Every day is a good day to plant trees and shrubs

One of the things I look forward to each year is helping all the customers that are looking for assistance with landscape questions. I feel like it helps me keep my finger on the “pulse of the business” and I’m always enlightened when I hear what many homeowners and gardeners share with me. One of the things that I hear most often from our customers is that they think they're limited to planting trees and shrubs in the early spring. Very often I'm asked if it's "too late to plant?"

Using Spring Annuals

The month of March is a tumultuous time on Long Island. The last few years March has been a reminder of winter and its tenacity. Snow storms that lasted into April strained our patience.

7 Outdoor Christmas Decorations Ideas in Your Front Garden

Christmas is not a time for holding back. Indeed, one study found that the average person in the US will fork out $633 on their festivities this year. That's a considerable sum! Where does the money go?! Gifts, food, travel ... and decorations. In fa...

How to Take Care of Your Real Christmas Tree

Nothing says Christmas more than picking out a tree! You may have winter houseplants around your home to help with the nostalgia for gardening, but nothing beats the attention and care a real Christmas tree needs. It is sure to bring the holiday chee...

11 Stylish Indoor Plant Ideas for Your Next Party

Are you at your wit's end because you're hosting a party? Prepping a home for lots of guests is stressful, but plants can help. And not because of all their surprising health benefits.

How to Build a Greenhouse in 10 Easy Steps

So you're a horticulturalist with a passion for growing plants, and you've decided to build a greenhouse. This is actually a common project for many gardening enthusiasts, though the size of the job can be intimidating. Luckily for you, learning how...

How to Make Your Own Plant Food From Scratch

When it comes to helping plants grow, you can never underestimate the power of plant food. There are plenty of brands of plant food on the market, but do you know what chemicals are inside, and how they can affect you? That's why it may be best to ma...

5 Magical Ideas for Making Your Own Fairy Garden

There's something magical about stepping out into your garden and seeing a tiny door nestled into one of your trees. Or seeing small stepping stones leading up a pot towards a tiny home.

How to Make Gardening Fun for Kids

Do you want to share your green thumb with your children? Great! Gardening is a truly beneficial activity for kids. Gardening allows your children to create something beautiful; they grow flowers, vegetables, and a variety of different plants. Garden...

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Gardening

Did you know that spending time outdoors can seriously boost your health? Specifically, gardening offers many benefits to your mind, body, and spirit. Our physical and mental health is affected by our environment and activities. It is crucial to choo...