Garden Tips Archive

These Don’t Want You To Have A Nice Lawn

A lawn is a beautiful thing, but it takes care in order to avoid excess damage that could jeopardize its health. Dollar Spot occurs with a weather change, as well as lack of nitrogen, because the fertilizer has almost been expended. More fertilizer, and sometimes a fungicide is needed to stop the expanding damage. Sod

A Time For Trimming

Once the first new spring growth is finished on shrubs, it’s time for trimming, both for neat-ness, as well as to contain the size you want. Spruce and fir can be kept in shape by cutting new growth back to the juncture of other stems. To keep pines full, and somewhat controlling the size, requires

June Garden Tips for the Transition

Somewhere between cool and moist hot and dry, lies a month of transition. June! It’s a period when the last of the early bloomers finish and prepare for next season, and the hotter season plants prepare to add their beauty to your landscape. It’s a time when some turf grasses may suddenly encounter heat that

Show Stoppers!

No, we’re not crazy! This banana tree is hardy to -5 degrees. The bananas, though, are not edible. It dies down each winter, and all can be enthralled as it grows 12- 15 feet during the season! Maybe place your tropical houseplants underneath. This golden plant grows to six feet with compound leaves three feet

May Gardening Notes

Roses need weekly attention to combat disease and insect problems. If not already done, stems need to be pruned back to live wood, climbers re-secured to their supports, hybrid Teas pruned to 3 or 5 strong stems. Trees In Leaf? Then seeds can be sown outdoors . . . AND insects will come to dine.

Leafy Decorative Colorful Plants

Hosta is a plant seen in shaded spots that is most familiar with green and white foliage. But, you could make up a whole garden with them. Look up Hosta Varieties and be amazed! Pictured is a Red Hosta growing in dense shade. A brand new hybrid is “First Blush” hosta with green leaves and

Flowers for Allergy Sufferers

Flowers are great; beautiful; charming unless you’re allergic to pollen. And, that is particularly bad if you desire color where you want to sit and relax! But, you don’t have to restrict yourself to just leafy plants to avoid the suffering. Here are three that produce little-to-no pollen. There are others. To find them, just

Tree & Shrub Care In May

Along with vibrant new growth, come hungry insects. While the disfigurement of the shrub or tree can be of some concern, the serious concern must be for the health of the plant. Whenever any plant is deprived of its full ability to produce nutrients through leaves and needles, its health is impacted. Here professional assistance

May Garden Tips – the Glory of Spring

With new growth surging all around us, we almost have a visual overdose with all the varying shades and tones of: whites; pinks; greens; purples; reds… while our lawns provide the background canvas with evolving  deeper shades of green to enhance the artistry of emerging spring scenes. It almost seems like lawns would get green

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