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
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
An existing landscape that isn’t working for you may not need a complete overhaul for you to be able to enjoy your landscape again. We have customers who like their landscape but need to make a few changes. Perhaps the loss of key plants left holes to fill in. A good maintenance visit may be … Continue reading Enjoy Your Landscape and Let Us Take Care of Maintenance
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
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
Yes, that’s right folks! It’s time to start thinking about fall cleaning again. Whether you’re looking for advice on what to do, how to do it, or just in need of a little extra help, Greenleaf is here to help save the day! From garden bed maintenance to drainage, planting, and hardscaping projects, our knowledgeable … Continue reading There’s No Need To Fear, Fall Cleaning Is Here!