Landscaping Design on the Main Line

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April 27, 2020
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5 Reasons Why You May Need an Irrigation System

Do you find yourself wishing for bright green grass and healthy plants? While it seems like a realistic landscaping goal, these green plants don’t always come easy. If you have trouble keeping your plants alive—or simply want to lessen the maintenance they require—an irrigation system may be the solution you are looking for. Here is a look at five reasons why you might need an irrigation system: 

You Forget to Water Your Plants

Keeping an eye on your plants and their water levels requires constant attention. You need to pay attention to the rain patterns, soil moisture, outdoor temperature, and individual plant needs. With work, kids, errands, cleaning, and other obligations you may have to attend to, watering your outdoor plants might be the furthest thing from your mind. If you have a hard time remembering to water your grass or plants, an irrigation system can help.  Poolside landscaping in Philadelphia

You Don’t Know How Much Water Your Plants Need

The first step in achieving your bright green grass and vibrant plants is giving them the right amount of water. Giving your plants too much or too little water can put an end to your visions of a healthy outdoor space. Figuring out how much water your plants need is a challenge on its own, but measuring out and remembering how much water you give them can be a completely different pain. An irrigation system takes the guesses out of the watering process to give you peace of mind and healthy plants. a mixed border of flora

You Travel Frequently

While this spring is unlike any other we have seen before, now is the time to plan ahead. Have you been taking advantage of the low-cost flights and dreaming of the time you will spend with family when it is safe again? When you travel, you may need to worry about finding someone to water your grass and plants to ensure they survive your trip. You might also have to leave them and hope they hold up while you are away. An irrigation system takes the worry out of your travels, giving you peace of mind and healthy plants. a clean pathway lined with bushes

You Want To Protect Your Investment Without the Work

Investing in expert landscaping design and installation can give you a paradise to enjoy outdoors while increasing the property value of your home. However, this investment requires maintenance and care. This care and constant watering can be a challenge for some homeowners. If you want to ensure that your landscape is protected for years to come without all the work, an irrigation system may be for you. Privacy barrier provided by plants

You are Growing Large Plants for Privacy

While you might think of plants as purely aesthetic, many landscaping installations serve a distinct purpose. One common function of large, attractive plants is the privacy they provide. However, expert installations need room to grow before fully achieving their privacy purposes. Too little or too much water will stunt this growth. You can get the privacy you need quicker with an irrigation system. 

Aardweg Landscaping Irrigation Systems in Philadelphia

If you are considering an irrigation system for your garden or yard, contact the experts at Aardweg Landscaping. Our professionals are skilled at installing and maintaining irrigation systems to keep your plants healthy. We proudly serve homes and businesses throughout and beyond Philadelphia, including West Chester, Wayne, Radnor, the Tri-State area, Ardmore, and Narberth. Make an appointment with Aardweg Landscaping today to get started!  


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2020 “Best Of Houzz” Recognition for Customer Satisfaction and Design Aardweg Landscaping is proud to share that we were chosen for the 2020 “Best of Houzz” award in Customer Satisfaction & Design from the specialists at Houzz. Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, PA was given this “Best of Houzz” accolade in Customer Satisfaction for four consecutive years — 2014 to 2017. The reviews and awards on Houzz are known for total authenticity—they cannot be forged like those on other platforms. This helps customers know they are getting elite care when partnered with Aardweg Landscaping. Aardweg Landscaping also holds the exclusive “Recommended” badge for top specialists on Houzz. Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping Specialist Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping is known for creating stunning landscape designs and installations that are native to areas in and around southeastern Pennsylvania. For more details, call 610.355.0703, or send us a message using the website contact form today.

April 17, 2020
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Berwyn Professional Landscaping Design and Maintenance

Is Your Yard Ready for Summer?

Before the heat and the fun of summer, get your yard ready for the warmer weather. Now is the perfect time to turn your garden into an oasis, or prepare your flowers to flourish during the warmer months. Here are some essential landscaping considerations to achieving the outdoor space of your dreams just in time for summer.

Maintenance for the Season

Landscaped garden in Philadelphia When the warmer weather strikes, making sure your plants are well cared for is key. This maintenance includes providing the right nutrient levels, pruning, cleaning, weeding, and more. You may also need a garden renewal to take this care to the next level. A seasoned professional can complete this maintenance with ease to set your plants up for success in the warmer months to come.

New Design and Installation

When getting your yard ready for spring, you will likely want to ensure that your yard is clean and attractive. Your style and preferences may be unique; thankfully, gardening is a diverse field that includes something for everyone. Your landscape designer can tailor your outdoor space to create your own happy place. There are several different garden types and installations that appeal to different styles. If you are looking for something new, consider: A landscape designer will help you configure your design to your preferences and complete an expert installation just in time for summer.  Retaining wall with bright, natural flowers

Worry and Problem-Free Yards

Your outdoor space should bring you peace and happiness. If you are facing a problem with your space, it can become a source of stress. Thankfully, an expert landscaper can help you solve any issues you may have to get your yard ready for summer. Common problems with landscaping solutions include:
  • Privacy Issues: If your home does not have the privacy you need from the road, passersby, neighbors, or nearby public spaces, you might not feel comfortable in your outdoor space. A landscaped privacy barrier can help give you the peace of mind you need to feel at home in your yard.
  • Dead Plants: Does your outdoor space need a breath of life? A landscaping expert can remove old, dead, and dying plants from your yard and work with you to achieve a new design that you will love. 
  • Overgrowing Plants: Are weeds, vines, or other unruly plants taking over your outdoor space? If you prefer a clean look or have young children running around outdoors, you will want to have control over what is growing in your yard. An expert can remove any unruly plants you may have to give you a fresh, clean look.
  • High-maintenance yards: If your yard requires more care than you can provide, an expert landscaper can help. Low-maintenance gardens and yards are possible with the right landscaping knowledge specific to the plants native in your area.
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Professional Philadelphia Landscaping

If you need help getting your yard ready for the summer, contact the experts at Aardweg Landscaping. Our professionals are here to help you get the yard or garden of your dreams. We proudly serve customers in Wayne, Suburban Philadelphia, Berwyn, Radnor, the Main Line, and beyond! Get in touch with our experts to get your outdoor space ready for summer.
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2020 “Best Of Houzz” Award for Customer Satisfaction and Design The professionals at Aardweg Landscaping are proud to share that we were chosen for the 2020 “Best of Houzz” award in Customer Satisfaction and Design from the experts at Houzz. During four consecutive years — 2014 to 2017 — Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, PA was given this “Best of Houzz” accolade in Customer Satisfaction. The reviews and awards on Houzz are known for authenticity—they cannot be falsified like on other platforms. This helps customers feel confident that they are getting elite care when partnering with Aardweg Landscaping. Aardweg Landscaping also holds the “Recommended” badge for top specialists on Houzz. Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping Expert Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping is known for his stunning landscape designs and installations that are native to southeastern Pennsylvania areas. For more information, call 610.355.0703, or send us an email using the website contact form today.

April 7, 2020
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Local Landscaping Design, Installation, and Maintenance

How Much Water Do My Plants Need?

Keeping your plants alive primarily means giving them the right amounts of sunlight, nutrients, and water. Getting the right balance of water is essential, but it is not always easy to measure. Here is a look at the water levels needed for healthy plants. Perennial Garden

What Happens When Plants Don’t Get Enough Water?

Your plants need water to engage in the photosynthesis process, which allows them to convert sunlight into energy. It also helps them access the nutrients in the soil and distribute them to growing areas of the plant.  When your plants don’t get enough water, they will start to slowly dry out. This will first stunt the development of your plants without access to the nutrients and energy they need to grow. Prolonged underwatering will begin to damage and—eventually—kill your plants. You should look at the tips of your plant leaves for signs of underwatering. They will begin to curl and brown, helping you catch underwatering issues early.  Privacy plant installation

What Happens When Plants Get Too Much Water?

Plants need water to thrive, but you can also “drown” your plants if you give them too much. Homeowners are often on the lookout for underwatering plants but rarely overwatering—making this a silent killer for flora. When you give your plants too much water, their roots can begin to rot.  When your plants begin to wilt or discolor despite having moist soil, this is a clear indicator of overwatering. They may also begin to show signs of edema. Edema is a plant disease where they begin to retain too much water. Your plant’s leaves will start to scar, blister, and bubble.  Naturalized garden in Philadelphia

How Much Water Do Plants Really Need?

To give your plants proper care, how frequently should you water them? How much water should you give them during watering sessions? The amount of water that your plants need depends on the following factors:
  • The plant: Every plant is unique and has different preferences for care. Is your plant drought-resistant? Or is it tropical and in need of extra moisture? This is an essential point of consideration when determining needed water levels. 
  • Recent planting: New growth, seedlings, and newly relocated plants may need slightly more frequent waterings to become sturdy and rooted in their new environment.
  • Weather: When you are caring for outdoor plants, you have to take the precipitation into consideration. How long was it since the last rain? It is important not to depend on the rain to do all of your watering for you. It is also important not to give your plants extra water if there has been recent rainfall.
  • Season: Hot weather dries out soil quickly. During the hot summer temperatures, you will need to water your plants more than you do in the breezier spring. 
  • Lighting: Similarly, during a bright day with full sunlight, a plant will need more water than it may on a cloudier day. 
  • Humidity: On humid days,  your plants and their soil will hold more water than they do on days when the air is dry. When the air is dry, you may need to give your plants a little extra water. 
  • Plant size, soil depth, and root depth: Large plants with deep roots will require a little extra water to reach the life system of your plant. Smaller plants with short, surface-level roots will not need as much water before reaching the end of the roots.
Keep an eye on the soil and water your plants when it becomes dry beneath the surface. You can also look at signs from your plant—growth, appearance, coloring, and health—to determine what your plants need from you. However, the best possible way to understand plant care routines is to partner with an expert landscaper. A professional can help you understand what kind of care your plants need when completing the design and installation. They can also set your plants up for success by giving them the foundational care they need to thrive.  A sustainable lawn and garden design seeks to utilize rainwater

Professional Plant Maintenance and Irrigation

Your plants will require careful considerations, including the amount of water, fertilizer, pruning, and weeding. If you want to relinquish this responsibility and enjoy healthy, beautiful plants without all of the work, consider partnering with expert landscape maintenance. A professional will regularly care for your plants to ensure their success. For those who need a little extra help, an expert landscaper can also install an irrigation system for you. This system will give your outdoor plants the water they need automatically, eliminating the questioning and stress of the process. 

Aardweg Landscaping Garden Maintenance in Philadelphia

For safe and professional maintenance, contact the experts at Aardweg Landscaping. Our experts have more than 35 years of experience caring for plants native to the Tri-State area—including Philadelphia, Malvern, the Main Line, Wayne, Devon, Rosemont, Southern New Jersey, and Northern Delaware and beyond. Contact our professionals today to ensure your plants will always have the care they need to thrive.
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2020 “Best Of Houzz” in Customer Satisfaction and Design The specialists at Aardweg Landscaping are honored to announce that we were selected for the 2020 “Best of Houzz” award in Customer Satisfaction and Design from the experts at Houzz. For 4 consecutive years — 2014 to 2017 — Aardweg Landscaping of Newtown Square, PA was given for the “Best of Houzz” accolade in Customer Satisfaction. Houzz reviews and awards are known for authenticity—they cannot be faked like other platforms. That is how you know you are getting the real deal when you partner with Aardweg Landscaping. Aardweg Landscaping also holds the “Recommended” badge for top specialists on Houzz. Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping is known for creating stunning landscape designs and installations that are native to southeastern Pennsylvania areas. For more information, call 610.355.0703, or send us an email using the website contact form today.

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!
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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. 


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“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!


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“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.

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