Garden Tips Archive

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

How Inviting is Your Entrance? – Entrance Gardens – March 2017

Often, when considering new landscaping, attention is paid to the living areas of the backyard, while the entrance isn’t given much thought, yet it is your presentation to the neighborhood, and the welcoming area for your guests. A rule of thumb is that the entrance garden area should reflect the style of your home, while

Convenient Container Vegetables for your Patio – March 2017

Thinking of potting some vegetables this spring? Here are some great ideas for container vegetables for your patio. A Few Special Plants To Consider For This Year’s Garden

Professional Gardening Advice for March

Rose stems need to be pruned back to live wood; climbers re-secured to their supports; hybrid Teas pruned to 3 or 5 strong stems as soon as new growth starts. Pansies can take the cold while providing early color for your patio planters or flower boxes, and in your garden. Cut back ornamental grasses and

March Garden Tips – Tips for a New Season in 2017

March ‘Garden Tips’ for a New Season As you go through march, you can sense spring is coming by the warming air; the longer brighter days, and the first stirrings of new plant growth. It’s all a wonder. Spring’s new growth instills hope for a new year where everything can be made right. The old

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