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Want Insider Tips for Spring From the Area’s Premier Landscape Designer?

Wellness and Edible Gardens

Last year we saw a huge uptick in our client’s needs for gardens that are not just visually beautiful but also inspire the other sense and provide a place for healing. With the pandemic behind us, we have had many client request that their plantings be medicinal or edible as much as possible. Lavander, bee balms, yarrows and sages have all been added to our repertoire of plants that we install on a constant basis. Planting landscapes that our clients can forage from has also been a big trend this year. Adding blueberry shrubs or edible apple trees not just for their beauty but also for their fruit as constant request that we’ve seen this year. We also have been designing for these plants to thrive. The beauty of a berry hedge or row of apple trees mixed with long rows of lavender or herbs bring an added layer or interest and custom design to any landscape.

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Following the Rules While Thinking Outside The Box

Working in and around the Main Line, we are all know how each township has different rules when it comes to patios, pools or even just landscape. Our team is well versed in the many different ordinances that each township requires, so we are able to design to those specifications. With that though, we like to think differently about the way the patio can be installed or how the landscape can be exciting! Adding wildflower meadows with lawn pathways, using walkway materials that are considerate pervious while still making them look historic and blend into the Main Line effortlessly are a couple ways that we work with the township and the homeowner to both meet the rules but look timeless.


Paint it Black

We love a flower or a blossom, BUT we also love the understated chicness of just foliage. Ferns, ornamental grasses and cut leaf shrubs mixed together can read as simply stylish landscape. We also love the adding of dark colored foliage. Wide leaf dark hostas, Black Lace Elderberry, Mondo grass and Dark Ruby Nine Bark are some our favorite plants to combine for added pop of sultry color. We truly believe that the foliage and structure of a plan is just as important as the flowers or fall color is produces!

Roots has contributed to Main Line Today over the last 6 years and has advised on landscape design and planting projects, both locally and nationally.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation or visit our website to see our work.


Roots Landscape Inc. is your premier Greater Philadelphia landscape design/build firm. Whether you are looking to update your landscape, install a new patio, or create a backyard oasis, Roots Landscape is the company for your solution. Our qualified landscape architects, fine gardeners, and custom masons have over twenty years of experience building everything from pools and roof structures to outdoor kitchens and fireplaces. Let Roots Landscape create the outdoor living space you’ve dreamed of.
Roots Landscape, Inc.
485 Devon Park Drive, Suite 104
Wayne, PA 19087
Roots is happy to announce a second office location in Bucks County!
Roots Landscape, Inc.
301 S. State Street, Suite N103
Newtown, PA 188940
Wayne, PA 19087

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