Blog

Why do we have a blog?

At EarthCraft Landscaping, we strive to educate and inform through our blog (while throwing a little fun into the mix). The EarthCraft Team hopes you enjoy reading about our passions! Please click on the following links to read the corresponding blog post.

Can You Cut the Top Off Of A Tree?

Over the past few months, we’ve gotten a lot of questions from the public about how to deal with unruly trees. Specifically, people are wondering if they can cut the top off of their trees without doing too much damage. This practice, called tree topping, has come...

Should I Remove the Leaves from my Lawn?

Should I Remove the Leaves from my Lawn?

Should you remove the leaves from your lawn? This question arises frequently in what is a layered and sophisticated debate about proper landscaping and horticultural practices. Some people claim that each and every leaf should be removed from each and every lawn....

How much sun is full sun

How much sun is full sun

When you buy a plant for your yard or landscape you’ll find that it comes with a plant tag that includes information about how much sun it will need. The tag typically indicates one of three necessary sunlight levels: ● Full sun ● Partial sun ● Shade But just what do...

4 Reasons to Consider Landscape Lighting

4 Reasons to Consider Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting brings with it a collection of unique benefits that enhance and beautify your yard. From aesthetics to security, exterior yard lighting can be the difference between a pretty nice yard and an unforgettable experience. Continue reading below to learn...

Mulch vs. Rock: When Should I Use Mulch Or Riverstone?

Mulch vs. Rock: When Should I Use Mulch Or Riverstone?

As a rule, use mulch whenever you can. While there are specific instances in which Riverstone is the better choice (and we’ll get into those later in the article) mulch carries more benefits, particularly for plants, than stone does. That doesn’t mean that rock has no...

Pavers or Concrete: Which Should I Choose?

Pavers or Concrete: Which Should I Choose?

You face a choice when deciding how to pave an area of your walkway, driveway, or patio. Do you go with a solid concrete slab? Or should you instead choose to install pavers? While your choice will ultimately depend on your personal circumstances, we believe that the...

How to Make Your Grass Greener

How to Make Your Grass Greener

“The grass is always greener on the other side…” You’ve heard the expression before. But what does the other side have that you don’t have? What is the other side doing that you’re not? Continue reading below to find out. How to Make Your Grass Greener - Part...

Landscape Fabric: Why Not?

Landscape Fabric: Why Not?

Landscape fabric, otherwise endearingly known as weed fabric is one of those things that get us landscape professionals up in arms. Yes, it does prevent weeds (but only for a time). Yes, we use it but only in one main application. Throughout this post, I hope to...

Plant Names

Plant Names

I know what you are thinking. This is going to be a long boring post about plant names. Well, hopefully not...I will try to keep my inner plant geek to a minimum! So why do the names matter so much?   What is in common? Plant names can really drive someone nuts....

Plants are Awesome

Plants are Awesome

  Here at EarthCraft, we love plants. We hug trees often, and without shame. And that makes sense, because we’re landscapers. And landscaping is all about plants, right?   Yes… historically speaking. But truth be told, in today’s modern landscape industry,...