With spring right around the corner, it’s about time to clean up your yards and gardens. While many gardening experts get excited about spring planting, eager planters sometimes fail to focus on garden clean up. For most avid gardeners, cleaning up yard space to prep for planting isn’t the fun part of the job, but…

robin in Winterberry Shrub

Watch as robins pick the Winterberry Holly berries in Paoli, PA. The birds have since eaten all the fruit. The behavior in this video may be a sign that a cold winter is on its way. As temperatures cool, robins adjust their diets. They consume the berries that are available rather than protein-rich worms that they access…

Giving Tuesday

Ecological harmony is at the core of Naturescapes’ philosophy. We believe this means giving back to the community that supports us, and we have donated to a number of causes this fall in honor of Giving Tuesday. Naturescapes supports the following initiatives: Bartram’s Garden: This living laboratory, membership organization, and outdoor classroom is free and open…

Expertise Top 25 Landscapers in Philadelphia

Expertise recently chose us as one of the top 25 landscapers in the greater Philadelphia area. They took a look at 263 companies and judged them on reputation, credibility, experience, availability, and professionalism. On behalf of all of us at Naturescapes, thank you, Expertise! We are honored to be selected.


Why Do Leaves Change Color? We, in southeastern Pennsylvania, are among the fortunate in the US to have such spectacular fall color from previously green trees and shrubs. How does that color happen?  Why only in the fall?  Why not all of the growing season? There are three main reasons for our fall color: leaf pigments, length…

Batram's Garden Twilight in the Garden

It’s that time of year again! Naturescapes is announcing its annual support for Bartram’s Garden’s Twilight in the Garden benefit, scheduled for October 6, 2016, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. All proceeds from this gala and auction support National Historic Landmark, Bartram’s Garden. Guests at this year’s event will enjoy cocktails in the Historic Garden, an 8-acre…

Houzz Badge

  We are excited to announce that Naturescapes has received the “250 Saves” badge on Houzz! Check out our page on Houzz and see why users have saved our ideas to their pages 250 times. We update our Houzz account regularly with garden and patio images.

Orchid Photo

A former iron mine site of 100 acres in upstate NY is now home to six species of bog orchids. As stated in an article by Mary Esch in the Philadelphia Inquirer, even scientists are blown away from this Adirondack site because it happened naturally. Grete Bader, a graduate from SUNY College of Environmental Science and…


As natural landscaping experts, we come across many mistakes made in the garden. We have compiled a list of 6 common gardening mistakes and pitfalls. Click the links to learn more about these problems and the possible solutions. 1. Poor Planning The most important word for planning a project is just that — planning. 2. Planning…

French Creek Iron Tour

For our 11th consecutive year, Naturescapes is proud to support the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trusts’ Annual Iron Tour Cycling for Open Space. This year’s ride will take place on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Join over 1,400 riders for scenic cycling through northern Chester County and celebrate the 300th anniversary of the iron and steel…

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