The Green Thumb Lawn and Landscape Maintenance Hilton Head Island

Whether it’s perennials, annuals or vegetables, we can install your beds and maintain a healthy garden, including selection and planting of reliable plant varieties. Bluebird Gardening provides full-service garden and landscape design, including installation and maintenance throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area. We pay close attention to edging along side driveways, sidewalks, porches, and patios. We will define your landscape borders by vertically trimming a gap between the grass and the landscaping. Pre-emergent crabgrass control chemicals can still be applied to cool and warm season turfgrasses (HLA-6420).
Proper plant selection and knowledge of plant varieties and their size at maturity will help eliminate the need for major pruning. If a tree needs to be pruned several times each year to control its size, it may be the wrong species for a particular location. Plants are pruned for a number of reasons, so determine why you are pruning a plant before making that first cut. The main reasons for pruning include safety and the tree’s health and aesthetics. When pruning for safety reasons, remove branches that could fall and cause property damage or interfere with lines of sight on streets or driveways. However, always consult your local utility company or call a certified arborist for help.
Refer to the provided seed planting guide but if you’re unsure of the spacing, visualize the size of the mature plant and thin accordingly. Chrysanthemums, poinsettias, strawberries, and others need long nights to flower. If you want strawberries that flower and produce fruit when temperatures are between 35°F and 85°F, choose a variety labeled “day-neutral.” If your rhubarb sends up flower stalks, remove them so the plant will focus on foliage production, not seed production.
Spring is when to plant annuals like Marigold, Zinnia, and Celosia that will bloom through summer. Late-summer to early fall is the ideal planting time for autumn annuals including Dianthus, ornamental cabbage and kale, pansies and petunias. ( Mauvaises herbes —these fall annuals generally last through winter in Denton and Collin counties, TX.) Annuals make for a dynamic, vibrant, ever-changing landscape.
Some people love the meditative work of raking and removing leaves but need a hand when it comes to designing their space and planting their seeds and seedlings. Whatever the case may be, there is no shame in asking for a little help and paying for assistance with unwanted tasks. As gardeners, we usually don’t like to outsource these kinds of jobs and typically choose to do them ourselves, but life doesn’t always allow for such a hands on approach. Some seasons, we find ourselves with too many responsibilities to put the kind of time and dedication into our lawns and gardens as we normally do. Does that mean that we should just let the jobs go undone and allow our once beautiful landscapes to become overgrown and unnourished?

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