Monthly Archives:March 2012

  Two good garden related articles in the Washington Post this morning.   The first one discusses the qualities of Helleborus (Lenten Rose), a wonderful early season bloomer. Read more here: The second article talks about the benefits of using fireplace ash in the garden:

Warning: Cold Weather Tonight   It looks like Mother Nature isn’t quite ready to is not quite ready to give up on cold weather. Tonight’s forecast is for temperatures in the high 20’s to low 30’s. This means that some tender plants could be affected.   Here are some things to consider: Cover the most…

Be A Suburban Farmer   Nothing tastes better, or is better for you, than fresh grown vegetables. It is even more rewarding when you grow them yourselves. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of work to get a garden started. Removing turf, tilling in organic matter and fertilizer…who has the time? And then there is the…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] With the early warm weather here, our team has been actively visiting our client’s properties to check on work in progress and to assess any site conditions. One of the benefits of doing this is that we get to see some of the beautiful plants that we care for in bloom. After all, we…

Got Mulch (It Does A Plant Good!)   Just as robins and daffodils are harbingers of spring, so are landscapers putting down mulch. A fresh application of mulch on one’s gardens is a great way to sweep away the gray of winter. Besides appearance, what are the benefits of mulch?       Mulch keeps plant…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Deer Skulls Wearing Sombreros! You never know you will see on a trail. This week’s Death Race training was running in the Seneca Greenway Trail 50K, which is actually 34 miles, not 32. I wanted to do this race because I did not train for it. In fact, my longest run leading up to…

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