Garden News

Giant Green Arborvitae

The Giant Green Arborvitae is the ultimate privacy hedge. It grows very fast and can reach a height of 60 feet with a 20-foot spread. Because of their size, it is important not to plant them too closely together. These plants are easy to grow in our area.  You just need to give them a soil that drains well and plant them in a summer spot.

THE NEW AMERICAN LAWN

The New American Lawn by Jonathon Green is a four-step approach to lawn care. This program is cutting-edge because it not only feeds the lawn, like every program on the market today, but, unlike all others, FEEDS THE SOIL!

For a healthy lawn all season long the soil needs to be free of compaction, possess healthy microbial populations, and have the correct pH so that roots can penetrate the soil to take up the food and water needed to be healthy and disease free. Here is how it works.

Early Spring
Apply Green-Up Crabgrass Preventer to feed the lawn and provide season-long crabgrass control.

Last Spring
Apply Green-Up Weed and Feed to feed the lawn and kill over 250 broadleaf weeds like dandelions, chickweed, clover, and oxalis.

Summer
Apply Mag-I-Cal Plus in the summer to adjust pH, loosen hard soil, and activate the soil microbial activity.

Fall
Apply Winter Survival Fall Lawn Food to feed the lawn and help prepare it against the long, harsh winter ahead.

Crape Myrtle

Crape Myrtles are so popular because they bloom so colorfully for a very long time. You will see them in full color from mid summer through autumn.  The crinkled flowers have a crepe-like texture.  

Japanese Maple

Japanese Maples make wonderful centerpieces or focal points for you landscape.  There is a tremendous variety of shapes, sizes and colors available..  Over years their bark develops character and they can be pruned to spectacular habits.  This is a hearty tree that is beautiful in all four seasons.

Full Moon Maple

The Moon Maple, or Full Moon Maple is grown for its beautiful leaves.  The maple leaves  go almost all the way around to form a circle.  It has beautiful color and grows to be about 7 feet tall.  This makes a great focal point for your garden.  It is also a favorite because its scale fits well into landscapes.

Skip Laurel

The Skip Laurel (Schipka Cherry Laurel)  is a large evergreen shrub that will grow to be up to 18 feet tall and is usually grown as a screen or hedge. It can easily be pruned or trimmed to form an extremely dense, evergreen screen or wind-break Some people use it to create a private space in their garden or backyard. It grows fast, up to about 2 feet in height a year.

Summer Time Tropicals

This is a great time of year to consider adding to your collection of tropical plants.  It adds instant "paradise" to your deck or patio. You start with a plant that grows in the Tropics.  Many of these have beautiful leaves and colorful flowers. Check out the beautiful options like Bougainvillea, Hibiscus, Plumeria, Bromeliads and, Mandevilla. You choose from our Pottery selection.  We have glazed ceramic pots and lightweight pots that won't break. You have a whole summer to enjoy your Tropical Oasis outside, then when the cold weather rolls around you can bring your tropics indoors and enjoy them through the winter.