Tag Archive | Birchcrest

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 […]

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 […]

A Landscape Gift Idea

Do you have someone on your holiday gift list who’s hard to buy for because they have everything? If “everything” includes a well-maintained landscape, or they wish they had a well-maintained landscape, we have an idea for the perfect gift – a Birchcrest gift certificate. Whether they have a well-maintained landscape or wish they did, […]

How To Choose A Christmas Tree

We all love Charlie Brown but that doesn’t mean your Christmas tree has to stand as a tribute to him. Read these suggestions before buying a cut tree and you won’t be confused with the Peanuts comic character. The first thing you should do is decide where you’re going to buy your tree. The freshest […]

Is That Big Tree An Asset Or A Risk?

As Fall continues to envelope us, it’s obvious that winter is not going to pass us by this year. It’s just taking its own sweet time and giving us an opportunity to extend our outdoor season. If you’ve done all of the winter preparations I’ve shared over the past few weeks, everything should be secured […]

Winterizing Your Water Feature

Nothing beats the sound of running water to rinse away stress or to cool a back yard on one of the hot summer days we just experienced. Now, the weather has cooled down and has even dropped below freezing. And, we’ve gotten our first real snowfall. If you haven’t done so, it’s time to winterize […]

Keep Cozy This Winter With Nicely Seasoned Firewood

Over the past few weeks, I’ve written about keeping your various landscape plants comfortable this winter. Today, I have a suggestion for keeping yourself and your family comfortable. Nothing beats a nice, cozy, wood burning fire on a cold, winter night. The dancing flames, the crackling sound, the aroma… they all tell you that the […]