What are Soil Amendments?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 12, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Paula Telyczka posted in Lawn Care, Landscape Maintenance

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You want to imrpove your soil, but don't know where to start? Rich soil can provide a wonderful base for your garden. After all, without rich soil your plants won't be able to survive. Soil amendments are a great way to enhance your soil so you have  greater c ertainty  about  your plants  and trees  health y growth . They are worked into your soil  over the course of several seasons  with the purpose of enhancing its nutrients and  ability to retain  moisture levels. As mentioned in our previous blog, soil  areas  all have pH levels that directly affect your garden's health.  The  pH level  can be modified over time using amendments  to guarantee a more sustainable, r eliable and healthy  garden. 
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Why Test Your Soil?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 7, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Paula Telyczka posted in Lawn Care, Landscape Maintenance

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Are you unsure why certain plants in your garden keep dying? Or, maybe you want to know what  kinds  of plants will thrive given your garden's soil condition? If you know exactly what you're dealing with in terms of soil, it is easier to decide which plants will do well, and what you need to change if you want to improve its qualities. Instead of  watching  your plants wither away  and require expensive replacements , let us  share  the secret that will change your garden. Soil testing is a great way to learn more about your garden. Believe it or not, soil is one of the most important factors in your garden. It is full of  organic matter and nutrients. It carries a pH level, which  affect s  your planting s  without a doubt. Soil testing allows you to determine what nutrients your soil is rich in, the  organic content , and the pH level. Once you have identified all the soil's elements, you can actively improve it or determine wh ich  plants will do best in your garden.
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What Do You Know About Soil?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 5, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Paula Telyczka

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Soil provides several essential services or functions: Soil supports the growth and diversity of plants and animals by providing a physical, chemical, and biological environment for the exchange of water, nutrients, energy and air. Soil regulates the distribution of rain or irrigation water between infiltration and runoff, and regulates the flow and storage of water and solutes, including nitrogen, phosphorus, pesticides, and other nutrients and compounds dissolved in the water. Soil stores, moderates the release of, and cycles plant nutrients and other elements.

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Fall Flowers

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2017 12:04:00 PM / by Paula Telyczka

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Just because the neighbors' planting beds aren't appealing in the fall doesn't mean yours shouldn't be. Your home can still be blooming and beautiful despite the chilly weather. You don't want to wake up or come home to a drab, empty landscape everyday, do you? Fall perennials are a perfect solution to making a fall landscape warm and vibrant. There are so many different kinds of perennials and annuals, with so much variety, it is hard to understand why someone would forgo them! From asters to mums, or colorful kales and cabbages, there really is no excuse for a sparse display, no matter the season. 

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Why Fall Pruning?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 28, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Paula Telyczka posted in Lawn Care

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Spring comes  with much anticipated glory and color ,  but perhaps you have noticed that  your garden isn't as healthy as it could be after a harsh winter. Your garden  doesn't have to dwindle away in winter weather; there is a way to anticipate the spring and prepare for a healthy garden. Instead of feeling disappointed with your spring garden, you can take action now. Fall pruning is a great way to make sure your plants are cared for properly. Different plants are best pruned at different times. Fall is the best time to prune your flowering trees. By pruning your plants, you are preparing them to grow well and look healthy come spring time.
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What are Naturalizing Bulb Plants?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 23, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Paula Telyczka posted in Landscape Design, Lawn Care

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Are you trying to achieve a more natural, unplanned look for your garden? A nice addition to your garden could be naturalizing bulbs. Naturalizing bulbs are plants that  need little care, and can spread and pr oduce a new generation of plants without human aid. They also tend to reemerge annually for years to come, unlike some bulb plants. Plants that are especially ideal for naturalizing are snowdrops, crocus, and grape hyacinth. 
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Plant Now for a Spring "Wow!"

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 21, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Paula Telyczka posted in Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance

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When spring approaches, do you find yourself missing that "wow" factor that  your neighbors have in their planting beds? Imagine if you had the planting that the whole block envied instead of another year of gardens that no one even notices. Planning for spring is now. Spring bulbs are a great way to bring color into your landscape. There are plenty of colors. mixes and varieties of bulb plants. From light pastels, to bright contrasting colors, there are fabulous bulbs that work with your taste and property conditions.

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Why Planting in the Fall Gives You More

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Paula Telyczka

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Do you wish you had done more with your garden this year and think it’s too late now ?  Are you  anxious about what your garden will look like  in early spring?   W hy not take the steps  right now  to  address these concerns ? The best way to assure that your garden will thrive  as early as possible in spring and summer  is to plant in the fall. Planting in the fall is a great idea because the cool temperatures paired with the warm soil are ideal for planting. Also, stores are usually trying to clea r  out their inventory, so you can get  great deals  on plants in fall. Fall  planting  also lessens the chance of pests and diseases interfering with your plants' health.
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Why is Your Garden Not Thriving?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Paula Telyczka posted in Lawn Care, Landscape Maintenance, Tree & Shrub Care

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Nothing is worse than seeing your hard work  wasted --and that includes your garden. You spent so much time, and invested in your garden, but still when spring comes around it seems like your plants had a rough winter. One  likely  reason is they had a lack of nutrients or poor root development. Imagine if this next spring, those same plants looked healthier and  even  more vibrant. It is hard to tell exactly what the problem is unless you are educated in horticulture. Luckily, we are not only able to determine the cause of your garden looking  stressed ,  we can  also  fix it with our fall fertilization program.
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How to Mulch Your Leaves

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 9, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Paula Telyczka posted in Lawn Care, Landscape Maintenance

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Are you ready to use your fallen leaves to add organic content to your soil? 

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