How big will my plant be?

Sometimes clients are a little disappointed about the size of the plants that are shipped from the nursery. A 12 or 15 inch plant shrub might seem small. Can’t we get a larger one? Well, shrubs are most often sold in 3 gallon or 5 gallon containers, but most of the time we plant 3 gallon plants. 3 gallon plants can range from 8” to 30” inches depending on the variety of the plant.

One reason for using 3 gallon plants is availability. You can find a much wider selection of species in a 3 gallon size than you can in a 5 gallon size. And of course, budget is also an issue. H&G loves using larger plants, but there’s and extra cost for that more finished look. 5 gallon plants can cost two or more times the price of a 3 gallon plant.

Keep in mind, small is not necessarily bad. For most areas in the yard, clients want plants that will grow 3 to 5 feet tall. That means using a lot of dwarf cultivars, and that means a small size at installation. And it often means the plants won’t end up growing too big. If you see a big plant for sale in a nursery, think about how big it will be at maturity. A lot of the time, it will end up growing to big for its spot and will require a lot of pruning to keep it under control.

Just remember, if you think your plants are too small, don’t worry, they’ll grow!

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Bed Transformation!

Once again I am very pleased with the excellent work H&G did on my property.  They turned a section of my ugly front yard with invasive Bermuda grass into a beautiful and simple flower bed with mulch and many small bushes.  This striking transformation adds greatly to the house’s curb appeal.  I look forward to them coming back out this fall and replacing the rest of the front yard with sod and removing all the undesirable Bermuda grass.  Brian was easy and pleasant to work and plan with.  He always responded to my questions immediately.  Jon and his crew were likewise very nice, efficient, and perfectionists in planting my new yard.  Many thanks and accolades to H&G once again!

Sandy Hall

So thankful to be a customer!

when i returned to williamsburg in 2022, it was a real challenge to find a company willing to take on “yet one more customer” – i was ignored and turned down by others… but hertzler and george came to my rescue and i could not be happier – wonderful staff, professional and so friendly, i completely trust them to service my yard!  merry christmas and happy new year to everyone and H&G!


Drainage Help

I would like to let you know how happy we are with the service we received recently.
We had a drainage issue in our yard and did some research, learned your company was highly recommended and decided to see what your company could do.
From the first contact, we had a great experience as the lady that answered the phone was very nice. She put us in contact with Brian Kemp who we also liked from the start, and we made an appt for him to come and take a look. He was right on time, very thorough, and just a very nice fella who we both liked right away and had confidence in. We really liked how he gave us options and listened to what we wanted. We scheduled the work, it was done right on time, and it looks great! Brian was even nice enough to do a video walk through for us afterwards as we weren’t in town. Just great service from start to finish! Thank you Brian

We will definitely be back with more projects in the future.

T.M. - Ford's Colony

Thank You

Just a short note to thank you for all the help you gave us with our garden this year. Jonathon again did a wonderful job doing the bed detailing this summer, as did the mulching crew in the spring. I don’t know the name of the woman who supervised the mulching crew, but I want to let you know how professional she was. In fact, the entire crew was pleasant to work with, especially to experience the care that they took with their work.

Thanks also for being so flexible with the changes we requested for our mowing schedule.

E.L. - Ford's Colony