Spring

Time To Spring Into Action

As March exits like a lamb and April steps up to usher in spring, the time has finally come for you to, once again, step outside and begin waking up your landscape from its winter nap. April is when you should cut back your ornamental grasses and remove that extra inch or two of mulch […]

Spring Flowering Woody Plants

An early lesson in gardening is that we shouldn’t prune spring flowering trees or shrubs until after they’ve bloomed. The reason is simple. These shrubs bloom on last year’s wood, which means that the flower buds formed last year. If you prune them before they flower, you can easily prune off these buds and you […]

Help Your Trees Welcome Spring

Your deciduous trees’ leaf buds are swelling and getting ready to burst forth into a crown of green. Will the branches be able to carry the extra weight of all those leaves? One way to be sure is to have your trees inspected by one of our Certified Arborists and pruned, if needed, before they […]

Caring For Spring Flowering Bulbs

Caring For Spring Flowering Bulbs

Bulbs are, arguably, the most carefree, low maintenance flowers you can plant in your landscape. However, there’s no such thing as a maintenance-free plant, just low maintenance. The little crocus will soon make its appearance as the harbinger of spring. Even if there’s snow on the ground, the flowers will pop right up through the […]

What To Do For Arbor Day

Tomorrow, April 26 is Arbor Day, a day set aside for planting trees. But, what do you do if your property has enough trees? How about planting trees for somebody else? Or, how about giving the trees on your property some TLC? Have you ever been to Nebraska? It’s flat prairie land and, in the 19th century, […]

Check Your Lawn For Winter Damage

Now that spring has finally arrived and our lawns are starting to green up, this would be a good time to take a walk around your lawn to see how it fared the winter. Your lawn has a number of winter enemies. Some are mechanical, some are chemical and some are diseases. The most obvious, if you had […]

Don’t Rush Into Your Garden

After being cooped up with only potting mix dirtying your green thumb, you may want to go full bore into the garden on the first good day. You want to get real dirt on that green thumb! Resist that temptation. There are many sound reasons why Memorial Day is the traditional start of the gardening season in our […]