Lawn & Gardening 2023: Take Your Jamison Property to the Next Level
It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is around the corner. Your lawn has been put to bed for the winter, and there are no more outside chores to complete. Unless you need any remaining cleanup.
Why not sit back and enjoy a cup of something and dream about 2023? In this blog post, you’ll discover 2023’s hottest trends for the garden and lawn.
Gardening and Plant Trends 2023
The end of the year is a great time to catch up on reading your favorite gardening magazines and books. Right now, the focus is on gardening in 2023. What’s hot? And what’s not?
Here are five gardening and plant trends in 2023:
1) Grow your flowers – You are not alone if you love cutting flowers like zinnias, sunflowers, brown-eyed Susans, and coneflowers for a home-grown bouquet.
One of the plant trends for 2023 is growing your bouquets. And cut flowers are easy to grow. You can plant zinnias, sunflowers, and cosmos by seed. Just remember to start indoor seeding six weeks before Mother’s Day.
Read more: How to Put Your Lawn & Landscape to Bed for the Winter
2) Create a cottage garden – A cottage garden is homey and free with a romantic planting style filled with color that continues throughout the spring, summer, and fall.
The best flowers to plant in a cottage garden include
- Bee balm
- Black-eyed Susans
- Butterfly weed
- Garden phlox
3) Grow a Mediterranean Garden – Since we’ve experienced some dry summers the past couple of years, you should think about a garden that doesn’t need much water.
The Mediterranean garden is drought tolerant and can handle long, hot summer days.
Learn more: Harsh Winter Planning
Gravel, pavers, stones, terracotta containers, fountains, and Greek statuary work well in a Mediterranean garden. In your Mediterranean garden, you want bold colors. Here are recommended plants that work well in Zone 6b and 7a in Jamison, PA:
- Ornamental grasses
4) Start a vegetable garden—The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us to be more self-reliant. Since we can only control what we buy and grow, it’s an excellent time to grow vegetables, fruits, and other edibles in a kitchen garden.
Here are some easy vegetables to grow:
5) Include natural materials to connect your outdoor living spaces—Another landscaping trend for 2023 is using natural materials in your landscape. Stone pathways, for example, create walking areas connecting your patio to other places in your backyard.
You can also add stone pathways to your front yard connecting the driveway or sidewalk to your front door.
New Lawn Trends for 2023
Lawn care stays the same each year. However, if you want help with keeping the weeds at bay between visits with us at Jamison Lawn Care, put the Tertill® on your Santa list.
The Tertill® prevents weeds by using scrubbing wheels and a string trimmer. You put the robot in a weedless garden, push the start button, and the Tertill® keeps the weeds away.
The robot can maintain up to 200 sq. ft. of the garden and needs a flat, smooth surface to move throughout the space.
If you want to add any of the above gardens or the stone pathways, call us today at 267-621-4747 or fill out our contact form to set up your spring lawn and landscape cleanup appointment.
Plant of the Month: Holly
Since Christmas is around the corner, we thought it’s appropriate to talk about the holly cultivars you can grow in your Bucks or Montgomery County landscape.
Holly comes in all shapes and sizes, including trees and shrubs. Some have sharp-toothed leaves, while others are smooth. While all hollies grow berries, not all need a female and a male holly to aid pollination.
All hollies belong to the Ilex genus in the plant world. There are approximately 480 hollies in this cultivar—both deciduous and evergreen.
You can cut holly to use for winter holiday decorations, including in vases, mantel pieces, and wreaths. Please beware that all holly berries are toxic to cats, dogs, and humans.
Parthenogenic holly cultivars produce fruit without the help of a second holly of the same cultivar. These are hybrid hollies, such as the popular ‘Nellie R. Stevens,’ a cross between English and Chinese hollies.
Here are hollies that grow well in a Chalfont or Hatboro, PA landscape:
American holly (Ilex opaca) – This holly is a tree that grows up to 60’ tall and needs to be pruned annually. It’s a substitute for English holly, which doesn’t grow well in our area.
Chinese holly (Ilex cornuta) – Horned holly is another name for Chinese holly, an evergreen shrub or small tree. Chinese holly is a drought-tolerant plant and makes a great privacy hedge.
Common winterberry (Ilex verticillata) – Winterberry stands out in the gray wintertime with its bright red berries. You can plant winterberry in areas that don’t drain well. It produces suckers that propagate throughout your landscape, which need to be removed.
Finetooth holly (Ilex serrata) – This holly loses its leaves in the fall because it’s deciduous. Finetooth holly is also known as Japanese winterberry. You can pick specimens that produce yellow or red berries.
Inkberry (Ilex glabra) – You can pick out an inkberry holly in winter because of its black berries. Inkberry hollies must be regularly pruned to keep their shape and from taking over your landscape.
Japanese holly (Ilex crenata) – Japanese hollies are also known as box-leaved hollies because their leaves look like boxwood leaves. Japanese holly has black berries, and this holly can become invasive.
Longstalked holly (Ilex pedunculosa) – Flowers and berries form on a peduncle, which is located at the end of a long stalk—that’s why it’s called longstalked holly. This holly does well in an urban landscape because it handles pollution well.
Hollies make great trees and shrubs for your Jamison landscape. You’ll have lots of pollinators during the summer with the blossoms and then attract a wide variety of birds that eat the berries. Plus, you have it to add to your Christmas décor.
We at Jamison Lawn Care serve homeowners and commercial properties in Buckingham and Warwick Townships, including these Pennsylvania towns: Chalfont, Doylestown, Furlong, Hatboro, Horsham, Jamison, Southampton, Warminster, Warrington, and Warwick.
Call us today at 267-621-4747 or fill out our contact form to help you with your holly selection.