Did You Know You Can Plant in the Summer?

Did You Know You Can Plant in the Summer?

We’ve always been told to plant in spring and fall but warmer temperatures are still a good time to add interest to your landscaping beds. It only takes a little extra attention and a few simple techniques to help new summer plantings thrive. It is recommended to transplant existing plants in the fall or early spring (taking something up in your yard and moving it to another spot). You can plant new perennials, annuals, grasses and groundcovers, and trees and shrubs if the plants have spent the past several months in a container. Any shock…continue reading →
How to Grow A Wildflower Garden

How to Grow A Wildflower Garden

How to Grow A Wild and Wonderful Wildflower Garden There's something timeless and carefree about a wildflower garden. Wildflower gardens are full of beautiful annuals and perennials, a celebration of natural beauty. It can be intimidating to think about creating one in your landscape but it doesn't have to be. In fact, planting a stunning wildflower garden doesn't have to be hard at all.  Sometimes it's as simple as sprinkle, water and watch the wildflowers grow. There are easy wildflower seed kits, from such companies as Encap, that include all the essentials needed -…continue reading →
Top 5 Gift Picks for Mother’s Day

Top 5 Gift Picks for Mother’s Day

It's that time of year again; Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Instead of a last minute throw away gift, this year give that special woman (or women) in your life a gift that will last. Choose a living gift or patio furniture to enhance moms outdoor living space and will remind her of you and your thoughtfulness for months and years to come.  We rounded up our top 5 picks for mother’s day gift ideas to make your shopping easier: Patuxent Nursery has all these gift choices and more in-stock right now.…continue reading →
Early Spring Flowering Trees and Shrubs for Your Yard

Early Spring Flowering Trees and Shrubs for Your Yard

Our Favorite Early Spring Flowering Trees & Shrubs After a long, dark winter, the beautiful blooms of April are a delight for our eyes. There are so many beautiful flowering trees that are magnificent this time of year. Plant these beauties now to enjoy in your yard this spring and for years to come! One of the first shrubs to bloom in Spring is the Forsythia; their beautiful yellow color is like a ray of sunshine as we clear away the winter gray. The vibrant branches of yellow offer some of the best…continue reading →
3 Tips for Adding Privacy to Your Yard with Trees and Shrubs

3 Tips for Adding Privacy to Your Yard with Trees and Shrubs

When we walk outside into our yard it is always nice to have a little privacy.  But not everyone likes the expense or the look of traditional fencing. Over the years, we have had countless customers looking for creative ways to add privacy to their yards with trees and shrubs. Trees and shrubs create a natural barrier that not only looks beautiful, it is also functional. Here are some of our tried and true tips for adding screens to your yard with fast growing privacy trees and shrubs: Tip #1  – Add a…continue reading →
Maximize Your Space with Container Gardening

Maximize Your Space with Container Gardening

Ready to start your garden but you’re short on space? Maybe you live in an apartment or townhouse or space is limited in your yard. Or, you just want to add an extra pop of color on the patio or porch. No worries – container gardening can be an easy and quick fix. All you need is the container, soil, fertilizer and plants. Here are the basic steps you need to take to get the container garden of your dreams: Choosing Your Container Choose plant pots and containers that add interest, color and…continue reading →
6 Reasons You Should Mulch

6 Reasons You Should Mulch

Nothing heralds the coming of Spring quite like a freshly mulched yard. But mulch isn’t just for aesthetics; it is also very beneficial to your plants and soils. Here are just 6 reasons you should mulch this Spring: Mulch helps improve soil moisture and prevents plants from drying out too quickly. Mulch helps reduce soil erosion and soil compaction. Mulch helps maintain optimal soil temperatures by creating a barrier from the heat and cold. Mulch helps increase soil nutrition as it decomposes by improving soil structure, thus providing better drainage and better use…continue reading →
Sugar Maple, the Sweetest Tree in the Yard

Sugar Maple, the Sweetest Tree in the Yard

Sugar Maple - The Sweetest Tree in the Yard Maple syrup, a common and delicious condiment, is abundant this holiday season as people move inside and plan on eating lots of carbohydrates for the winter; including pancakes and waffles. But those tasty breakfast treats aren’t nearly as delicious without some sweet maple syrup to pour on top. In Maryland, sugaring is less common than in colder climates like Vermont, New Hampshire, and Canada, but the same process occurs within the tree. Regardless of location, all trees produce sugar for energy that is stored…continue reading →
What is an Air Plant?

What is an Air Plant?

What is an Air Plant? Air plants are known for their simple look: as the name implies, they don’t need to be planted in soil. The term ‘air plants’ is the common name for Tillandsias, a type of Bromeliad. Air plants absorb moisture and nutrients through their leaves, while the the roots are used primarily to provide support for the plant. Where Can You Put an Air Plant? You can place an air plant in just about any place in your house. Typically, people place air plants, or Tillandsia, into glass terrariums or driftwood. Sometimes for aesthetics, small pebbles or glass beads are put underneath. How Do You Care for an…continue reading →
Caring for Your Live Christmas Tree

Caring for Your Live Christmas Tree

Not much evokes the holiday feeling than the feel and smell of a live Christmas tree. If you are going to get a live tree this year, here are some easy tips to ensure that it’s as beautiful on day one as it is after the holidays are over. Step 1: Choose a Healthy Tree Avoid trees with a lot of dead or brown needles. Gently bend a branch to make sure the needles are flexible and remain on the tree. Step 2: Prepare the Base of Your Tree Prepare the base of…continue reading →
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