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Jul 22 2015

From Mouth of a hummingbird: How to make your yard its buffet

"Hummingbirds are the airborne jewels of the garden. With their iridescent colors and outsize personalities, they’re fascinating to watch. They cram the skill and swagger of a fighter pilot into a moth-size body" Providing a habitat for the elusive hummingbird can provide entertainment for kids and adults all summer long. Besides the obvious attractors, such as hummingbird feeders (visit this link for a good recipe: http://www.wildbirdshop.com/Birding/humfeed.html), there are various plants that can be used.  
Jun 26 2015

Plant Spotlight: Coleus (Solenostemon scutellaroides)

"These versatile foliage plants are prized for their brightly colored, boldly patterned leaves in shades of red, orange, yellow, green, pink, purple, and white.  Adding coleus to your landscape makes an excellent color accent in garden beds and borders.  It can also be planted in containers, window boxes, and hanging baskets.  Most coleus grow best in part shade however new cultivars of this annual have been selected for increased sun and heat tolerance.  The shape and color of the leaves and the plant size also vary depending on the cultivar.  The majority of
Jun 19 2015

Finalist GreenScapes Landscape Co., Inc. was selected for Corporate Caring Award for Small Businesses less than 100 employees.

GreenScapes was one of 138 Central Ohio companies nominated for the Corporate Caring Awards presented by Business First on June 18th, 2015 at the Hilton Polaris. Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens nominated GreenScapes for their financial support of the Growing To Green gardening program; Field To Table; Tastings on the Terrace, and  donating landscaping for the Bruce Munro Light exhibit in 2014.
Jun 12 2015

GreenScapes named finalist in Corporate Caring Awards

The 2015 Corporate Caring Awards luncheon and Nonprofit Expo is Thursday, June 18 at the Hilton Polaris. Under the “Small Companies” category, GreenScapes Landscape Company has been chosen as a finalist. The award categories are as follows: Arts, Benefactor of the Year, Education, Environment, Health, and Human Services. GreenScapes is honored to be considered for these awards.
Apr 30 2015

Landscaping ideas that will make next winter bearable

One of the home gardener’s first rites of spring is to often put behind them any memory of the barren and colorless landscape that they endured over winter. With everything in the yard exploding to life, it’s only natural to jump right in and get busy planting for the future.
Apr 16 2015

Greenscapes Owner to appear on WTVN-610 AM Radio (4/18/15)

President and Owner Bill Gerhardt will be speaking on the Ron Wilson Gardening Show on WTVN-610 AM radio show at 11:06am this Saturday (4/18/15). Bill will discuss landscape topics and events at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Apr 13 2015

Decorators Showhouse

Decorators’ Show House is a biennial event that raises funds to support the Columbus Museum of Art. The signature event has been a central Ohio tradition for more than 40 years. Interior and landscape designers will completely transform the home displaying the latest trends and techniques in home design. The home will be open for public tours April 21 – May 10, 2015. Ticket information can be found at the following link: http://www.columbusmuseum.org/support-cma/dsh2015/      
Mar 31 2015

Greenscapes Owner to appear on Sunny 95 (94.7 fm)

President and Owner of Greenscapes Landscape Architects and Contractors, Bill Gerhardt, will be giving an interview with Marty Reed on Sunny 95 (94.7 fm) on Sunday April 12th, 2015. He will be speaking about the company and current Landscape trends.    Tune in!   http://sunny95.com/sunday-morning-programming/shows/from-our-home-to-you...        
Mar 20 2015

Dam Removal Restores Aquatic life to the Olentangy

  "Eliminating a dam allows fish migration to resume and enables the recolonization of the natural vegetation along the waterway. Once the artificial pool formed by the dam is gone, riffles often form, creating a variety of aquatic habitats. This spawns spikes in animal diversity. Beds of water-willow form on newly exposed rocky shallows, providing cover for young fish. Everything from redhorse sucker fish to dragonflies to stream-loving plants prospers."   Read more at:
Mar 6 2015

Project Spotlight: Lakewood Residence

A beautiful project Greenscapes did for a homeowner in lakewood bordering the majestic shores of Lake Erie. In the front, this project featured "Brussels" block pavers with a "Unigranite" border. The rear patio was made of "Richcliff" pavers, which are designed to look like natural bluestone. The entire property was planted, and natural stone was used throughout.