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Protect Your Trees and Shrubs from Winter Burn

Did you know that trees and shrubs can become dehydrated just like you?  You might have noticed a few evergreens and shrubs turning brown last winter. This damage, called winter burn, can affect many outdoor trees and plants including Arborvitae, Boxwood, Yew, Rhododendron and Holly. Some people believe winter burn is caused by cold temperatures. [...]

2020-11-03T11:38:55-05:00Gardening, Shrubs, Trees|

Successive Planting: Growing a Fall Veggie Garden

Harvesting vegetables is a great reward for all the hard work you've put in planting, watering and weeding during the season. Why not keep it going? Plant a fall veggie garden to continue producing the quality, homegrown foods you love.   Benefits of Succession Planting Successive planting, or succession planting, is growing a second round [...]

2020-07-17T09:27:34-05:00Gardening|

Favorite Flowers for Sunny Spaces

Spring has finally arrived with warmer temperatures. We're ready for some sun and so are the plants! With a really sunny garden area, sometimes it's tough to choose the right flowers and other plants that will thrive in harsh sun conditions. Here are some of our favorite sun-loving flowers to fall in love with. Heat-Loving Flowers [...]

Trees & Shrubs: Our Top Picks

Planting trees, shrubs, flowers and other plants has a positive impact not only us, but on the environment as well! A couple long-lasting plants you can watch grow throughout the years are trees and shrubs. Below are a few of our favorites of each and how they can spruce up your yard. If you'd like [...]

2020-05-28T20:05:21-05:00Gardening, Shrubs, Trees|

Benefits of Gardening and Plants

While events and gatherings are being postponed or canceled, creating your own garden or growing a container garden can be the relaxing escape you need. Whether you have a backyard vegetable garden, plant in containers or enjoy flowers, gardening has many benefits and is a great activity for you, your family and your health.  Stress [...]

Pruning Advice for Fall

Plants to Prune in Fall or Winter Fall pruning usually only involves perennials that die back to the ground. Specific examples include Daylilies, Hostas, and other herbaceous perennials.  When done at the right time, most pull off without using a pruners. As for trees, only Oaks need pruning in the winter months to help prevent oak [...]