When it comes to landscaping, you can have the most glorious specimen tree shading a perfectly manicured border garden, but if your lawn is less than ideal, that is all they will notice. Having a stunning yard can be easier than you think and fall is the time to get it done. So strap on your gloves and get to work, there is no time to waste.
Once the cool, crisp evening air arrives in autumn and pumpkin spice cycles back to the market, porch flower planters become a staple of every household. The relentless heat of summer made it difficult to give your container plantings enough water to make up for the constant scorch of the summer sun. Thankfully, the autumn sun is much more forgiving and your container garden can reemerge with a plethora of foliage, fruit, and blooms.
I’ll let you in on a little gardening secret... plants grow. Shocking, right? Eventually, your houseplants will outgrow the beautiful containers you put them in and need some more room to stretch their legs. Repotting will boost your plant's vigor and promote the development of a healthy root system. However, it is important to know when and how to properly replant a houseplant in order to effectively encourage plant growth.
Although spring is famous for being the time to garden, fall can be equally as beneficial. You just need to know what to plant and how to prepare your fall garden.
Anyone with a green thumb will tell you that pest issues are inevitable. Here are some tips to help you identify some common pests in your garden. Keep a close eye on your garden so you can catch and combat these pests before they do some real damage. While there are chemical insecticides on the market, and available at Patuxent Nursery, that can control and kill intruders, there are organic and preventative measures that can be taken.
Imagine for a second; you’re sitting back on your lounge with the sun going down; no sound but the water cascading from your waterfall. There is something exceptionally tranquil about the presence of water in a landscape area. Creating this perfect getaway is much easier than you think, and does not have to break the bank.
The most alluring gardens have a mixture of textures and colors that are intriguing to the eye. Beyond mixing perennials, grasses, and trees, one can utilize stone in their landscape design to create a balanced effect. Options can vary from marking the borders of the garden, incorporating a design within the interior, to making the stone the centerpiece of your landscape design.