Seasonal Fall Tip

Are your Daylillies and Irises not blooming as much as they use to ?  Know as the “Workhorses” of the garden they do require a little TLC once in a while. When they don’t bloom as much it means they are crowded and need to be thinned out (divided).  Thin your beds either in late

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Fall Shrub Planting

Early Fall with warm days and cool nights makes shrub planting the perfect time. It gives the shrubs time to spread their roots before their winter nap and then they will bring color to your yard in early spring through next fall. Here are a few to consider: Knockout Roses plant them in a spot

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Mailbox Gardens

Reach for the sky with vines.  Mailbox posts are perfect for Clematis or Trumpet vines.  A variety of no-fuss perennials like salvia, lavender or ornamental grasses (Mexican Feathergrass for color all 4-seasons).  Other varieties to hold up with summer heat Sedum, Poppy, Iris, Rosemary, Coreopsis, Petunias and Verbena.  Mix in annuals to change out seasonally

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Vegetable Gardens

Did you not get your vegetable garden planted ?  Or, are you not finished enjoying having fresh vegetables for your table ?  Well it’s not too late to plant they are plenty of vegetables that mature in 30-days or 60 – days and a few that are grown in 4-8weeks.  Late summer and early fall

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Labor Day Weekend

This weekend is for all the hard work we do as American Workers. Created in the late 19th century; it became a federal holiday by President Glover Cleveland in 1894, after a failed attempt to break up a strike on the railroads. Here’s to your achievements, may you all have a safe and relaxing Labor

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What’s New in Gardening Trends?

It’s called the “clean movement” meaning clean living, a garden priority with organic vegetables and medicinal herbs. Vegetable gardeners are incorporating Pea shoots (for stir-fries & salad use) and Kohlrabi Greens (a cabbage substitute).  As well as adding in air-purifying plants like the peace lily. For a garden more like grandma’s check into seed catalogs

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Edibles, Front and Center

Due to wartime “Victory Gardens” to help feed the troops as well as your own family were common at one time years ago (WWI & WWII).  After the war(s) a front yard vegetable garden was consider taboo.  And now blended gardens are a trend from front yards to roof tops and apartment balconies.  Incorporate your

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Adding a Water Feature

Hardscape Water Features find serenity with our StoneMaker sculptures that look like the real thing but are actually sculpted concrete that lasts a lifetime.  We have a beautiful picture book for you to browse through. Or talk with our designer to get ideas to fit your yard and style. Water features can add to your

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Pond Care Management – Part II:

Filtration Options: With Water Features proper maintenance care is a must for a continuous and peaceful lifetime of pleasure. You have two to choose from: mechanical or biological filters.  Mechanical filters remove debris like algae pads/mats and leaves / trigs and such.  Biological filters provide a place for beneficial bacteria to colonize and remove nutrients. 

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Pond Care Management – Part I:

Pond care’s new standard requires a balancing act between Proactive and Reactive methods. Simply put, Reactive Pond Care is wait for the problem then fix it, like muck; weed growth or algae boom and react to it with chemicals (algaecide or herbicides). This equals short term solutions, fixing the problem but not the cause. Proactive

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