Category Archives: Garden Bed Maintenance

Spring into Maintenance For an Effortless Year

With spring whispering in the wind it’s time to think about the landscape again.  Some years spring comes barreling in before we are ready and that may be this year if you can believe a rodent predicting spring is around the corner.     If I had a wishing well what would I wish for?  … Continue reading Spring into Maintenance For an Effortless Year

What a Wet Spring Means for Kansas City Gardeners

For the past several years, one of the most important blog topics we have touched on has dealt with the dry fall and winter seasons experienced in Kansas City. Indeed, dry falls and winters wreak havoc on many plants – especially evergreens, and up until the winter of 2018/2019, Kansas City has had its share. … Continue reading What a Wet Spring Means for Kansas City Gardeners

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…for Planting

Well, when Andy Williams said, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” he was talking about Christmas – and I suppose he has a point. But for landscapers, horticulturists, and home gardeners in the Midwest, fall is the most wonderful time of the year. As a landscaper, I’m often asked when is the best … Continue reading It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…for Planting

10 Things I Learned about Gardening in Kansas City in 2018

Gardening can be tricky no matter where you live, but this past year Kansas City gardens and landscapes were really put to the test. Erratic temperature swings, weeks of drought conditions and unusual weather patterns caused many homeowners, businesses and even cities to lose even well-established trees and bushes. So what can we learn from … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned about Gardening in Kansas City in 2018

Kansas City Experiences Crazy Spring Weather

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

Winter Is An Important Time In The Garden

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

3 Ways to Give Your Containers Some Fall Pizazz

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

The “Wait Not Wade” Woes – Planting in Wet Soil

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

Greenleaf’s Garden Inspirations: Part 1

At Greenleaf Garden Services we work on various projects throughout the year, from rain gardens and garden beds to water diversion projects and fire pit installations. We wanted to share some of our favorite projects with you! Check them out below. Rain Garden Project Homeowners’ Problem: These Kansas City homeowners came to us looking for … Continue reading Greenleaf’s Garden Inspirations: Part 1

Seasonal Care Tips for Happy & Healthy Garden Beds

Each new season brings about a unique set of opportunities and constraints in terms of what can or cannot happen NOW as well as what things can help you continuously prepare for the months ahead. Greenleaf would like to take this opportunity to explain tips on how you, as a homeowner or garden enthusiast, can … Continue reading Seasonal Care Tips for Happy & Healthy Garden Beds