“No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden”. ~ Thomas Jefferson
From the historic flower displays at Jefferson’s Monticello to a patio herb garden, we can all enjoy the delights of nature in our own yards and gardens. Now is the perfect time to start planning this year’s garden.
A beautiful winter garden? It is possible with a little planning and the right elements, your winter garden can be its own kind of beautiful.
Parkstrip your yard with tips from Localscapes. Parkstrips use local plants, are water wise and have varying elements to bring interest to your yard.
Utah is home to 900 amazing and diverse native bees. They are proficient and essential pollinators. Compared to honey bees, native bees are better at pollinating apple, squash, melon, tomatoes and native plants. Unfortunately, native bee populations are in decline due in part to habitat loss and pesticide use. You can make a difference by supporting a native bee population right in your own backyard.
I’m sure we don’t have to tell you that shade trees are an important part of your landscape. The summer months can be almost unbearable outside but a shade tree can turn a hot backyard into a cool oasis. Our landscape experts can help you pick the perfect tree for your space.
We’ve got an easy solution to give your summer garden an instant update. Here’s a list of low maintenance perennials for your yard. Easy to plant and easy to take care of.
The Perennial Plant Association is a trade association composed of members professionally involved in the herbaceous perennial industry. The P.P.A.’s mission is to connect professionals, provide education and promote perennial plants. Every year the P.P.A. celebrates Perennial Gardening Month in June.
Why create a butterfly garden? Other than the obvious reason that butterflies are beautiful and their flight seems to bring a little magic everywhere they go. Butterflies are losing their natural habitat due to urbanization, deforestation and agriculture. You and your family can help by creating a butterfly sanctuary in your own backyard.
What is humic acid? And how is it like diamonds? Humic and fulvic acids are the decomposed by-products of dinosaur-era plants and animals. Millions of years of aging and compaction will eventually turn dinosaur-era waste into coal, diamonds and a layer of humic and fulvic acids. This acid layer is what interests us most for your garden. Humic acid can be harvested and ground into granules or dissolved into a liquid.
Spring has officially begun and along the Wasatch Front, the gardening projects are starting. One very popular question we get this time of year is how and when to cut back perennial grasses.
With the explosion in their popularity over the past years maintaining perennial grasses is a must for nearly every gardener. The nice part is this is a simple chore that pays dividends throughout the season.