Yorktown’s #1 Landscape Maintenance Company!

Happy 2015! We are so excited to announce that Custom Gardens is the #1 Landscape Maintenance Company in Hampton Roads! Why?? Because each property we maintain has it’s very own Maintenance Manager! No more trying to track down a foreman or calling only to get a recording! We are the

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Plants Deer Dislike

Thanks to their fuzzy leaves, strong fragrance, or bitter taste, the following plants aren’t among deer’s favorite nibbles. Spring-blooming perennials Bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis) Shade-loving, fernlike plant with pendulous heart-shaped flowers; hardy to -35° F. Bluebell (Hyacinthoide hispanica) Bulb plant with small bell-shaped blue, white, or pink flower clusters; hardy

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Prepping for Spring!

Now that the ground hog has seen his shadow, we are gearing up for warmer weather and getting started on some fun landscape projects! During the Winter the CG family spends a lot of time reorganizing and looking for ways we can better care for our clients properties and train

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Meet Wayne our In-House Horticulturist

We received great news the other week that our very own Wayne George passed the State Horticulture exam! Wayne has worked with Custom Gardens for over a year training under Alvin Norton (Custom Gardens’ Garden Care Foreman for over 20 years).  Wayne is a Gloucester native who graduated from Gloucester

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Huli Huli Chicken.. It’s a Hugel Mound!

You may be asking about the referential treatment of a Hawaiian chicken dish and a newly discovered permaculture technique- hugelkulture. The chicken dish really has nothing to do with anything, but we like to use it for emphasis when announcing some exciting news. The exciting news is our newly-planted hugel

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Homemade Honeysuckle Hydrosol

Those beautiful vines are in full bloom right now and many of us love the sweet linger of the smell of honeysuckle. The vine has been used for years by herbalists as an anti-inflammatory for respiratory infections and even to treat bacterial infections internally as well as topically. Our family

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