Helping Your Lawn Beat the Heat

Jul. 13th, 2020 by W Scott McAdam Jr.

During our current stretch of dry and exceedingly hot conditions, proper irrigation of lawns is an urgent topic. It is important for the overall health of the turf, as well as to mitigate potential insect or disease presence. 

Even when people irrigate their lawns, they can suffer from a lack of drought tolerance that stems usually from one reason or another—or some combination of the two:

Mistake #1 – Watering at the wrong time

This Saturday, Partake in Pumpkin-Palooza!

Oct. 16th, 2019 by W Scott McAdam Jr.

For the past decade, we have been holding a Pumpkin Party in October to celebrate autumn with a family-friendly Halloween theme. And this year, we are stepping it up with our first-ever Pumpkin-Palooza.

You are invited to our garden center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. this Saturday, October 19th, and enjoy hayrides, painted faces, a pumpkin painting station, a spooky story time and sweet treats.

For Long-Term Flourishing, Our Mums Are the Word

Sep. 16th, 2019 by W Scott McAdam Jr.

One of the joys of horticulture is nurturing growth that lasts—those long-blooming, hardy plants that thrive through the end of the season.

At first glance, you may consider mums at big-box stores as the quintessential example of this sustained beauty. However, it’s only a matter of (just a little) time before you discover that what is in bloom now is sure to wilt and become brown. The reason this occurs is that these mums were likely grown in warm greenhouses to flush leaf growth and then chilled to force blooms to set earlier than is natural. 

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