer

When it comes to caring for your plants, fertilization is a key element required for success; however, achieving the proper level of fertilizer takes careful consideration. This process involves assessing your plants’ needs, balancing the right amount of nutrients, and timing care properly. Here is everything you need to know about fertilizer. 

Ready to Thrive: Proper Nutrient Levels

Do your plants have the right amount of nutrients they need to thrive? Primarily, fertilizers contain the potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorus required to support plant growth. Perhaps the most challenging part of fertilizing plants is the fact that the required balance of these nutrients can vary. Failing to provide your plants with enough fertilizer can leave them deficient in nutrients. This can stunt the growth of your plants or cause your landscaping investment to dwindle. a mixed border of flora

Over Fertilization

On the other hand,  too much fertilizer can lead to several harmful problems, including:
  • Fertilizer burns: Fertilizer contains sodium, which is good for your plants at the right levels. Too much, however, can prevent roots from absorbing the water they need. It can also “burn” your plants, turning your bright greenery brown.
  • Harmful water runoff: Excess fertilizer may lead to excess nitrogen in your area’s groundwater or phosphorus getting carried away with surface water. This has the potential to damage local ecosystems. When these excess nutrients end up in nearby water streams and ponds, they can cause a buildup of algae. This will deplete the water’s resources, like oxygen, harming the fish population.
  • Overgrowth: Extra fertilizer can cause overgrowth, which may sound like a good thing but, it can be damaging to your landscape. Your plants can become prone to disease and your blooms can be stunted. 
An expert can make sure that your plants have the right balance of nutrients that they need to grow and thrive. A clean and attractive Philadelphia landscape

Fertilizer Timing and Soil Amendment

When it comes to fertilizing your plants, timing is everything. Plants need nutrients in the spring to support their growth and health throughout the warmer seasons. Winterizers can also be considered if your plants struggle during the colder seasons. This is a fertilizer distributed in the fall designed to help plants survive the winter. The most essential time for fertilization, however, is actually before your flora is even planted. Instead, during professional installations, this fertilizer is incorporated directly into the soil in a process called soil amendment. Expert landscapers complete calculated soil amendments to help your plants thrive. This will help new growth take to its surroundings. There is nothing more disappointing than spending your time and money on a new plant, just to have it die while trying to adapt to your outdoor space. Healthy soil creates a foundation for your plant to grow with strength. A collection of attractive plants in Philadelphia

Landscaping Maintenance

Expert fertilization is essential, and is a key point to maintenance visits; however, it is just one of the treatments that your landscaping experts provide. Your landscape is composed of several different systems, each of which needs unique care and consideration. This often includes trimming, pruning, cleaning, planting, and so much more. Maintenance provides plants with the care they need without any of the yard work.  Naturalized garden in Philadelphia

Aardweg Landscaping

The experts at Aardweg Landscaping have the knowledge needed to care for plants native to the larger Philadelphia area. This includes implementing the right balance of nutrient-rich fertilizer. We proudly serve homes along the Main Line, Newtown Square, Wayne, Gladwyne, Suburban Philadelphia, and beyond. Contact our experts today to get started!
Houzz Recommended Badge - awarded to Aardweg Landscaping
2020 “Best Of Houzz” in Customer Satisfaction and Design The professionals at Aardweg Landscaping are proud to announce that we were selected for the 2020 “Best of Houzz” accolade in Customer Satisfaction and Design from the specialists at Houzz. For 4 years straight — 2014 to 2017 — Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, PA was awarded for the “Best of Houzz” title in Customer Satisfaction. Houzz Awards and reviews are known for their authenticity—they cannot be faked like those on other platforms. That is how you know you are getting expert landscaping care when you partner with Aardweg Landscaping. Aardweg Landscaping also holds the “Recommended” badge for highly-rated specialists in the Houzz network. Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping With extensive knowledge of native Pennsylvania plants, Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping is known for landscape designs and installations that are accustom to southeastern Pennsylvania areas. For more information, call 610.355.0703, or drop our professionals a line using our website contact form.

March 17, 2020
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Landscaping Design Inspiration

Envision Your Landscape During COVID-19

As individuals in the US begin to quarantine among COVID-19 concerns, the experts at Aardweg Landscaping are working to maintain the best safety practices and adhere to CDC recommendations for our customers. We also know that this situation leaves a lot of area residents sitting without as many activities to keep them busy. This offers an opportunity for you to spend time in your garden or yard and envision how you can improve it. Here are 3 landscape design elements for you to consider. 

Advanced Water Features

A water feature is a perfect addition to any garden or yard. The versatile nature can let you create a design tailored to your preferences. You can have a closed-circuit waterfall, fountain, pond, or stream. This feature can give you a stunning and ambient outdoor space that you can enjoy year-round. The landscaped pond in this Bala-Cynwyd garden is a demonstration of just how realistic and breathtaking a water feature can be. Landscaped pond in Bala-Cynwyd

Diverse Plant Life

What kind of plants do you enjoy? When it comes to planning your ideal landscape design, you can decide what goes into your yard or garden. Do you want the clean lines of a formal garden? The bright colors of perennials? Once you know what look you are going for, an expert landscaper can help you find plants native to surviving in your area that will meet your desired aesthetic. The range of diverse plant life available is beautifully pictured by this mixed border installed along the Main Line.  Landscape maintenance in Wynnewood, PA

Hardscape Designs

Finish off your landscape design with a functional and attractive hardscape. Do you envision your yard with a courtyard? Perhaps you would enjoy resting under a pergola in an outdoor kitchen (like this Merion Station installation)? Have you ever wished that you have a new pathway or a fence? Now is the perfect opportunity to reflect on your landscaping wishes and prepare to work with an expert to make them a reality. 

Aardweg Landscaping Design Help

After compiling your landscaping visions during your extra time indoors, contact the experts at Aardweg Landscaping to bring your vision to life. In the meantime, washing your hands thoroughly, maintaining the highest possible sanitary practices, and social distancing can help you stay safe and healthy during this pandemic. We wish our customers health during this time, and we look forward to safely helping you build an oasis in your outdoor space that will make time at home a paradise. 


Houzz Recommended Badge - awarded to Aardweg Landscaping

“Best Of Houzz” in Customer Satisfaction and Design The specialists at Aardweg Landscaping are proud to announce that we were awarded the 2020 “Best of Houzz” accolade in Customer Satisfaction and Design from the specialists at Houzz. For 4 years straight — 2014 to 2017 — Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania was chosen for the “Best of Houzz” award in Customer Satisfaction. Houzz reviews and awards are distinguished by their authenticity—they cannot be faked like other platforms. That is how you know you are getting supreme support when you partner with Aardweg Landscaping. Aardweg Landscaping also holds the exclusive “Recommended” badge for highly-rated experts in the Houzz network.

Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping Using extensive knowledge of native Pennsylvania plants, Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping creates landscape designs and installations that are native to southeastern Pennsylvania areas. For more details, call 610.355.0703, or send our professionals a message using our website contact form.

March 7, 2020
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Hardscape Design in Suburban Philadelphia

5 Hardscapes to Redesign your Yard

Spring is quickly approaching, which means that it is time to start putting your landscaping dreams into action. One stunning way to transform your outdoor space is with the addition of a hardscape. These constructions are designed to enhance the atmosphere of your yard. Here are five hardscapes to consider, just in time for the spring and summer seasons. 

Garden Pathway: The Pinnacle of Peace

Whether you are looking for a way to spruce up your front yard or create a secluded backyard oasis, a pathway garden provides a perfect solution. Your landscape designer can install this paved pathway for you and line it with your favorite plants. This Wayne/Ranor hardscape displays just how stunning a garden pathway can be. 

Pathway Garden in Wayne, PA

A Landscaped Courtyard: A Hardscape Like No Other

Are you looking for a complete outdoor transformation? An English courtyard provides a space that is adaptable, stunning, and low-maintenance. What more could you ask for from your yard? Dress your courtyard up with potted arrangements, outdoor decor, and more. This style of landscape is delightfully reminiscent of traditional English landscaping, like this Radnor, PA design.

Landscaped Courtyard in Ranor, PA

Outdoor Seating Area: The Perfect Place to Gather

A seating area provides an ideal way to spend time outdoors. Can you imagine yourself sitting at a table, enjoying the company of your loved ones? Or perhaps you would prefer a peaceful bench along your garden pathway like this perennial garden in Suburban Philadelphia. No matter what your vision is, seating areas are the perfect landscape addition to give you the chance to relax and enjoy the ambiance of nature.

Garden pathway along the Main Line

Knee Wall: An Adaptable Landscaping Addition

Are you looking for an attractive way to dress up the entrance of your home? Knee walls provide a sophisticated hardscape that can be used to elevate your plant life. Knee walls can take many different forms, letting you choose the style that goes best with your home.  This attractive display can go anywhere in your yard, but it is commonly used to brighten and decorate your home’s entrance, like this Philadelphia Patio

knee walls landscaping addition in Philadelphia

Pergola: Balance Between Sun and Shade

With just the right balance between shade and sun, pergolas provide a peaceful place to spend time outdoors. They provide a perfect place for you to enjoy the sun without the harsh full-exposure. Having a pergola also provides a head-turning landscaping statement, like this Devon hardscape

Pergola landscaping hardscape

Aardweg Landscaping Hardscape Design and Installation

When you are ready for your outdoor hardscape, contact the experts at Aardweg Landscaping. With more than 35 years of experience installing hardscapes throughout the larger Philadelphia area, our professionals know how to deliver results that you are sure to love. Schedule your consultation today to get started!


Houzz Recommended Badge - awarded to Aardweg Landscaping

“Best Of Houzz” in Customer Satisfaction and Design The experts at Aardweg Landscaping are proud to announce that we were awarded the 2020 “Best of Houzz” awards in Customer Satisfaction and Design from the specialists at Houzz. For four years straight — 2014 to 2017 — Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania was chosen for the “Best of Houzz” award for Customer Satisfaction.

Houzz reviews and awards are known for their authenticity—they cannot be faked like other platforms. That is how you know you are getting elite support when you partner with Aardweg Landscaping. Aardweg Landscaping also carries the exclusive “Recommended” badge for highly-rated specialists in the Houzz network.

Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping Using informed knowledge of natural Pennsylvania plants, Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping cultivates landscape designs and installations that are native to southeastern Pennsylvania areas. For more details, call 610.355.0703, or send our experts a message using our website contact form.

February 26, 2020
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Newtown Square Landscape Design

Aardweg Landscaping Named 2020 Best in Houzz for Service and Design

When you hire a landscaping professional for your Pennsylvania home, you want to ensure they are someone you can trust. Reviews and accolades provide insight into a company’s history and how it has impacted the community. Houzz awards are one way to gauge a business and their standings, providing annual “Best of Houzz” awards to notable companies.

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Aardweg Landscaping is no stranger to Houzz awards, as we are well-known for our four-year “Best of Houzz” winning streak. Each year, there are just two possible Houzz awards up for grabs: Best in Design and Best in Customer Satisfaction. This year, our Philadelphia-based landscaping company took home both of these 2020 Houzz awards. Read more here about our Aardweg Landscaping awards in Houzz.

Voted Best in Landscape Design

Are you looking for the best landscape designer in Philadelphia? The Houzz community voted Aardweg Landscaping this title. Whether you need garden design, water feature design, hardscape design, yard design, and so much more, the experts at Aardweg Landscaping can help. We work with our customers to arrive at stunning designs that meet your needs, preferences, and styles. This is evident by our extensive Houzz profile. This Japanese inspired garden in Narberth, PA is just one example of our intricate design work. Japanese Garden in Philadelphia, PA

Voted Best in Landscaping Customer Service

When you work with Aardweg Landscaping, you are sure to receive the highest quality in customer service. This is affirmed by our latest Houzz service award. This accolade is given to professionals who have earned great reviews and feedback from the customers they work with. The Houzz community votes on these testaments to customer satisfaction each year to help businesses that go above and beyond stand out from the competition.

How are Houzz Awards Determined?

2020 Houzz awards - Best in Design and Best in Customer Service for Aardweg Landscaping Houzz is a database where all of the area’s top professionals are registered. This network is designed to help locals find quality service professionals. The Houzz community knows the ins and outs of industry standards and expectations. Each year, the Houzz community votes on the top submissions in design and customer service to determine the “Best of Houzz” each year. Once the votes are tallied up, Houzz badges are distributed to those deemed the best in the industry. According to Houzz, “This exclusive award recognizes just three percent of the more than 2.5 million active home professionals.”

Houzz Recommended Landscaping Professionals

In 2015, Aardweg Landscaping was awarded the Houzz “Recommended” badge among landscape architects and designers. This is a standing that we have maintained ever since. Being recommended by Houzz lets customers know that we have earned our place among outstanding landscaping experts.

Contact Aardweg Landscaping

Get in touch with our experts to experience our top-rated landscaping design and service. Our landscaping professionals proudly serve homes in and around Philadelphia, including those along the Main Line, Suburban Philadelphia, Northern Delaware, Southern New Jersey, and beyond. Contact us today to get started with the Landscape design and service voted best by Houzz.


Houzz Recommended Badge - awarded to Aardweg Landscaping

“Best Of Houzz” in Customer Satisfaction and Design The experts at Aardweg Landscaping are proud to announce that we were awarded the 2020 “Best of Houzz” awards in Customer Satisfaction and Design from the specialists at Houzz. For four years straight — 2014 to 2017 — Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania was chosen for the “Best of Houzz” award for Customer Satisfaction. Aardweg Landscaping also carries the exclusive “Recommended” badge for highly-rated specialists in the Houzz network.

Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping Using informed knowledge of natural Pennsylvania plants, Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping cultivates landscape designs and installations that are native to southeastern Pennsylvania areas. For more details, call 610.355.0703, or send our experts a message using our website contact form.

February 16, 2020
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Professional Landscape Maintenance Along the Main Line

4 Signs That You Need Landscape Maintenance

If you have a wide range of different plants, hardscapes, or water features in your yard, you might be overwhelmed when thinking of the care and attention they need to thrive. Are you wondering whether or not your yard could use landscape maintenance? Here are the top four signs that you need this professional landscaping service. Philadelphia garden

1. You Have A Hard Time Keeping Flora Alive

Perhaps most obvious, landscaping maintenance is most essential for individuals who have a difficult time keeping flora alive. Keeping up with the care your plants need can be challenging, especially without the expensive tools and extensive knowledge of an expert. With decades of experience understanding and managing the plant life native to your area, a professional landscaper has the tools, knowledge, and resources needed to not only keep your plants alive but give them the care and attention they need to thrive.  a walkway lined with flowers and plants

2. Your Yard Experiences Overgrowth

Conversely, certain plant life in the right conditions can take over your entire yard. This can lead to aesthetic problems as your garden transforms into something unrecognizable. Depending on your homeowner’s association and regulations in your area, greenery overgrowth can also lead to hefty fines for failing to adhere to homeowner’s requirements. In the worst-case scenario, overgrowing plants can also deplete the resources in your garden, negatively impacting your other plants and your landscaping composition as a whole. By limiting overgrowth, a landscaping professional can prevent these issues from taking over your outdoor space.  Philadelphia garden with purple flowers and clean bush designs

3. You Dislike Yard Work

What brought you to your intricate landscape investment? Was it the peace it brought you, or perhaps the attractive aesthetic? Chances are, you were not inspired to invest in a stunning outdoor space for the joys of yard work. Without adequate care, your happy place can become a source of stress. If you dislike putting in the laborious yard work that comes with landscaping care, professional maintenance is your one-stop solution. You can enjoy all of the benefits of an intricate outdoor space without having to put in any of the dirty work.  Mixed border landscaping maintenance

4. Your Yard Has Variety

Landscaping care is not often one-size-fits-all work. Understanding the unique needs of all of the different plants in your yard and taking the time to tend to them is no small task. Much like this Wynnewood, PA composition, proper landscaping maintenance can keep your plants looking better each year. Maintenance is also essential for protecting varying elements in your outdoor space, such as hardscapes and water features. A landscaping professional will look for signs of damage for early detection of your hardscapes. Maintenance comprehensively protects your landscaping investment. 

Landscape maintenance in Wynnewood, PA

Expert Landscaping Along the Main Line

For the landscape maintenance that will keep your plants healthy and happy, contact the experts at Aardweg Landscaping. Our professionals have more than 30 years of experience tending to plants Along the Main Line, in Suburban Philadelphia, Northern Delaware, Southern New Jersey, the Tri-State Area, and beyond. Schedule an appointment to get started with our landscaping maintenance professional today.


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“Best Of Houzz” in Customer Satisfaction

The experts at Aardweg Landscaping are proud to announce that for four years straight — 2014 to 2017 — Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania has been chosen for the “Best of Houzz” award for Customer Satisfaction from the specialists at Houzz. Aardweg Landscaping also received the top-of-the-line “Recommended” badge for highly-rated specialists in the Houzz network.

Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping

Using informed knowledge of natural Pennsylvania plants, Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping cultivates landscape designs and installations that are native to southeastern Pennsylvania areas. For more details, call 610.355.0703, or send our experts a message using our website contact form.

February 6, 2020
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Landscape Maintenance in Wayne, PA

Landscaping Gifts You Can Give Your Loved Ones

Have you ever loved someone who seems to have almost everything? Whether you are in need of a gift or thoughtful gesture for a loved one, landscaping offers the perfect solution. Here are landscaping gifts you can consider for that special someone who is especially hard to buy for. 

Consultation and Landscape Design

If you want to give the gift of a beautiful landscape but you don’t know where to start, a landscaping consultation is an ideal way to assess the scenic preferences of your parent, sibling, spouse, or friend. During a consultation, an expert landscaper will assess their outdoor space to provide recommendations on what they believe needs to be done. Your expert will also hear about their visions for the space and work with them to arrive at the ideal design. This gift lets you know that your loved one gets exactly what they want.

Landscape design

Outdoor Maintenance

If your loved one reluctantly spends endless hours each summer caring for their outdoor space, landscaping maintenance is the gift of both well-maintained space and more time to do what they love. Your expert landscaper will visit to assess their plants and give them the care they need. This will give your loved one the peace of mind that their plants are cared for and a stunning outdoor space. 

Landscaped waterfall

Water Feature

Diverse enough to meet the needs of a wide range of preferences and styles, a new water feature offers an ideal landscaping gift that your loved one can enjoy for years to come. Outdoor ponds, close-looked waterfalls, natural-looking streams, and elegant fountains are the perfect addition to any yard. Gifting someone a water feature is the present of tranquility and peace. Both attractive and functional, water features offer relaxing sounds and a beautiful appearance for them to enjoy. 

Garden Walkway

Your outdoor pathway is how you start and end each day. This project can be as large or as small as you hope to make it. On a smaller scale, such as adding a few plants to the border of an existing walkway. You can also go so far as to create an entirely new pathway hardscape with abundant and diverse plant life. This Wayne, PA walkthrough garden is just one attractive example of how you can transform the walkway of your loved one. What better gift than walking through a lined pathway of flowers and bright greenery.

Pathway garden in Wayne, PA

Landscaping Design, Maintenance, and Installation

If you are ready to give the gift of effortlessness and attractiveness outdoor space, contact the experts at Aardweg Landscaping. Our landscape design, maintenance, and installation specialists proudly transform gardens and yards throughout Suburban Philadelphia, the Main Line, and beyond. Contact our Philadelphia landscaping experts to get started today!


Best of Houzz award

“Best Of Houzz” award for Customer Satisfaction The professionals at Aardweg Landscaping are honored to announce that for four years straight — 2014 to 2017 — Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania has been selected for the “Best of Houzz” award for Customer Satisfaction from the professionals at Houzz. Aardweg Landscaping also received the elite “Recommended” badge for top-rated experts in the Houzz network.

Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping Using comprehensive information of natural Pennsylvania plants, Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping creates landscape designs and installations that are native to southeastern Pennsylvania areas. For more details, call 610.355.0703, or send our professionals a message using our website contact form.

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