Controlling weeds in your garden ensures the health and vigor of your perennials, annuals and veggies.
Cutting the spent flowers and flower stalks from perennials and annuals is referred to as "deadheading" and can extend the blooming period of many perennials and enhance the aesthetics and cleanliness of the garden. Annual plants also benefit from deadheading by means of increased branching and flower bud production.
Proper horticultural pruning techniques combined with knowledge of each plants' cultural needs produces healthier, stronger, and more vigorous woody plants.
Choosing the right plant for your garden involves many environmental factors in addition to proper maintenance after installation. Proper installation techniques are also key your garden's long-term success.
Most perennials benefit from division when they grow too large, including iris, ornamental grasses, peony, hosta, bee balm, and any other over-grown perennials in your garden.
Fertilizing & Soil Amendments
Soil is a living ecosystem that provides food and protection to plants, microorganisms, fungi, and small animals. Since nutrients can leach or volatilize from the soil, nutrients should be monitored and added as necessary.
Monitoring for insect pests and diseases ensures that pest populations remain under control. This can be done using beneficial insects, physical removal of the pest or plant material, and/or chemical applications when necessary.
Mulch helps prevent weed seeds from germinating, helps retain soil moisture, lowers the temperature of the soil surface, and improves the aesthetics of the garden.
Drip irrigation systems are best for xeriscapes and lush native gardens alike. This irrigation system delivers water directly to each plant at the soil surface at a slow rate, allowing for maximum water retention.