We at Ben's Creek Nursery pride ourselves on having the ability to take a project from start to finish. But we also can be team players when the circumstances call for it, as in this project with a multi-state group of talent to improve and landscape a natural collection stream on the banks of the … Continue reading Canal Work
Outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and fire pits can truly be a valuable addition to your home. For a fraction of the cost of building a new room, you can effectively increase the usable square footage of your house and create a unique space with outdoor ambiance. So let's talk a little bit about Belgard. The good … Continue reading Outdoor Living
We had occasion recently to visit our maintenance crews on the job, and suddenly realized we were at a property we had originally landscaped back in 2012! As a matter of fact, you can see the installations we did that year under Projects, Landscaping from the Ground Up and its companion piece From the Ground Up … Continue reading Blast from the Past
Here is a look at one of many properties our maintenance crews are dealing with this summer season. This is a strikingly beautiful home with an array of plants and trees to go with a lush lawn, all of which command the energies of our crews each and every month. On this particular day we … Continue reading Summer Maintenance
Our crews have been hard at work connecting this customer's driveway to the rear deck steps, and then on down to the lake boathouse boardwalk - a total of 145' of paver work. Additionally, they upgraded a wooden border planting bed with a 40' stone retaining wall, and installed some plant material and night lights … Continue reading Summer Walk
You saw this project when it began with this circular patio. The rest of the project included an 18' x 50' patio along the back screen porch, connecting to the lakeside boat house by a 110' walkway. Grading and preparation of the ground was a large task. But of equal moment was that the design … Continue reading Stonework
The dictionary tells us that a transformation is a qualitative change in form, shape, or appearance. That nicely describes our crews' latest efforts for this customer. Here are some before and after photos of this beautiful property. As always, click on any picture to get a closer look.
Our crews have been working hard on this customer's property, but nowhere harder than on this combined walkway and circular patio on the lake side. A circular patio is not as easy as it might look. Every single stone paver needs to be individually placed, starting from the center and moving outward, in accordance with … Continue reading A Perfect Circle
Edge or edging is a landscape term of art referring to the transition area between different areas of your yard and garden. A good edge can lend texture and definition to a yardscape plan. Mulch laid tight in planting beds can be a primary tool for creating a clean definite edge, and is a favorite … Continue reading Beds with an Edge
With the Summer Solstice drawing near, its appropriate to pause a moment in this busy season to appreciate what has gone before. This past spring season has been one of the busiest, most productive periods in our company's history. We have also started and completed a greater variety of projects than ever before - and … Continue reading Thank You!