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09 Jan 2017

Spring Projects

Sitting in the office on this bitter cold winter morning and thinking about this years spring projects, while searching the various plant selections, landscaping trends, other various products and equipment and thinking about the coming Home & Garden Shows as we head into the 2017 landscaping season.
There are so many plants, shrubs and variations of each, one could spend hours/ days searching and dreaming about which ones plants or shrubs to choose and the possibility adding veggies and creating a edible garden. Will your new garden have a live natural edge, a stone border, border plants (whether annuals or perennials) or possibly a raised box garden, one could even add a decorative concrete border.
Will there be children/ pets to consider when planning your new gardens or landscape projects. Their are so many ideas to rummage through and factors to consider during the planning process, one could be easily overwhelmed with all the information out there. But, don’t worry, we have plenty of time still to search and sift thru the many plants/ shrubs and stone choices during planning process before spring.
We would encourage everyone to get out to the Home & Garden Shows, talk to your local nurseries and garden clubbers for ideas and answers to any questions you may have.

10 Apr 2014

Lawn Aeration

Do you aerate your lawn? Does your lawn lawn have compacted areas?

Compacted soil restricts the root system of your lawn, robbing it of the air, moisture and nutrients they need to grow properly, resulting in thin grassy areas and bare spots. Allowing weeds and dies ease to take hold.

Some of the signs the your soil is compacted are:

heavy foot traffic, vehicles parked on the lawn

water puddling after a rain

heavy thatch

difficulty pushing a screwdriver or pencil into the soil

Aerating your lawn is beneficial to your lawns health. It loosens the compacted soil, allowing air, moisture and the nutrients needed for the grass roots, which results in a stronger root system and helps in breaking down thatch. Giving you a full, lush lawn.

Other benefits of lawn aeration are:

allows air, moisture and vital nutrients into the soil

better drainage

reduced soil compaction

reduced heat and drought stress

thatch breakdown

After aerating your lawn is a good time to reseed your lawn.

Spring is a good time to aerate your here in Maine and northern areas, while early summer in southern areas when the grass is actively growing.

 

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07 Apr 2014

Pruning Roses

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Pruning Roses

In most regions, early spring is the best time to prune your roses, just before the buds appear and always cutting at an angle to ensure that the water runs from the bud itself.

Trimming your rose bushes back encourages strong and healthy shoots that will produce lots of blossoms, while giving the plants a more open area, which helps the plant resist diseases like black spot.

30 Mar 2014

Spring

Waiting on some warmer spring days, all in good time they say. The birds are singing, the spring rains are on the way, the snow is melting and I’m sitting here longing for the smell of the fresh cut grass, along with smells of flowers and bark mulch. Yes, spring is a time when all things spring fourth in newness of life.

Soon enough we will be out on the properties doing spring cleanups and starting lawn care here in Maine, as well as landscaping projects, but until then I will use the time given to continue to prepare for the season ahead and start my spring plantings for both the flower and the vegetable gardens.
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