While we haven’t had a lot of huge snow events this year, almost every week there’s enough of a risk of snow or ice to put down road salt at least once. Over time, this salt can splash onto parking lot and roadside plants enough to damage the foliage, or temporarily shock the soil with too much salt for the plant roots. Salt draws water out of plant cells and leaves them looking burnt and stunted. In cases of soil salt accumulation, sometimes it just looks like a plant is smaller and struggling compared to the same plant a few feet further back from the street.
Starting a new landscaping project is exciting but it can be stressful as well, especially when deciding on building materials. Believe it or not, stone plays a huge role in landscaping projects which is why it is so important to pick the one that works best for you. Whether you are needing it for pavement, stepping stones, a new fireplace, or as lawn edging, it is important to know which selection of stone would be perfect for the job.
We were brainstorming ideas for blog posts last year based on common customer questions. While many questions can be answered broadly in a blog post like this, others are highly specific to a place and time. Today's question, "Is my tree dead?" falls at the intersection of the two types of questions. To assess any individual tree it would be most helpful to see it in person, but there are three helpful tricks to see if a tree is dead or just stressed or a species that is slow to come back in the spring.
Call before you dig - it's a phrase we've all heard at least a dozen times. But why is it so important? Careless digging can cause serious damage to people, property, and the environment. Even a less serious problem from damaged utilities, like losing TV service for a few days, can cause major headaches. As a landscape company, we work with Indiana811 a lot, so I asked some of our team members to share 8 things you might not know about Indiana811.
Winter is upon us, and the world outside our windows has become a lot more grey and dreary. When we approach a new design, it is not at all unusual for the client to request that we include plants that will look interesting all year round. For most, their mind will automatically turn to evergreens, but there are so many more plants that can light up the winter landscape in other ways.
Poinsettias are a favorite around the holidays. While they are available in a variety of colors, they are most popular in their red variety. Their bright and cheery appearance can dress up any home for the holiday season as a festive centerpiece or addition to Christmas decor. However, once the Christmas season has passed, it can be a challenge to get you poinsettia to rebloom. That is why FTD has put together a guide to the basics of poinsettia care and tips and tricks on how to get yours to bloom once the holiday season has passed. Enjoy!
Roses have always been a favorite garden plant, and with the introduction of easy-to-grow Knockout roses anyone can enjoy blooms all summer. But lately we've been seeing a spike in a disease that will ruin your roses: rose rosette disease. If you want to keep your roses, the disease must be caught early and cut out aggressively. So we want you to know the warning signs.