Gardener in Niagara Falls

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In 1919, Henry H. Elbers hung up his hat as director of the Buffalo Botanical Gardens to start a new adventure: founding Elbers Landscape Service Nearly a century later, his enterprise still mows lawns and equips gardeners with trowels to comb their hair. The company’s landscaping experts spend their summers enlivening yards with new shrubs and trees, installing burbling fountains, and paving walkways. Their garden center outfits green-thumbed clients with supplies such as mulch, topsoil, and perennials and annuals. During icy winters, the professionals exchange their mowers for plows to evict squatting snowmen from driveways, sprinkle salt over sidewalks, and chip ice from stoops.

2918 Main St
Buffalo,
NY
US

Lavocat's welcomes nature cultivators of all kinds into its lushly packed nursery, replete with plants, pots, supplies, and a convivial staff. More than 800 varieties of shrubs, flowers, and other greenery fill 11 greenhouses, tempting gardeners to experiment with different types of verdant life or inject new accents into old gardens. Green-thumbed caretakers can create aerial gardens with 10-inch hanging baskets ($14.99) or add splashes of color to soil with flats of annuals such as alyssum and begonias ($11.50+). One-gallon perennials include Silver Mound artemisia and Solar Flare baptisia ($5.99–$7.99), which can accent yards from year to year. A series of small 4.5-inch potted plants make cylindrical, leafy reimaginings of Stonehenge infinitely simpler to construct ($2.99+).

9855 Heroy Rd
Clarence Center,
NY
US

The licensed and insured landscaping team at Lunchesrus Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance Service keeps properties pristine through a wide spectrum of landscaping services. Crews can visit homes weekly to perform such routine tasks as lawn mowing, or make one-time stops to complete projects such as mailbox installation should a previous box ever go on a bill-only diet. Lunchesrus provides free estimates ahead of every service in order to prevent miscommunication and allow homeowners to budget properly.

34 Brendel Ave
Hamburg,
NY
US

The green-thumbed staff at Salmon Creek Nursery raises acres of shrubs, trees, and other plants to supply customers with a wide selection of potted foliage. Spruce up a garden path or an indoor hedge maze with shrubs such as cypress, junipers, and hydrangeas ($15.99–$89.99), or stock up on perennials that return every year without re-seeding, much like in-laws at Thanksgiving ($9.99–$24.99). Alternatively, apple, peach, cherry, and other fruit trees ($29.99–$39.99) distill the sun’s angry glare into wrath-sweetened produce. On autumn weekends, the scent of free cider and donuts fills the weekend air as patrons browse an assortment of plump pumpkins, corn stalks, and hay bales shaped like Conrad Bain.

960 Salmon Creek Rd
Brockport,
NY
US

After five years in business, Grant and Joe Sappy, co-founders and owners of K/W Lawn Care, are still trying to figure out who is the company’s president and who is the CEO. But the pair agrees on the company’s mission: to make their clients’ landscaping visions a reality. Drawing on the expertise of trained horticulturists, the Sappys help clients select the best plants and trees to meet their goals, and then install them using state-of-the-art equipment. In addition to cultivating relationships with architects and horticulturists, the Sappys partner with local providers to minimize the cost of materials such as mulch, fertilizer, or garden-gnome repellent. K/W Lawn Care maintains existing yards with services such as planting, weed control, and lawn cutting and fertilization as well as snow removal and holiday-lighting installations.

528 Karn Street
Kitchener,
ON
CA