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Fall Turf Care

Date posted: September 26, 2023

  Lawns help cool our environment and make our backyards more enjoyable in the warm months. Through spring and summer—especially this year—they can be the focus of our outdoor activities. As we head into fall, take some time to change up your lawn care routine to help it continue to serve us well next year.... Read more »

Fall Plant Color

Date posted: September 18, 2023

  Spring isn’t the only time to fill your beds, borders, and containers with flowers. Add color, texture, and cheer to your fall garden. Pansies and Violas are the main ones for fall planting. They prefer the cool weather. They can take frosts and still bloom! You get your money’s worth when you plant them... Read more »

Fall Prep For Your Landscape

Date posted: September 11, 2023

Early Fall Lawn Care to prepare your yard for the coming winter  Clean up your garden beds: Remove debris, leaves, and weeds. You can put in edging and re-mulch for the winter. Put potted material inside: to protect them from the upcoming freezing temperatures. Plant bulbs for spring: Popular bulbs are tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and crocuses.... Read more »

Late Summer Landscape

Date posted: September 4, 2023

Check out these easy and practical end-of-summer landscaping tips designed to extend the season and keep your outdoor living area healthy and comfortable. Watering- Watering your lawn and garden can be problematic, depending on local limitations. About 1 inch of water is all your lawn needs to push through the dog days of summer. Sprinkler... Read more »

Extend Your Evenings With Landscape Lighting

Date posted: August 28, 2023

Landscape Lighting

With days getting shorter, now is a great time to think about how lighting can help you make the most of your yard. We are almost a month from the first day of fall; landscape lighting can help give us more time outdoors. Lighting can enhance our outdoor experiences, accessibility, security, and ambiance. Landscape lighting benefits Whether... Read more »

Keep Pet-Friendly Landscapes

Date posted: August 21, 2023

Now is an excellent time to think about how to keep our four-legged friends safe while maintaining our landscapes. Avoid potentially dangerous plants. Many dogs dig up or chew bulbs and plants. If your dog is curious and likes to dig or taste what’s growing, keep dangerous plants in an area that pups can’t access or... Read more »

Continue To Learn About New Plants – Changing Your Landscape

Date posted: August 16, 2023

Flower breeding companies invest years of time and money in developing new plant varieties, colors, and traits. They are constantly improving current varieties, like the ability to withstand extreme weather conditions. Some specific traits they look for in flower breeding are; more flowers, larger flowers, different flower shapes, specific colors, and disease resistance. This same... Read more »

Could You Identify Problems And Protect The Trees?

Date posted: August 8, 2023

  Learn what is damaging your tree and how to stop it. Distinguish between plant damage brought on by diseases, insects, or a nutrient deficiency. Learn to identify these pests and how to protect the trees. Beetles and bugs are damaging our trees.   Ash Bark Beetle – These beetles account for most of the... Read more »

Summer Garden Watering

Date posted: August 2, 2023

Now that the rain seems to be slowing down and we are entering 90-degree days, what should we be looking out for in our gardens? With these warmer days, the existing planting in your garden may start to look as if they need more water. Some leaves will become droopy in the hot part of... Read more »

Helping plants through a heat wave and saving water at the same time

Date posted: July 18, 2023

What is too hot? This will depend on the plants – Cool season plants like pansies, snapdragons, and veggies like broccoli, lettuce, etc. don’t like temps above 75. You will see those veggies bolt, (Go to flower and seed). Warm season plants like tomatoes, peppers, squashes, zinnia, impatiens, & annual vinca love & thrive in... Read more »


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