Four Seasons Total Landscaping FAQ

Photo montage of Rudy Giuliani, media reporters, and the logos of the Four Seasons Hotel and Four Seasons Total Landscaping

From pulling weeds, to planting trees, to hosting presidential press conferences, Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia truly does it all. 

Four Seasons’ viral fame underscores how easily names can get confused and how nearly any kind of PR is good. 

After all, when a presidential campaign requests to use a landscaping company’s warehouse (next to a sex shop, by the way) to host its press conference, Philadelphians — and the world — might turn to Four Seasons for landscaping projects or answers to lawn care questions.

Let’s go a bit behind all those headlines. Here’s what you need to know about Four Seasons Total Landscaping, which found itself at the center of a media storm:

What is Four Seasons Total Landscaping?

Four Seasons Total Landscaping is a small business run by lifelong Philadelphians. Established in 1992 and owned by Marie Siravo, the commercial landscaping company and garden center provides landscaping services in the area around Philadelphia International Airport and the Northeast Philadelphia Airport. 

Where Is Four Seasons Total Landscaping?

Four Seasons Total Landscaping is located in Northeast Philadelphia next to an adult bookstore, across the street from a crematorium, and downwind from a jail. The Four Seasons landscaping company is just a short drive (and a longer bike ride) from the swanky — and at least until recent weeks — better-known Four Seasons Hotel. 

What Changed Overnight at Four Seasons Landscaping?

Four Seasons operated in relative obscurity controlling weeds, mowing lawns, removing leaves, and installing sod — until that phone call to host a presidential press conference. 

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s lawyer, called the media to the garden center’s back parking lot amid the 2020 presidential election as Pennsylvania poll workers were still counting votes. 

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Posted by Four Seasons Total Landscaping, Inc on Saturday, November 14, 2020

How Was Four Seasons Total Landscaping Chosen for the Press Conference?

There remains speculation that the Trump campaign meant to book the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, just a few blocks from where poll workers were counting Philadelphia’s ballots. 

According to The New York Times, the mistake was “not in the booking, but in a garbled game of telephone.”

The media circus raised its tent on Four Seasons’ back lot on Nov. 7, after the president tweeted his lawyers would hold a news conference at Four Seasons Philadelphia. 

Reporters and editors — and anyone reading the tweet — could safely assume the president meant the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia, given Trump’s usual desire for glitz and glam. 

The president later deleted that tweet, posting a clarification instead: The press conference wouldn’t be held at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel but rather the Four Seasons landscaping company. 

The Four Seasons Hotel felt inclined to chime in, tweeting that it would NOT be hosting President Trump’s press conference at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. The hotel even made clear there was absolutely no relation between it and the landscaping company. 

What Happened at Giuliani’s Press Conference at the Other Four Seasons?

As poll workers continued to count mail-in ballots and results began to lean in Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s favor, the Trump campaign scrambled to pull together its press conference behind Four Seasons landscaping’s garage. 

At the press conference, Giuliani said President Trump would not concede the election and claimed voter fraud. The courts have since negated these claims. 

As the Trump campaign press conference continued, The Associated Press and NBC declared Biden had won the election. After hearing this from reporters at the press conference, Giuliani replied, “Don’t be ridiculous.” 

How Much Coverage Did the Press Conference at Four Seasons Get?

The press conference’s comical location and the confusion surrounding the Four Seasons hotel put the Four Seasons landscaping company on the map. The small business hit it big, with its name trending on Twitter.

The landscaping business took full advantage of its newfound fame and created a website merchandise tab just two days after the event. 

Hoodies, COVID-19 face masks, and T-shirts capitalize on the Trumpian commotion with slogans like “Make America Rake Again” and “Lawn and Order.”

Beyond apparel, Four Seasons also offers a Zoom background of the parking garage for your next virtual meeting, holiday ornaments, and slogan stickers.

What Was Four Seasons Total Landscaping’s Response to the Media?

As phones rang off the hook, officials at the landscaping Four Seasons declined to comment for many media outlets. 

The press conference commemorative apparel sold out in two days. 

The full court press, though, generated some heated comments on social media. Four Seasons took to Twitter and Facebook to explain why it said yes to the call to host the press conference.

What’s Next for Four Seasons Total Landscaping?

Four Seasons is now making waves on its new Twitter account and has become the subject of many glorious memes and tweets.  

A tongue-in-cheek petition is currently calling for Four Seasons Total Landscaping to be added to the National Register of Historic Places. And Four Seasons jokingly volunteered its building for posterity.

A tongue-in-cheek petition is currently calling for Four Seasons Total Landscaping to be added to the National Register of Historic Places. And Four Seasons jokingly volunteered its building for posterity.

The landscaping Four Seasons obviously is having fun with all of the media attention.

How to Make Your Yard Great Again

While Four Seasons Total Landscaping (and media events) has gone global, it continues to make Philadelphia landscapes great again.

But if you’re not in the Philly area that Four Seasons’ landscaping crews serve, LawnStarter is here to help. 

Need your grass mowed, leaves removed, trees trimmed or a landscaping makeover? With the click of a button, our LawnStarter app can get you in touch with local landscaping and lawn care professionals who can build back better your lawn, yard, and gardens.

Main Photo Collage Credit: (from top left): Rudy Giuliani / Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0; via Wikimedia Commons; media reporters / Pixabay; Four Seasons Total Landscaping T-shirt; Four Seasons Hotel / VitVit, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Jane Purnell

Jane Purnell

Jane Purnell is a freelance writer and actor in New York City. She earned her B.A. from the University of Virginia and enjoys a warm cup of French press coffee.