Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Prolonging Perennial Color

Happy 4th of July to all. Just like the fireworks that brighten and color the night sky your perennials do the same to your landscape.

You may want to know if there is a way to prolong the flowering period, well there is for some of the perennials in your garden and the answer is at your fingertips. Depending on the type of perennials you have, you can either pinch the spent flower off the plant or cut it off.

This will fool the perennial into producing new flowers instead of going to seed which is the natural progression of most perennials.

Here are some useful websites you can visit: www.perennials.com, www.westongardens.com, http://www.flower-gardening-made-easy.com/deadheading.html

Go now and prolong the color in your garden.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Hello to all!

This is a great and colorful time of year. The landscape is alive with purples, yellows, pinks, whites etc...

One of my favorite plants bursting with color are the Knock Out Roses. Why do I love these roses in particular? I don't have the time nor the patience to maintain the roses that my grandmother use to have in her garden.

These roses are disease resistant, and low maintenance. I do not have to go and dead head the spent buds, new flowers push straight pass the spent buds. They also are somewhat drought tolerant after they become established.

That is not to say that other roses are not worth planting but depending on the type you decide to plant make sure you have the time and knowledge to maintain other roses.

Here are some sites that you can take a look at:

Enjoy your gardens!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Time to Create

The warm weather is approaching what better way to spend your weekends than being outside enjoying your yard.

If your not happy with the way your landscape looks do something about it. Give us a call to come out and take a look to see what we can do to improve your property. We will come out speak with you the customer and see what your needs are. We then will go back and create a design specifically for what you want. If you don't know what exactly you want done that is ok, we can talk you through it.

Give us a call 610-353-0363

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Water Features

Happy Spring to all! This is the season when the fun and craziness begins. Home improvement projects inside and out are starting, baseball season is in swing, the kids are starting to get spring fever. You need a place to escape for yourself it can be as close as your backyard.

With the warmer weather on the way and the days are staying brighter longer. You can have your cup of coffee and sit down on your patio or deck and listen to the relaxing sound of water cascading from your new pond, fountain, pondless waterfall or any other type of water feature.

Water features can be as extravagant as multi level ponds with water falls and streams to as simple as a waterproof liner with a bubbler set in the pot. They both create the calming sounds you need to relax from your hectic day.

Give us a call and let us help you ease those crazy spring and summer days ahead.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Hello all, it's starting to become the busy season for us here at Mayfield Gardens.

Warmer days will be here soon and the crocus and tulips are starting to emerge from their slumber and peaking through the mulch. Just as fast as they emerge they also die. So what are you going to with the remains? Throw them in the trash and forget about them or make them the first ingredients to add to the compost pile?

It's time for us to start thinking green and save some money by composting yard waste. Let's help out the landfills. Yardwaste make up 20% of waste in landfills. These landfills are starting to fill up and will soon have to be capped. One way to lessen the amount of waste is to compost.

You can also save $ by composting yourself. Instead of going to your local gardner supply store for fertilizer you can go right into your back yard and pick some up.

Happy Composting

Visit www.howtocompost.org to learn more.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Spring Maintenance

Hello to all.

Spring is just around the corner although it may not feel like that right now.
It's time to start getting ready to get out in the yard and spruce the place up. Rake up the left over leaves from fall, clean up any fallen branches from the winter winds and storms. Cut back any perennials or grasses that were left during the winter to provide some interest to the landscape in the winter. Prune shrubs that may have gotten unruly last year or may have had been a victim of the winter storms.

Please give us a call so we can help get you ready for spring.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Flower Show

Unfortunately Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow which means we have another six weeks of winter. However there is a bright spot to this long, cold and dreary season The Philadelphia Flower Show! This will be held at the Philadelphia Convention Center from March 1-8. There are still plenty of tickets left so get off your couch and buy some tickets. This is always my favorite show to go to, I get to see what is new and up and coming. So get out there and get ideas as far as what you want your yard to look like this coming season.