Winter Landscape Tips

With the “official” start of winter upon us on December 21, your landscape is probably looking a little drab and just like how you used the top 10 summer gardening tips to protect your garden its high time you do the same with your garden for the winter. To combat the blues, brighten things up […]



Turning Your Irrigation On/Off Video

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Bird Baths are Helpful in Winter

<p>As winter temperatures fall many people are helping wild birds stay warm by allowing them to take dips in bird baths. In addition to drinking, birds need a place to bathe when temperatures drop. Clean feathers help birds stay warm, and a bird bath with open water is often the only way for some birds […]



Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas

With the holidays upon us we thought we would share some fun ideas on how to make your home festive and warm this season! Add a few festive, fall colored throw pillows or blankets on the sofa. Buy a pumpkin scented candle to make your home really “smell” like Thanksgiving! Update your landscape with some […]



Organic Can Be Easy

By now, most gardeners are familiar with “organic gardening”. While many of you are followers of organic gardening, I imagine you have discovered some of its drawbacks. For example, an organic pesticide will not kill every insect in your yard and may not work as quickly as a chemical pesticide. Organic fertilizers will not force […]



Why Fall Planting is So Great!

Fall is the best time to plant. Moana Nursery tells you this every year, but maybe you need convincing. So let us explain why fall planting is so good for plants! It’s pretty simple, actually. In the fall, the warm soil encourages root growth. Roots continue to grow through the winter until the ground actually […]



Tips for August Gardening!

It is that time of year. Our ‘normal’ weather has returned with a vengeance. Keeping plants healthy with appropriate watering and preventing voracious insects from devouring them are major challenges. This is also the time that in most gardens we can anticipate the yields of our efforts. Flowers, fruits, and veggies are coming into their […]



Gardening is a Natural Attraction for Children

(From The Washington Post) – Gardeners and kids have a lot in common. The most conspicuous similarities being that both like to pluck flowers, pick fruits and berries, study insects and, not least, get wet and dirty. It’s a natural match, and adults can nurture young people’s interest in horticulture by inviting them to help […]



Why Plan for Fall Bulbs Now?

Gardening with Gail If you’re serious about having a three season garden, then start it now while you’re planting your summer plants. Whether you are putting in a new tree, shrubs or rose bush, prepare the area by making it a little wider at the base and do an under planting of flowers with a […]



Chemical Pesticides

Organic & Green with Lisa Braginton This may seem a strange place to talk about chemical pesticides, but it seems a perfect time to address issues that may be arising in your yard and garden: many of our customers are coming in with powdery mildew on their roses and apples, weeds in their pathways, and […]