Take My Lawn, Please

Four pros who handle year-round ­landscape maintenance

The urban landscape gurus at Garden Hangouts (2432 East Dauphin Street, 215-290-6634, gardenhangouts.com) tackle city gardening, patio work, stone wall construction and sidewalk maintenance. They also offer plant installations, spring and fall cleanups, and tree service — in the city and the ’burbs.
Leslie Guli, owner of Millefiori (6080 Schlentz Hill Road, Pipersville, 267-372-4884), and her green-thumbed, all-women staff are more about giving lawns and gardens tender loving care — from weeding to container design — and less about trampling across grass with power tools.
The services at CKC Landscaping may be basic, but CKC workers will travel almost anywhere in the region. You get a discount if you pay up front for a full-service, year-long contract, which includes nitty-gritty pruning, mulching and fertilizing, plus spring and fall cleanups.
Clients of David Brothers Landscape Services get traditional services (mowing, edging) along with extras (soil testing, aeration) — and an option of eco-friendly everything. David Brothers’ “all-natural lawn care” program includes organic fertilizers and services such as creating native plant meadows and rain gardens.