Now Is The Best Time To Plant Bulbs

After a long, cold winter, spring flowers breaking through the ground are a very welcomed sight. Planting bulbs in the fall will ensure you have the celebration of color you want for your home.

Site selection for spring flowering beds is very important. You want to give a burst of color to the homeowner and their neighbors from the outside of the home (who doesn’t love pulling into the drive and seeing those vibrant flowers in full display) but also be able to be seen from inside the home. The colors selected should compliment a home’s early blooming landscape trees and shrubs. We choose bulbs that bloom sequentially so the beds continue to bloom throughout the season. And with bulbs, more are always better! Our landscapers plant 10 bulbs per square foot of garden bed. That way we are sure there will be an explosion of color for our clients.

See more of our spring bulb gardens here.

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Building The Foundation For An In-ground Pool

The Landfare Ltd. team builds in-ground swimming pools and spas throughout the year. In fact, building during the winter months ensures you will be enjoying your pool when the weather warms up.

Here you see the team, under a protective tent covering, install steel rebar used as reinforcement before concrete is poured. Because steel rebar can be bent we can design curves, angles and even steps to enhance your swimming pool.

The grid pattern is carefully calculated and installed, and tied or held in place to make sure there is no vibration or movement when the gunite (concrete) is poured. Gunite is projected at a pretty high velocity, and any movement in the grid pattern could effect the stability of the pool bottom.

The design and construction of your pool is part science, part engineering and a lot of hard work by our team of professionals.

Outdoor Living Spaces Re-imagined

When a client asks us to re-imagine their outdoor entertaining spaces, we dig deep and create something out of nothing. For this space, we dug six feet below the existing ground level, created a terrace, installed a swimming pool, replaced the existing window with French doors, matched the home’s limestone brickwork, built a surrounding limestone walls for privacy and built a stairway from the new upper terrace to the lower terrace. Landscaping is in progress and custom designed and fabricated wrought iron railings are in production.  That is definitely a space re-imagined!

Espalier Redbud Tree

This beautiful espalier redbud tree placed to the right of the home’s front door greets guests with amazing blooms in the spring and gorgeous leaves in the summer and fall. This tree is about 30 years old, and is a lovely example of the espalier technique.

Espalier is the horticultural practice of controlling woody plant growth for the production of fruit or esthetic decoration. Branches are pruned and tied to a frame. Plants are frequently shaped in formal patterns, flat against a structure like a wall, fence or trellis. Vineyards have used this process for thousands of years.

This tree is about 30 years old.

Beautiful Trees

Beautiful flowering trees. They pick up your spirits, bring a smile to your face and convince you that better days lay ahead. This White Princess Dogwood, in full bloom, truly is a royal majestic site to see!

Part of the landscape design process is knowing how trees and shrubs grow, and what they will look like during each season. This walkway is gorgeous throughout the year.

Our maintenance team was glad to be working at this home today.

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Meet Adam, Dir. of Maintenance

Adam has been a Landfare Ltd. team member since 2012. Previously he worked at other landscape companies but found his work home with Landfare. (While Adam avoids being in front of the camera, he did take this photo!)

Adam says the best parts of his job are the relationships with the owner and other staffers, and that he is consistently challenged to contribute to client satisfaction. He appreciates Landfare’s culture of “elevating those around you,” and the optimism, positivity and support he receives everyday.

“I wish Landfare Ltd. was the first landscape company I worked for. Had I known how special it was I never would have wasted time anywhere else. Landfare creates growth plans for everyone. Your own specific growth plan will show you where you will be financially in 3 – 6 – 9 months, along with other responsibility goals. You can be someone with a college degree or somone who just has grit and motivation: We will develop you and help you become a proud asset to this organization.”

Building a great team is how we provide our clients with the highest level of design, craftmanship and service. We train folks with lots of experience and with no experience. We want you to become a well-rounded leader who takes pride in their career.

Meet Zach Miller, General Manager

photo of Zach Miller, GM

Zach joined Landfare Ltd. 20 years ago, working in the field and learning this business from the ground up – literally! Today he is our company’s General Manager, working with all our landscape, construction and pool building teams, overseeing all projects. We asked Zach to talk about his role with Landfare Ltd.

What’s the best part of your job?

“Hands down, reaching people. Relationships are the most challenging part of life, but they are also the most rewarding.

Why should someone come to work with you and the team?

“We focus on the person not just the employee. We believe money should be, and is, a by-product of doing things right. We want your personal goals to align with our company goals so we can all be successful, together as a team.”

Check out the career opportunities available at Landfare Ltd. We’re growing, and we want people who want to grow, too.

Blooming Bulbs Bring Beauty

Advance Planning Pays Off

To get lovely bountiful beds of spring flowers you need to plan and plant today. In this zone, you can plant until a hard freeze, so you still have time.

Here are a few tips to consider:

  • Decide on an existing planting bed you want to use or design a new bed.
  • Select bulbs based on shape, color and blooming times. Bulbs sold online and in nurseries show when you can expect blooms.
  • Prepare the soil as directed for your bulbs.
  • Plant according to directions.
  • Plan to plant more bulbs than you think you need…squirrels and chipmunks will dig up their share!

Pro Tip from the Professionals at Landfare Ltd.

Because we know an abundant display of spring flowers make the best impact, we take every effort to deter furry critters from digging up bulbs. After you prepare the planting bed and put the bulbs in place, cover the area with chicken wire. Tuck it in around the planting bed, then cover with soil. While not 100% effective, you will see really good results and more blooms in the spring.

See more beautiful spring blooms from Landfare Ltd. here.