Mulch ado about Thatch

I was having a chat with a client recently about thatch on their lawn. I mentioned the word thatch and the client ‘s eyes bulged as if said there were zombies in their shed. One thing a lot of people don’t understand is thatch is a naturally occurring integral part of your lawn. Excess thatch … Read more

An Ounce of Prevention….

An Ounce of Prevention… I had a call from a colleague this morning about his trees. Every year he applies dormant oil / lime sulfur to his trees as a preventative. He is worried it may be too late as we have had such terrific weather this spring. We are now, April 3, 2020 in … Read more

Summer Lawn Care

So one my pet peeves is lawn care. There are a number of landscape designers who hate lawns and call them a waste of resources. I am agnostic as far as lawns go. I have seen louses with large lawns that looked good and houses with no lawns that look good. Healthy lawns have some … Read more

Audrey II

An interesting morning. I love mornings. I love spring mornings when the plants are all dripping from the overnight rain. There is a low cloud, it is misty and drizzly. We do our best to develop connections with our clients. We have a client that had an out-of-control wisteria in her back yard. She has … Read more

April Pruning

Spring is here. What an odd year we are having. The COVID-19 isolation is hurting many people very profoundly. Our business is hurting. But I’ll tell you something. I would rather be hurting in my business than be sick – or worse. And I would rather be at home than run the possibility of infecting … Read more

Starting Seeds

Good day! And a good day it is. I enjoy this time of year. I am very busy at school teaching about what I love. Spring is coming and to someone in the business that means it is about to be stupid crazy busy. People seem to be in better moods in the spring. I … Read more

Container gardens!

Oh dear. I looked at the date and then realized I have been a total putz as far as keeping up with this. My apologies to me for this. I am sure anyone reading this has not even noticed the dates on the postings….. I am writing this post without access to the internet. I … Read more

Green Side Up

It has been far too long since I have written on this blog. I have had an odd few months and neglected not only this blog but my personal foray into horticulture as well. I may or may not have mentioned this but I teach horticulture. I teach a bunch of courses to Horticultural Apprentices … Read more