Monthly Archives: August 2015
Creating A Patio Garden
Creating a patio garden can transform your patio into a celebration of the senses with beauty, fragrance, texture and color. From unique dwarf trees like a Meyer Lemon, bushes in tree form, to colorful shrubs, seasonal perennials, even evergreens to create some privacy. You are only limited by your space & your imagination. Here are some top tips from our Nursery Manager at Nature Hills Nursery.
Utilize trees in pots.
Small trees in big pots are great for patios that lack much ground for planting. A Windmill Palm, Juniper or Arborvitae evergreen will help block unattractive views and even create more privacy. Many Tree Forms offer a unique & compelling dis
Soon pussy willows, with their soft, touchable gray catkins, will be returning to the grocery stores and florists' shops. In my cold winter climate, those catkins won't show up outside for many, many weeks, but they are growing somewhere and merchandisers will be stocking up shortly to give us all a taste of spring. Whenever I see them, I wish once again for my own pussy willow bush. Having such a plant would not only provide me with armfuls of pussy willows for my own house, but give me the satisfaction of not having to pay for them.
Pine Tree Problem Area Landscaping Tips
The landscaping or grass under Pine Trees can have a tough time growing properly. This video explains what causes such problem areas under Pine Trees and offers tips on how to best handle the shaded, acidic area under pine trees.
Transcript: Today on Garden Bytes, we are going to deal with a problem area that we have encountered. If you will step back and look at this, you will notice that this evergreen tree has a large dead spot underneath of it.
We have attempted to plant some sod, and at one time when the tree was smaller they attempted to do a little mulching using stone and timbers, which is fine. One of the problems is, that when dealing with an evergreen tree, you are dealing with a tree that is more acidic in nature. That would have a PH under 7, 7 being neutral of course.
When someone thinks of Privet hedges, one of the first things that come to mind is the University of Georgia's "Between the Hedges" in Sanford Stadium. So what better source to learn how to care for Privet than the world experts? We interviewed UGA's very own Kellie Baxter, who is in charge of caring for the Privet hedges in the stadium. First, a little background from Kellie about the hedges themselves. In 1929, after the completion of our new stadium, it was decided that hedges would make the field look nice. After deciding that roses would not do well, Privet was agreed upon. Ever since that day our Privet hedges have been the stuff of legends. We here at Georgia consider them quite holy and the games that go on between th
Sweet Pomegranate Tree is suitable for a large container and is somewhat smaller than other varieties. It grows to about 12 feet and has orange-red flowers in late spring, producing beautiful pink fruits in the fall. The Sweet Pomegranate tree is a large fruit with light pink flesh, and the taste is sweet and juicy. This ornamental tree has glossy, leathery leaves that are narrow and lance-shaped. The 'Sweet' Pomegranate is self-pollinated, as well as cross-pollinated by insects. Cross-pollination with another pomegranate will increase the fruit set. It will produce fruit in 3-5 years.
Pomegranates should be placed in the sunniest, warmest part of the
Preparing your lawn properly lawn care maintenance for the fall and winter months takes planing. Learn proper lawn care maintenance for the fall and winter months. This video shares landscaping tips that help you care for your lawn to ensure your lawn grass is prepared for the Fall and Winter.
Transcript: Late summer now, and that is the last shortcut mowing I'm going to give to the lawn. We are going to start thinking in terms of the lawn going dormant, in terms of leaving the grass go a little bit longer than we have in the past.
As far as lawn maintenance goes, we are going to start thinking about winter now. Over the next few months things are going to start cooling down. Leaves are going to begin to fall. And we want to make sure we are ready and
Blueberry bushes are enjoying a little renaissance in home gardening. You can readily find them in garden centers and with so many varieties these days, the probability of finding one that grows in your climate is pretty good. They are easy to grow and are so delicious when they're fresh!
Pruning blueberry bushes is necessary to maintain their health. However, you must be careful as pruning can directly effect the fruit production of your plant. Pruning is best done when the bush is dormant, either in the late fall or the early spring. Spring is often the preferred time because you will be able to see which (if any) branches were da