After 11 weeks of hard work (and lots of sweat), the Ranger Park installation is now complete. We invite you to peek into the progress of this massive renovation. It was a tremendous honor to partner with Brookwood Forest Elementary’s administration and PTO to bring Macknally Land Design’s vision to life. Go Rangers!  

Rising Auburn senior reflects on her summer internship experience   1. What did your internship comprise of? “I worked the first three weeks with a flower crew installing and maintaining flowerbeds. After that, I accompanied Junior (Maintenance Division Manager), Jonathan (Installation Field Manager) and Robert (Hardscape Division Manager) to see what the day-to-day looks like Read More

After working for four years, Installation Operations Manager John Bland reflects on his experience transitioning from college to the workforce     1. How would you advise a recent graduate to approach the job hunt in his or her twenties? “Don’t sell yourself short. Apply for what you think you’re most qualified for, but know Read More

Think Outside.   At first pass, you may assume the literal definition. In some instances, you would be right. By the very nature of our work, we “think” outside every day – whether we’re mowing a lawn or estimating a project. However, we interpret this phrase in more ways than one. We have adopted it Read More

For some, April brings tax season. For us, April means flower season. The countdown is on, and ready or not, spring flower planting will begin shortly! Are you considering new flowers for your full-sun beds or front porch pots? If so, we suggest the Lantana plant. This beautiful bloom often compliments other flowers (see Carolyn Read More

They say, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” It is hard to believe this year marks a special milestone for Blackjack Horticulture – our 20th anniversary. In 1998, a Birmingham family started a furniture store called Blackjack Gardens that incorporated a small landscape division. At the time, the landscape group performed only residential work with Read More

The heat of the summer is beginning to bear upon us in Birmingham, Alabama, and our plants are going to feel it as much as we will. From a thirty year old oak tree to a window planter filled with annuals, water is necessary for their survival. This may seem like an elementary principle when Read More

The end of the summer and beginning of the fall of 2016 has been very dry for the Birmingham area. Currently, those in the service area of the Birmingham Water Works are under a Stage 2 drought management plan. This means restricted watering for homeowners limited to two days per week, on designated days depending Read More

Blackjack Horitculture completed numerous residential and commercial projects during the Alabama summer heat this year. One of them being a complete redesign of an existing maintenance client’s front yard. The owners wanted a “Secret Garden” style so they could enjoy their front yard and have some privacy at the same time. Check out the before Read More

There is rarely a project these days, particularly a residential project, where we don’t use Boxwoods of some type.  Boxwoods have been a staple garden plant in Birmingham, especially in the “Over the Mountain” communities, for ages.  They are cherised by many and there doesn’t seem to be a wide selection of other plants that Read More