Dave Dailey

A New Idea For Spring – An Ornaveggie Garden

Wondering what an ornaveggie garden is? It’s a single garden with both ornamentals and vegetables planted in it. Who said you have to plant only ornamental plants in beautifully designed and tended flower beds that are closest to the house? And that your vegetable garden had to be relegated to a plain rectangular plot in […]

Add “Rooms” To Your Backyard

We Americans do most of our outdoor living in our backyards. Yet most backyards aren’t divided into specialized activity areas like the indoor space is. Until now, that is. People are now starting to dedicate sections of their backyards to specific activities. Entertaining has been the one activity with dedicated space. We usually find the […]

Consider Curb Appeal First

Most families live in their back yards so that’s where they concentrate their landscape efforts. Consequently, the front yard often consists of a rather boring mix of lawn and foundation plantings. That could be changing, according to the 2022 Garden Trends Report by the Green Media Group. The report notes that there’s renewed interest in […]

How To Make Your Landscape Trendy In 2022

As the holidays come to a close for 2021, it’s time to look forward to Spring 2022, and one place you can spice up your life is to make your landscape more trendy. One good resource for finding out what looks as though it’s trending this spring is the annual Garden Trends Report (GTR), published […]

Time To Schedule Tree Pruning

By this time in December, your three-season outdoor paradise is, undoubtedly, secured for the winter. This means you’re spending most of your time indoors where it’s warm. But what about your trees?  This is the ideal time to schedule tree care. That includes pruning, cabling & bracing and other work on the above ground portion […]

How To Protect Your Trees From Deer

As the depth of winter approaches, I get asked how to deer proof trees. The answer is that you can’t completely deer proof a tree. A hungry deer will eat any plant when snow makes it impossible for them to reach their favorite food sources. However, you can make it more difficult for them to […]

Give You & Your Landscape A Holiday Gift That Lasts

It’s that time of year again. Plant Health Care and Lawn Care renewal time. Contracts for 2022 are in the mail to current customers. I urge you to read them and respond as soon as they arrive. If your valuable landscape isn’t currently protected by this service, one of our consultants would be happy to […]

Your Anti Desiccant Reminder

Anti desiccant is the best winter protection you can provide for your evergreen trees and shrubs. Besides keeping them from drying out from winter winds, this wax like material also lets you enjoy your plant’s beauty and color against the season’s white background. Best of all, it’s economical and easy to apply. There’s a good […]

There’s Still Time For Fall Fertilization

It’s not too late to apply fall fertilizer to your trees, shrubs and lawn, even though the calendar says November. This is actually the best time to fertilize deciduous trees and shrubs, and you can apply it until the ground freezes.  The first thing to get out of the way is the notion that you […]

Plant Cover Crop To Protect Bare Soil

Leaving bare soil in your landscape is not a good idea. Bare soil is subject to erosion from water run-off, it can starve beneficial organisms in the soil, and it creates a perfect spot for weeds to germinate. There’s still time for you to plant cover crops to protect those bare spots. Hopefully, you’ve mulched […]