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From Ordinary to Spectacular
-- The Landscape Challenge

     by Matt Stano, President,
     Stano Landscaping, Inc.

After 50 years in the landscape business, I can say from first-hand experience that landscaping can transform just about any property from ordinary to spectacular. It can add considerably to the overall value and appeal of a home.

That's why I personally field many calls to answer questions about our services. Here are typical questions and my responses:

Why should I update my landscape?

First, remember that your landscape makes a definite statement about your property -- it is the entryway to your home. When it looks good, people tend to think the inside looks as good as the outside. And secondly, curb appeal can even increase your home's value.

Where do I begin?

  • Look at the size of your plants and ask yourself whether they are so overgrown that they are no longer in scale with your property.
  • Check to see if your plants cover your windows. If so, you may me at the point where plant material is overtaking your house.
  • Remember that even small changes can make a difference. Expanding a flower bed, moving a shrub to a new location, or just adding a few new flowers can give a different appearance and a fresher look. It's like rearranging your furniture or changing the color of your walls.
If you're thinking of big changes, it's important to follow the right order.

First comes hardscaping, then the principle elements (such as trees and shrubs), then filler plants.
  • For hardscaping, there are lots of options to choose from. You can add retaining walls made of blocks and boulders, straight or curved walkways made of manufactured and natural stone or pavers that come in a wide variety of styles, colors and patterns.
  • Trees and shrubs should fit the scale of the property and the space. Selection should be appropriate for the amount of sunlight
  • We also suggest mixing up the plantings. We like to use a mix of evergreens and deciduous plants along with perennials for splashes of color.
  • For bordering, a wide variety of new products can be used to border flower beds for a clean, updated look.
  • And, it's always great to use containers to enhance front entryways where you can have two-, three-, or four-season displays.
Stano Can Help You

Perhaps you have been considering a landscape update. Remember that Stano offers a full range of services and our team is ready to help you with your project, regardless of size. Call us today.




All of Stano's service offerings are geared toward beautiful environments. These include:

Distinctive Residential and Commercial Landscape Designs and Installation Services
  • Perennial Gardens
  • Entrances
  • Courtyards
Patios, Driveway and Brick Paving

Natural Stone Hardscaping
  • Grading
  • Drainage Systems
  • Seeding/Sodding
  • Hydroseeding
  • Fences and Decks
  • Garden Structures
  • Water Features
  • Decorative Lighting
  • Retaining Walls
  • Creative Plantings
  • Walkways and Terraces
Total Landscape Management and Horticultural Services
  • Spring/Fall Cleanups
  • Mowing/Trimming
  • Sidewalk Edging
  • Weed Control
  • Fertilization
  • Insect and Disease Control
  • Tree Trimming and Removal
  • Flower Programs
  • Pruning and Shaping
  • Bed Definition
  • Bed Mulching
Specialty Services



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