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Landscape for Color in Spring

Going From Here to There Can Be Beautiful Having a whole landscape redesigned and installed can be revolutionary, but sometimes a simple addition can also be gratifying.  For instance, how often do you retrace your steps within your present landscape? Your frequent ‘trips’ can be more beautiful and enjoyable by establishing ‘pathways’ such as pictured

Landscape Conservation in Spring

Positive actions in the spring are important for your landscape’s continued health. Having your lawn cut higher will produce more food energy which can be stored in an expanding root system; important for fighting disease and for better sustaining turf all season. Consistent, corrective pruning maintains a pleasing appearance while promoting health and strong internal

Professional Landscaping Advice for April

Here are some professional tips to keep your landscape healthy and beautiful in the spring months.

April Garden Tips – It’s About Color & Health

The color of spring begins with the first spring bulbs and pussy willows, followed by forsythia, magnolias, red bud, dogwoods, and a host of others. Tulips make a dramatic display; a signature of springtime and the beginning of a new season. It is our privilege to help your landscape perform to its best advantage, heralding

December Garden Tips 2016 #3

Holiday Season Garden Notes Here’s why all your trees should be inspected each year, with maintenance pruning a yearly procedure. Storms and winter ice will test the strength of all trees. Broken trees lose much of their appeal, if not all their value! It’s easy to make attractive displays for the winter patio or entrance

December Garden Tips 2016 #2

Holiday Gift Ideas for Garden Lovers Protect Your Holiday Tree To conserve, and prevent a fire, spray an antidesiccant on your Holiday tree’s needles, top and bottom before bringing your tree into the house to keep it from drying out. Also, add water as needed.

December Garden Tips 2016 #1

Holiday Season Is Here! “Jack Frost nipping at your nose;” when comments are made about already missing the summer, or that this December is unusually warm. Whatever the weather, there still are things needed to be done outside to bring your landscape successfully to a close for the season. As these are done, remember your

November Garden Tips 2016 #3

Checklist for Autumn Trees, shrubbery and sod can be planted late into the fall instead of waiting until the too-busy spring. Spring bulbs can still be planted until the ground freezes. Check for needed pruning of tree limbs that could break off, causing damage or interrupting phone or electric services. Use sharp pruners to prune

November Garden Tips 2016 #2

Eastern Redbud Front & Center “Good things come in small packages” is a saying that ‘Forest Pansy’ Redbud exemplifies. It is a variety of eastern redbud that plant breeders have been paying more attention to, intensifying the charms of this once modest ornamental tree. It ‘performs’ wonderfully throughout the season. Just look at the attached

November Garden Tips 2016 #1

Nurturing for Spring What is done now to prepare for winter provides a dividend, a two-for-one benefit, as the major items to do also nurture the health and vibrancy of your turf, trees and shrubs for all of next year! And, too, it can still be a good time to add plants and landscape features