Perennial Favorites: Sun-Friendly Perennials

Perennial Favorites: Sun-Friendly Perennials

It's National Perennial Month! We're sharing our love of these lasting beauties all month long. While there are many types of perennials, we've split them into sun perennials, shade perennials, native perennials and pollinating perennials - each week we'll share our favorites from the different categories. Let's start with sun perennials, here are our five favorite sun-loving plants that will brighten your garden all summer long. Day Lilly (Hemerocallis) This flower distinguishes itself with its profuse bloom and compact size. It stands at about 16" tall and is great for containers and landscaped borders. It's…continue reading →
Lawn Care Products You Should Be Using Now

Lawn Care Products You Should Be Using Now

Everyone wants the greenest lawn on the block. But with the unpredictable weather we've had this past month, your lawn may be looking...dismal. Don't worry, we have remedies to get your grass looking fresh as can be while also preventing critters from overtaking your outdoor living space and gardens. Here is a list from our lawn care team about what lawn care products you should be using to ensure a healthy, bug and fungus free lawn this summer. Mosquito Control Why? Between the excess water on lawns, and the recent heat makes this…continue reading →
Five Mosquito Fighting Products for Your Property

Five Mosquito Fighting Products for Your Property

If you're worried about mosquitoes ruining your backyard parties this summer, now is the time to think about preventing them from moving in in the first place. This year especially, mosquitoes are predicted to be out in full force and with the threat of Zika Virus and other mosquito-borne diseases, there is certainly a reason to be concerned. The first line of defense is clearly by covering exposed skin, and using a DEET spray. However, for those of you interested in treating your yard and preventing the little buggers from breeding further -…continue reading →
How to Treat Lawn Fungus

How to Treat Lawn Fungus

Have you ever noticed some browning spots on your lawn? Or maybe some mushrooms have been popping up. Chances are you have a lawn fungus and you don't even know it. The conditions around Maryland have been ripe for lawn fungus, so now is the time to treat and prevent against lawn fungus. How to tell if you have lawn fungus There are a few signs of lawn fungus that you may be already seeing but not know exactly what it is or the cause. Some of the more common signs of lawn…continue reading →
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 unglazed clay, wood, or moss-lined. These types…continue reading →
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 gift for mom to brighten up…continue reading →
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 a 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: Not only does this improve the appearance of the yard there are also horticultural benefits. While some thatched leaves are good for the turf, too much may prevent sunlight from…continue reading →
Winter Interest Series: Winter Containers

Winter Interest Series: Winter Containers

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 not insulated from the freezing…continue reading →
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. In the fall, two things are key to the health of your pond; you must trim back your plants and net your pond to keep debris from settling…continue reading →
Benefits of a Professional Landscape Design

Benefits of a 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 conditions, wind direction, drainage problems…continue reading →