Category Archives: General News & Tips

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

Your Trees & Shrubs Are in Danger of “Winter Kill”

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”

Is It too Late to Plant a Garden in June?

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?

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

Groundcovers: Mother Nature’s Carpet

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

Seasonal Spectrums

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

Warming Up The Experience: Outdoor Patio Project Recap

The weathers changing again and if you’re like me, spending more time outside, especially with friends and loved ones, is a must to keep the spirits high and positive vibes alive!   Not only is it the connection to one another that drives you, it’s the closeness you feel to the world around you not confined … Continue reading Warming Up The Experience: Outdoor Patio Project Recap

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

Fun Things To Do In Kansas City’s Winter Wonderland

Kansas City’s winter season is visually interesting, though we often find ourselves seeking something more from our winter wonder landscapes. What people consider ‘winter interest’ and even what each individual deems interesting, in any season for that matter, can be a surprise just like gifts from Santa on Christmas morning!  Join me as we take … Continue reading Fun Things To Do In Kansas City’s Winter Wonderland