During the winter, we often fantasize about a lush green, beautifully trimmed yard on a lovely summer day. But, as the heat and dryness of mid-summer arrives, we are faced with the challenge of maintaining an overly stressed lawn that is suddenly being damaged by foot traffic, weeds, and insects.
What should we do when the temperatures go up, and there’s not a cloud in the sky? Continue reading
How professional gardeners prepare in the fall and early winter makes a substantial difference in the results of the following spring. Hearty, mature plants may require very little preparation; while newer, more tender, and still developing plants do need special attention to successfully survive harsh winter weather in the Northern United States and Canada. Continue reading
As homeowners create their garden masterpieces, some additional ideas that bring more color and interest into the mix can add beauty and even amusement to the scene. Garden landscaping can be fun and involve every member of the family.
Providing fresh garden ideas is a great way to inspire home gardeners to do more with their outdoor space. Continue reading
Gardening and landscaping ideas that enhance the beauty and value of a property may be rewarding projects for homeowners. Sometimes these efforts are intended to create a peaceful private outdoor setting, and others increase the home’s curb appeal or cover less attractive features around the yard. Continue reading
As a professional landscaper, or a plant nursery owner, you know that growers and homeowners are all about garden trends. For a while it was all about container gardening, hence annuals saw a surge. “Eco-Gardens” are still pretty trendy. Millennials (those between ages 18 and 25) seem to be charging forward with all kinds of ideas about landscape and garden and they represent about 25% of new gardeners. Continue reading