Recent Blog Posts

Thirsty Trees

  Though trees are much more resilient than flowers or grass, you still need to pay attention to how much water they're getting, especially as hot weather hits.

Call a copper to save your outdoor potted plants from hungry slugs this season. Just wrap thin copper wire once around your pot, secure it by twisting the ends with pliers, and your slug problem should disappear. How's it work?

Planting Pointers

  When working on top of prepared soil, kneel on a piece of plywood to distribute your weight. Whatever you decide to plant, do all you can by reaching into your freshly prepared garden beds rather than flattening the soil with your sturdily clad feet.

Deck Check

Is your deck ready for friends, family and barbecues or are there loose boards with nails popping up? Do a deck check and, if it's the latter, a little TLC will keep it from looking like a wreck. This time of year cleaning and re-sealing is good but don't stop there.