Overgrown Trees

Overgrown Trees

Caring for overgrown trees is one of the most common and painful subjects I am asked about as a horticulturist. People tend to buy things that look good in a spot when they are young, then as it grows bigger they realize that it isn’t going to fit, it ruins their...
Good Lawn Care

Good Lawn Care

Good lawn care starts with a few basic rules. If you follow these rules, problems are easier to sort out when they happen and are just simply less likely to happen anyway. Mow at three inches or higher This will allow your grass to supply the energy to grow deep...
Dirt vs. Soil

Dirt vs. Soil

It is spring as I write this and all the horticulturists are getting upset at folks calling soil dirt. While I usually use the term soil myself, this is strictly a snobbish convention rather than a meaningful separation of terms. Let’s take a real look at dirt...
The Real Story About Dandelions and Bees

The Real Story About Dandelions and Bees

Beekeepers can’t help but buzz about it when the first dandelions bloom. They are so excited about it that few of them notice that fruit trees start blooming about the same time. And oddly enough, when I watch the bees in my neighborhood I see them going to the fruit...
Tree Maintenance Plan

Tree Maintenance Plan

Here at the nursery we have people come in all the time willing to spend hundreds if not thousand dollars on landscape trees. This makes sense, they are investing in a quality landscape that will improve both the looks and livability of their home. What doesn’t make...