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Frequently Asked Questions

I think something is eating my plant, what do I do?

You can bring in a specimen of the effected area and our team of horticulturists will identify the cause and supply a solution.

What type of guarantee is given with your plant material?

Click here to read our Plant Guarantee.

How do you plant a tree or shrub?

Soil is the most important factor in a plant’s growth. Ideally, it should be neutral, or slightly acidic, and should contain a good amount of organic matter such as peat moss. Peat is an organic matter that will increase aeration in heavy clay soil, and increase water retention in light, sandy soil. When planting, dig a hole just as deep and twice as wide as the root system. Then amend the soil with peat moss, back fill the hole, and tamp lightly with your foot. Finally, water your plant and keep it watered as needed.

Wet Feet, Wet Locations

A common complaint from homeowners is wet spots in the yard! With all the ground saturating snow this winter and abnormal rainfall early spring, you may have noticed a poorly drained area in your yard. These soggy places may stay wet for extended periods after it rains, making mowing difficult or gardening a challenge. While these spots eventually dry out, many plant species do not thrive in these locations during extended periods of moisture. However, if you do have one of these spots, you have the unique opportunity to grow many beautiful plants that are tolerant of wet conditions.

Rather than trying to make a wet spot dry, accept the fact that it will be wet much of the growing season. Depending on the size of your wet area, you may want to grow a mixture of shrubs and flowering plants. You could create a seasonal planting bed with a cluster of three different types of plant material such as a Red Maple tree for early spring and fall color with a grouping of Clethra for summer fragrant flowers and Winterberry Holly for winter interest. Stir up excitement by adding colorful pereenials such as, Yellow Flag Iris or Pink Astilbe. To increase visual interest, you can add a meandering bed of rounded stone. Vary the width of the stone bed and add a few larger pieces to make it appear more natural. The following chart is a moderate list of plant material that is tolerant of periodic moisture. Upon selecting a tree, please inquire about proper siting. Measure the area so you know how much of a space you need to fill the size of the bed you are looking to make. Remember to leave room for plants to grow. The space is just as important to a design as your plant material.

Watering 101

Gardening is not an exact science and we never really know just what the weather will bring from season to season or even day to day. We are certain however, that the most common cause of plant loss is either a lack of water, or in some instances, overwatering.

Plants have different moisture needs when they are first planted than when they become well established; and the way you water nursery stock (trees and shrubs) will be nothing like watering annuals or perennials.

Nursery plants need to develop a deep root system to sustain the foliage and flowers they will produce for many years. Consequently, trees and shrubs should be deeply watered every few days when planted and then regularly throughout the first year until well established. Frequent shallow waterings causes roots to reach for surface water. The root system never develops well and that results in a failing plant.

Perennials and annuals have much more shallow roots and need more frequent water as they acclimate to your garden. With good care, perennials will eventually become quite self sufficient. Annuals on the other hand will need regular watering to support their new foliage growth and flower production throughout the season.

Please talk to one of our plant experts for tips on watering your plants. We cannot live without sufficient water and neither can your plants!

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