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Beautiful Gardens

Lush, Blissful, Serene, Wonderful…

Will be the words used to describe the garden we will create for you. Green leafy bushes, budding trees, and a thick lawn will be right outside your window. Swerving pathways, amongst the green, an abundance of colorful flowers and waterfalls; anything that you have ever imagined!

Our meticulous preparation and good cultural maintenance results in vital, healthy gardens all year long!

Tasks to get done in the early spring:

Fertilize: When fertilizing be careful and conscientious to the environment. Choose your fertilizer type wisely and apply it in the early spring or even late winter. Be advised to water after fertilizing to avoid burning of the leaves and to promote the absorption of nutrients in the soil.
Prune: Damaged winter material and dead wood should be removed. Perennials should be cut back to 4 to 6 inches above grade, before signs of new growth become visible. Be advised to also prune roses at this time and to cut decorative grasses down to the base.
Mulch: If not taken care of in the fall, make sure to mulch at this time. Be advised to first cultivate around plant beds in order to break up moisture obstructions and stimulate the roots and then to mulch. When mulching, make sure to add no more than 2 ½” in order to avoid interference with moisture capture, prevent choking the plants and the false growth of root. Whenever you re- mulch (which can be done as many times as you want) make sure to never add more than 2 ½”.

Weed: Before given the chance to really establish themselves in you flower beds and borders, remove all the weeds at this time.

Tasks to get done in the late spring:

Prune: Approximately two weeks after blooming, prune any decorative shrubs, such as azaleas and rhododendrons, to help prevent damage to the buds of the following season. Make sure that you do the same for your forsythia and viburnum.

Plant: It is a great idea to do some research to find out the ultimate planting period for each plant species you are planning to use. In general, after the extreme cold and frost are completely gone, your shrubs, your annuals, and any summer-blooming perennials should be planted.

 
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Compost: Having a compost pile is not just environmentally friendly (as it converts waste into useful material) but it is also economically sensible (since it enables you to make your own rich mulch.) If you don’t have a compost pile, it is therefore high time to create one! Once you do make sure to take the time to preserve it.  

Treat Pests: Make sure to examine your plants frequently for pests. There are various species of bugs with various activities and thus treatment methods, products and times also vary. An Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach is used to provide the specific treatment required for each case. This method minimizes environmental destruction and it is by far more effective in treating pests.

 

Make sure to wait until the weather warms up for good, before planting more sensitive annuals and vegetables.

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