Container Gardening: How to Get Started

Container Gardening: How to Get Started

Container Gardening: How to Get Started If you're looking for a way to brighten up your porch, patio or front entrance, consider adding a bright, colorful container or planter. Not only do containers add beautiful pops of color, but it is an easy way to get started with container gardening. Choosing Your Container Choosing the right type of container can make or break your success with container gardening. Make sure whatever container you choose has good drainage and is large enough to allow root development. You may consider a more porous container like…continue reading →
Our Top Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Our Top Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Our Top Mother's Day Gift Ideas Mother’s Day is right around the corner - and what better way to celebrate the favorite women in your life than to gift her with something beautiful for her yard or home garden. We rounded up our top mother’s day gift ideas for you to make your shopping for mom this Mother’s Day that much easier. Hanging Baskets What better gift to give than a beautiful hanging basket that can be kept hanging outside on a patio or on a front porch? Hanging baskets are a great…continue reading →
Benefits of a Seasonal Clean-Up for Your Yard

Benefits of a Seasonal Clean-Up for Your Yard

Benefits of a Seasonal Clean-Up for Your Yard It might still be winter but now is the perfect time to start thinking about getting a seasonal clean-up for your yard. Not sure if your yard needs a spring clean-up? Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of a seasonal clean-up: A Spring clean-up from Patuxent Nursery is customized to each properties needs but always includes the following 4 items: 1. Removal of Leaves, Weeds, Twigs and Obvious Debris Not only does this improve the appearance of the yard there are also horticultural…continue reading →
Winter Interest Series: Winter Containers

Winter Interest Series: Winter Containers

Creating a Winter Container Design Many gardeners have containers in their gardens, patios and entrance ways. There is no need to give up on them just because winter is approaching. In fact, this is the time our gardens are in most need of some color and winter interest. You can even use the containers that held your warm season plantings, as long as they are frost resistant. Creating a winter design is not difficult but plants are less cold hardy in a container than when planted in the ground because the roots are…continue reading →
How to Maintain Your Pond this Winter

How to Maintain Your Pond this Winter

How to Maintain Your Pond this Winter A healthy pond is an enjoyable pond.  A well-balanced pond tends to take care of itself but there is basic maintenance required throughout the year.  We all know about cleaning filters, servicing pumps and fertilizing plants in the spring and summer but pond owners often neglect their pond once the weather turns cold. Here are some basic tips for how to maintain your pond this winter. Maintaining a Healthy Pond in Winter In the fall, two things are key to the health of your pond; you must…continue reading →
Benefits of a Professional Landscape Design

Benefits of a Professional Landscape Design

Benefits of Professional Landscape Design There are many reasons for investing in a professional landscape design.  First and foremost, a small upfront investment in a landscape plan will save you money in the long run. A professional plan will not only have the correct plants for the different areas of your yard, but it will also address many issues that a homeowner may not even consider. A homeowner typically only thinks of plants when planning landscaping. This is actually the last thing a professional landscaper should consider. A landscape plan should address light…continue reading →
An Easy, Low Maintenance Clean Air Houseplant: Sansevieria

An Easy, Low Maintenance Clean Air Houseplant: Sansevieria

An Easy, Low Maintenance Clean Air Houseplant: Sansevieria Also known as Mother-In-Law’s Tongue or Snake Plant, Sansevieria is a popular choice for an easy, low maintenance clean air houseplant for some very good reasons. Sansevieria is an excellent plant for a beginner gardener because you don't have to have a green thumb to keep this plant in good health. It tolerates neglect well and it doesn't need a lot of light or water to thrive. The tall thick leaves store moisture, which means they don’t require a lot of water. Low light conditions…continue reading →
Top 5 Trees for Fall Color

Top 5 Trees for Fall Color

Top 5 Trees for Fall Color Add Fall color to your garden by planting one of these 5 trees. These trees are all in-stock and on sale now at Patuxent Nursery in Bowie, MD! 1. Maples October Glory and Autumn Blaze are excellent examples of Fall leaf color. Reds, yellows, oranges, and greens are a highlight of these trees. 2. Gingko Wonderful, golden yellow Fall color. Makes a great street tree or as a specimen. Only a few left! 3. Oaks Oaks are a great shade tree, as well as a wonderful wildlife tree.. Offering…continue reading →
7 Reasons Why You Should Plant Your Spring Garden in the Fall

7 Reasons Why You Should Plant Your Spring Garden in the Fall

7 Reasons Why You Should Plant Your Spring Garden in the Fall Spring is known for gardening but did you know that fall is a great time to plant? Here are 7 reasons why you should consider fall planting: 1. Its cooler out, which is great for both plants and gardeners. Gardeners can take advantage of milder temperatures and enjoy fall planting without the sweat and oppressive heat of spring or summer. Ideally your fall planting should be done by early November, about 6 weeks before hard frost. And for the plants, cooler…continue reading →