One thing about living in the Midwest is that you never know, from year to year, what kind of weather to expect. A few years back we had snow on May 5th! Happy Cinco de Mayo! (The tulips were not happy!) This year, following a near-record cold April, we’ve experienced the second warmest start to … Continue reading Kansas City Experiences Crazy Spring Weather
There’s an old saying: “Nothing is sure except death and taxes”. Quite true. But I’d like to add a third item to that list: “If you don’t water your plants in the winter, they’re going to die.” That statement is probably not quite as sure as the first two, but it becomes increasingly more certain … Continue reading Your Trees & Shrubs Are in Danger of “Winter Kill”
For most gardeners, the winter months are a time to take it easy, evaluate the past seasons’ triumphs (and failures), and browse through gardening and design magazines in search of ideas to make the upcoming spring a blooming success. But the winter months are a valuable time to accomplish some important tasks in the garden … Continue reading Winter Is An Important Time In The Garden
By the end of the summer, your existing annuals may be showing some signs of summer distress. Fear not! Greenleaf Garden Services is here with some great ideas for freshening up those tired old planters with some glorious autumn colors. Mums the Word Adding some mums to existing planters will bring a bold splash of … Continue reading 3 Ways to Give Your Containers Some Fall Pizazz
While there may not be as much rain and the temperature continues to rise, underground moisture keeps plants watered so you can typically still successfully plant garden vegetables and plants in June. Year after year it’s the same thing. We get calls, questions, and concerns; asking whether or not it’s too late to plant? Did … Continue reading Is It too Late to Plant a Garden in June?
If you are anything like us, you’re itching to get outside, you’re always thinking about being outside, and when you have an opportune moment not preoccupied with other “things”, you are outside. So, you just got home from work, or it’s the weekend and time to plant those plants that have been sitting on the … Continue reading The “Wait Not Wade” Woes – Planting in Wet Soil
Are you struggling with a slope in your yard? Wind, water, and heightened activity can cause soil particles to move. This erosion ultimately leads to drainage and runoff issues for your property and can also have lasting effects for your neighbors. Adjacent properties, larger water systems, and the local environment can all be affected by … Continue reading Groundcovers: Mother Nature’s Carpet
It’s hard to believe it, but spring will be here before we know it! Wouldn’t it be great if you looked out your window and saw a perfect landscape with no leftover leaves or dead plant material and fresh mulch? We can make it happen. Sign up for our Annual Maintenance Plan Our annual maintenance … Continue reading Be Ready for Spring with Landscape Maintenance from Greenleaf
We posted this blog a couple of years ago and now here we are again making jokes but NOT about watering. Please read the following information carefully and give us a call if you’re worried about missing the boat. Enjoy and stay warm out there! Calling All Gardeners, Homeowners, & Tree Lovers!!! Unless you see … Continue reading Drought Alert!
Fall is the time for colors and yet another helpful way in which Mother Nature shows us the signs of a season well spent and a beautiful one to come. Greenleaf would like to take this opportunity to share with you some wonderful moments in time to tantalize your senses and help you treasure that … Continue reading Seasonal Spectrums