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5 Hot Outdoor Space Accessories

June 21st, 2017

5 Hot Outdoor Space Accessories | Hittle Landscaping

Outdoor living spaces are an extension of your home. This highlights the significance of ensuring that they are livable just like any indoor room in your home. To achieve this, you can incorporate certain accessories, which go a long way in enhancing your outdoor living experience. The following are 5 of the most suitable accessories that you should consider incorporating in your outdoor space ideas.

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7 Things to Plan for Before a Landscape Project

June 14th, 2017

Planning Before a Landscape Project | Hittle Landscape

Starting a landscape project is probably one of the most rewarding things that you can ever do. Nonetheless, you are likely to be overwhelmed by the number of decisions that you are required to make in the course of the project. Here are seven of the most significant things to plan for before embarking on a landscape project. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Select the Right Perennials

June 7th, 2017

Selecting the Right Perennials | Hittle Landscaping

Selecting the right perennials for your yard goes a long way in increasing the aesthetic value of your home. Perennial flowers bloom annually thus negating the need to replace them every year. The flowers typically blossom for 2 to 4 weeks. Since they come in different varieties, you should consider having them in your garden. Here is what you should keep in mind when selecting the best perennials for gardens in the Midwest. Read the rest of this entry »

Watering the Lawn: Best Practices

May 31st, 2017

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Watering a lawn should be a pretty straightforward process, right?  You simply turn on the sprinkler or set the clock on your irrigation system and you’re done.  And while that is the general notion, it’s far too easy to underestimate or overestimate the amount of water your lawn needs.  What we’d like to share with you are some general “best practices” regarding your lawn’s watering needs to help you maintain that green lawn all season long. Read the rest of this entry »

Low Maintenance Plants for Summer

May 31st, 2017

Low Maintenance Plants for Summer | Hittle Landscaping

Watering, pruning, fertilizing, and pest control play a significant role as far as the health of your garden plants is concerned. By having reliable, beautiful, and low maintenance plants in your garden, you are guaranteed a healthy-looking garden throughout summer. Nonetheless, much focus has been on easy lawn care tips, something that makes many homeowners forget about plants that can thrive during summer. The following are low maintenance plants that can give your lawn that evergreen appearance throughout summer. Read the rest of this entry »

Pre-Summer Lawn Preparation Tips

May 24th, 2017

Lawn Preparation Tips | Hittle Landscaping

Nothing makes your Indianapolis home more inviting than a lush lawn during summer. The secret to giving your lawn that healthy appearance throughout summer lies in how you tend for it during earlier seasons. Proper pre-summer landscape design will make your lawn resistant to the scorching summer sun, heavy foot traffic, pest, and weeds. The following are some useful pre-summer lawn preparation tips that you should consider. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Annuals – Immediate Satisfaction for Color Cravings

May 3rd, 2017

Every summer you’d think a paint store exploded over everyone’s porch and patio areas.  We can’t help but spend a hefty amount of cash on those colorful plants that thrive in the summer because they give us what we really want at this time of year – immediate color satisfaction. 

May and June are the optimal time to plant summer annuals, with consistent care they will last well into September, and even October, depending on our early fall weather.  It is so tempting to buy and plant annuals too early in the spring. For our region, professionals recommend waiting until at least April 15 to do so and then keep a close eye on the local weather forecasts for any frost alerts so that you can protect your annuals should a cold front move in. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring is Right Around the Corner…

March 6th, 2017

It’s that time of year where the threat of spring is right around the corner and if the weather is nice to us we’ll start seeing those early crocus bulbs dotting the landscape.  As you long for the days you can get outside and enjoy some beautiful weather, we want to let you in on an often overlooked opportunity to get ahead of the spring landscape rush and secure your spot in our schedule for the summer.  As they say, “There’s no time like the present.”

Whether you’ve been dreaming of a larger patio for your backyard, or curious about installing an irrigation system to keep your lawn healthy and green throughout the summer months, we can help.  We have a full team of designers and estimators to assist you through the design and estimating process.  The design process could be lengthy depending on the scope of work – so utilizing the last part of winter to prepare is always a great idea.  And although the weather outside may tell a different story, it will be a matter of weeks when the temperatures will warm up and you’ll be ready to get outside and enjoy.  Maximize your time at home with your family by having your lawn and landscape maintenance taken care of – we’re happy to provide an estimate for maintenance services at your home for the 2016 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Light Up the Night!

December 22nd, 2016

As our gardens are well into their sabbatical during these long winter months, it can be a sad state of affairs.  A sunny day in winter is cause for celebration, but we must be quick to enjoy it.  It’s getting dark around 4pm, and is still dark at 7am – however we don’t have to live on that schedule.  Make plans to light up the night! Read the rest of this entry »

Brighten Your Early Fall Garden

September 3rd, 2016

Do you enter your driveway and feel like the garden show’s pretty much over?  Late summer is the ideal time to review your landscaping and take stock of various garden spaces and see what’s lacking.  By this time your spring/summer perennials are providing showy seed-heads…or others may be in need of dead-heading to make them look their best.  While not as rich in options as spring and summer, the autumn season offers plenty of gorgeous flowering shrubs and perennials. 

Take a glimpse of this list and visit a garden center near you to spruce up your beds before winter approaches:

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