Another key to designing and implementing a beautiful garden improvement project is to work with the topography and geology. If your property has a steep hill, you cannot simply plant without addressing the issues inherent with the grade of the land.  Before any planting, determine if you need the addition of a retaining wall or…


In the planning process, it’s important to include the entire calendar year. Do you want to spend hours creating a garden that looks lovely in the spring, only to find that it is void of interest in the fall and winter?  Take time to consider how your garden will look in every season and plan…


The most important word for planning a project is just that — planning. When designing a landscape, it is generally best to start with the basics.  What is the exposure?  Are any hardscapes (paved areas like streets and sidewalks) involved or when will they be constructed?  What kind of plants do you want?  Are they compatible…

Sheffield chrysanthemum

At Naturescapes we are inspired by the work we do. This is our philosophy for how we design and plant various trees, shrubs and perennials for clients. Well laid out gardens and plantings, in general, are such a gift to people. Often they invite birds and butterflies in to closer communion with us. Gardens delight our…

french creek iron tour

Naturescapes’ very own John Fridy participated in the French Creek Iron Tour earlier this month, biking 63 miles to support the French and Pickering Creek Conservation Trust. The event, which took place on June 9, had over 1,400 participants. Participants had the option of riding 10, 22, 35, 50, 63, 75 and 100 miles along…

Naturescapes featured in Landscape Magazine

B The Change Naturescapes is happy to announce that we have been featured in the May 2013 issue of Landscape Management for our work as a B Corporation. The article says “Companies seek B Corporation status to emphasize stewardship of the community, the environment and their employees.” Read the full interview with our very own…

Garden Landscape

Consumers are becoming increasingly interested in making environmentally friendly and socially conscious purchasing decisions. While a shopper can purchase “Fair Trade” products in an effort to make socially responsible decisions, it can be difficult to determine what companies are meeting environmental and social standards. As a certified B Corporation, Naturescapes meets standards for social and environmental performance, accountability,…

pathway pa

You know the saying, “the cobbler’s kid goes shoeless;” well in this case the owners of Naturescapes have put their landscaping knowledge to good use in their home. The Paoli home now features a stone walkway through the garden with pictures included in this post. For over 35 years, Naturescapes has provided customers with quality…


We are active supporters of non-profit organizations working towards positive goals, which includes the Seva Foundation. The Seva Foundation was created in 1978 by a group of individuals dedicated to blindess prevention.  Among these founders—public health expert Dr. Larry Brilliant, spiritual leader Ram Dass, and humanitarian activist Wavy Gravy. According to the foundation, 39 million…


See our beautiful work come alive as we feature gardens and landscapes from Wayne, Paoli and more in all four seasons.

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