We asked our Landscape Designer, Leah Kay, to give us some insight into some of her favorite trending plants. She told us about one plant that she thinks is under-used and needs more attention. Let’s see what she has to say. “My favorite plant that I keep going back to is distylium. There are lots Read More

As spring is approaching, odds are, you have seen various people and landscape groups pruning around your city. We asked our Maintenance Operations Manager, Adam Holmes, a few questions about pruning. Adam spends time training our team members on various things like pruning every week, so he is the perfect person to answer some of Read More

You may see that pop of color in flower beds throughout your neighborhood in the fall and winter, but how much do you truly know about those lovely blooms? We asked our very own Client Relationship Manager, Taylor Elders, to tell us some fun facts about the beloved annual flower, the pansy! Pansies are planted Read More

 Our construction installation crew has recently been working at Princeton Hospital on their East expansion project. This job consisted of more than 2400 shrubs and over 70 trees.     The project also included over 3600 square yards of sod.            

Most everyone likes the change to cooler weather, football season, and the colors that come with it.  But what makes trees change colors and what determines whether we will have a good season of fall color or not? There are 3 main factors that determine fall color:  sugars/pigments in the tree, weather, and length of Read More

Blackjack Horticulture was pleased to be a part of the 2012 Brasfield and Gorrie BBQ Cookoff for charity.  It was a wonderful event for the entire family, and Blackjack Horticulture was one of only two Birmingham landscape contractors to participate.  The event was a huge success and raised over $90,000 for eight different chairities.  On Read More

As it gets hotter over the coming weeks, here are just a few tips to keep in mind for watering your landscapes. 1) Watering in the early morning hours (3-6am range) is better than during the day or at night.  You lose less water to evaporation and it doesn’t sit on the plants/turf as long, Read More

Blackjack Horticulture is honored to have received two awards last week at the annual Alabama Nursery and Landscape Association’s (ALNLA) breakfast held in Mobile during the Gulf States Horticultural Expo.  The first award was for a commercial project over $25,000 which was awarded for the company’s work on the Birmingham Southern Urban Environmental Park.  The Read More

Funny example of the construction world sometimes… Not sure who came up with this or we should give credit to, but here it is…

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Happy New Year! If you’re like everybody else, your slowly getting back into the routine after the holidays.  It’s cold outside and the last thing on your mind is working in the yard.  However, there are some things that you can and should be doing despite the unpleasant weather.  Here are just a few of Read More

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