The Ultimate Guide to Fall Lawn Care

The Ultimate Guide to Fall Lawn Care

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.
Top 12 Fall Container Plant Ideas

Top 12 Fall Container Plant Ideas

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.
How to Repot a Houseplant

How to Repot a Houseplant

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.

What’s Bugging your 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.
Better your Backyard Design with Water Features and Water Gardens

Better your Backyard Design with Water Features and Water Gardens

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.

Incorporating Stones into Your Landscape

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. 
Shedding Light on Mystery Mulch

Shedding Light on Mystery Mulch

When it comes to creating the outdoor landscape of your dreams, there are a few key things to keep in mind that will help you bring it all together. While a great deal of attention is paid toward selecting beautiful flowering shrubs and perennials, many people fail to realize you are going to be way better off choosing your trees first. The plant experts at Patuxent Nursery have done the work for you, and highlighted a few specimen trees worthy of planting in your garden or landscape this year!
A Few of America’s Most Popular & Best Specimen Trees

A Few of America’s Most Popular & Best Specimen Trees

When it comes to creating the outdoor landscape of your dreams, there are a few key things to keep in mind that will help you bring it all together. While a great deal of attention is paid toward selecting beautiful flowering shrubs and perennials, many people fail to realize you are going to be way better off choosing your trees first. The plant experts at Patuxent Nursery have done the work for you, and highlighted a few specimen trees worthy of planting in your garden or landscape this year!
Tis the Season for Butterfly Bushes

Tis the Season for Butterfly Bushes

In full bloom this week: the bodacious butterfly bush. From June to October, each shrub flaunts long conical clusters of vibrant blooms that are irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds. The Butterfly Effect With an abundance of nectar, these shrubs are a perfect hangout for any social butterfly. Their honey scented fragrance is a magnet to any passing butterfly. New cultivars come in a wide range of colors from white to fuchsia to dark purple and everything in between. The Ground Rules First things first, good soil is the basis for a good plant.…continue reading →