Mature Plants and Their Importance

Lawn with trees and shrubs surrounded by mulch.

When opening a new landscape design, we are often given set criteria for the functionality, budget, and general aesthetic of the space. We then take your vision for the space and apply fundamental principles of landscape design to create functionally beautiful space. As we all know, those six key principles that we focus on are […]

Shade Trees for Fall Color

Row of trees growing on a tree farm turning orange during the fall.

As we get requests to create planting designs for clients, I would say that adding color through the seasons is high on many people’s priority list. When thinking about adding color, most are focused on the flowering color that various trees and shrubs can provide. While that is the most common way to add color […]

Six Plants for Summer Color

rows of landscaping with bushes, hydrangeas and trees next to a brick building

When it comes time to think about which plants you are going to use for your upcoming landscape project, you may be surprised at how many options are out there.  When trying to achieve variety in the landscape I always want to emphasize seasonal color.  One of the biggest mistakes I see homeowners make is […]

Paver Driveways: The Ultimate Showstopper

driveway made of pavers layed out in a curved design

Whether you’re building, renovating, or looking at homes, the focal point on the front of your house is usually the front door. Your front door is a way to add a pop of color or a creative point of interest that enhances the appearance and functionality of your home. Like your front door, your driveway […]

Planning Your Dream Yard

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The beginning of every major renovation has the same daunting first step: making a call. As a customer, it can be difficult to know who to reach out to and when to start the process for planning your dream yard. While every project is different, there are a few best practices that’ll help the design […]

A Watering Guide For New Plants

green plants near a patio with a sprinkler system spraying on them

Did you know? The leading cause to plant death in new landscapes isn’t pests or disease. It’s overwatering or underwatering plants, which, by the way, have very similar symptoms including: leaves wilting or dropping, changing colors, or needles turning brown. So, let’s talk proper watering so you can offer your plants the best chance at […]

4 Dwarf Trees You Should Know About

dwarf tree

In several landscape projects we work on, we come across or design in bed spaces that are too big to fill out with shrubs, but not quite big enough to add a typical ornamental or shade tree. Many times these areas are located near the house where larger trees will not fit the space. These […]

New for 2023

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By: Nate Anderson, Landscape Designer As a designer for Rost Landscaping, I get the added benefit of working closely with Superior Garden Center who stocks an enormous selection of plant materials.  Our retail center is always looking to stay ahead of the curve by providing the newest and best performing landscape plants on the market.  […]