Keeping weeds under control will help your plants by saving them from having to compete for water, light, and nutrients. Flourish hand weeds to make sure we are getting the roots. Spreading mulch reduces weed problems, helps to conserve soil moisture, and prevents soil erosion. Applying fertilizer and watering plants regularly and at recommended rates will produce robust plants and a bountiful harvest.
Container gardening is growing plants in pots, planters, tubs, half barrels, an old cowboy boot or any other thing that can hold some potting soil and a plant. Container gardening is ideal for those with little or no garden space. In addition to growing flowers, gardeners limited to a balcony, small yard, or only a patch of sun on their driveway can produce a wide variety of vegetable crops.
Garden rejuvenation includes: pruning to encourage new growth and the desired shape, fertilizing for optimum foliage or flowering, reducing size of over-grown plants, increasing sunlight into your home, improving soil quality by adding organic soil amendments and aerating and topping with wood mulch to suppress oncoming weeds, maintain soil moisture and improve the levels of organic matter in the soil.
The EPA defines IPM as an environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.
Keeping plants well groomed requires removing dead and dying plants and leaves. During the growing season, rake and remove excess leaves, twigs, spent blossoms, fruit, or seed capsules that have fallen from your trees and shrubs. Rake leaves in the fall and properly compost them. This removal is important because some harmful insects and diseases can survive the winter in this debris. By removing the debris, you can eliminate a source of problems for next growing season.
Vegetable gardening is a great way to grow your own food and live a more sustainable lifestyle. Besides being aesthetically pleasing, raised vegetable beds offer many benefits to gardeners including: improved soils conditions, higher yields, enhanced accessibility, decreased maintenance and water conservation.
Interior gardens and indoor plants produce many day-to-day benefits, like mood boosting and memory enhancing effects. Interior landscape design, also known as "plantscaping", is much more than the act of bringing plants indoors; it's actually about the strategic placement and selection of plant species within an architectural project to highlight and enhance aspects of spatial design.
Stunning planting combinations are only achieved through the blend of design skills along with the horticultural knowledge needed to produce a plan that gives a balance of architectural shapes with dramatic bursts of seasonal color. Planting schemes are designed for your individual requirements and to solve problems on-site such as floods, shade and drought. Our planting schemes focus on year-round color and interest.
Our team of horticulture experts will inspect plantings, shrubs, and trees on the property to determine the condition and health of the plants. Should any such health or condition issues be observed, a detailed examination of the affected plants will be conducted to diagnose the source of the problem(s), whether soil quality, fungus or insect infestation, possible presence of disease vectors, errant management practices, or improper irrigation regimes.
Over time the quality of your soil changes. A soil test can identify nutrient deficiencies, acidity or alkalinity, amount of organic matter and the texture of your soil. Understanding the chemical properties of your soil and water can inform so much of what you do. It’ll help you decide what you to grow, which amendments to add, and how much, and whether or not you feel safe using your water on your plants.
During the growing season, weekly or monthly maintenance of your landscape can ensure that your plantings remain healthy and beautiful. Our services include: cultivation of planting beds to maintain their appearance, hand weeding, fertilizing, deadheading flowers, groundcover care, ornamental trees and shrubs will be pruned as needed and hedges are pruned for uniform growth and symmetry. Seasonal color added for interest.