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The Best Spring Bulbs

As winter bids farewell, it's time to usher in the vibrant colors and fragrances of spring. Planting bulbs is a surefire way to ensure a spectacular floral display. In this guide, we'll explore the best bulbs for spring, offering a palette of colors, shapes, and scents that will transform your garden into a blooming [...]

By |2024-01-22T15:04:56-05:00March 1st, 2024|Autumn plants, Gardening Tips|Comments Off on The Best Spring Bulbs

The Best Fertilizing Schedule

Achieving a lush and vibrant landscape requires more than just soil and sunlight—it demands a strategic and well-timed fertilizing schedule. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the key elements of the best fertilizing schedule to ensure your outdoor spaces thrive with health and beauty. Understanding Your Landscape's Needs: Before establishing a fertilizing schedule, assess [...]

By |2024-01-22T13:55:55-05:00February 15th, 2024|Gardening Tips, Landscaping Tips|Comments Off on The Best Fertilizing Schedule

Winter Landscape Maintenance

Winter brings its own set of challenges for maintaining outdoor landscapes, but with a few key practices, you can ensure your garden and surroundings stay in top shape even in the colder months. Staten Island is USDA hardiness zone 7b which tells us what plants can stay outdoors and which will require extra care [...]

By |2024-01-22T13:06:39-05:00January 22nd, 2024|Gardening Tips|Comments Off on Winter Landscape Maintenance

Cherry Blossom Trees in Staten Island

Staten Island, one of New York City's five boroughs, is a beautiful place to live, work, and visit. And what better way to enhance its natural beauty than by planting a cherry blossom tree? Cherry blossom trees, also known as sakura trees, are native to Japan but can thrive in many other climates, including Staten [...]

By |2023-04-23T12:32:33-04:00April 23rd, 2023|Gardening Tips|Comments Off on Cherry Blossom Trees in Staten Island

How to Start Vegetable Seeds Indoors

Starting vegetable seeds indoors can be a great way to get a head start on your garden and ensure healthy seedlings for transplanting. Here are some steps to follow: Choose the right containers: You can use small plastic or peat pots, trays with compartments or even egg cartons. Make sure the containers have drainage [...]

By |2023-03-11T11:12:39-05:00March 11th, 2023|Gardening Tips|Comments Off on How to Start Vegetable Seeds Indoors

Can I Prune my Plants During the Winter Months?

One of the most important parts of maintaining a healthy and attractive garden is the art of pruning. Winter can be one of the best times to prune your landscape. Easier clean up and less stress on the plants are two of the biggest benefits. Deciduous is a term used with trees or shrubs [...]

By |2023-01-16T11:17:32-05:00February 11th, 2023|Gardening Tips|Comments Off on Can I Prune my Plants During the Winter Months?

Attract your Favorite Birds to your Garden

Staten Island is home to many bird species that do not fly south for the winter. In order to survive the difficult winter months, they must have shelter and be able to take advantage of food sources. Food, shelter and a little bit of water is something that can easily be provided in the [...]

By |2023-01-12T11:29:18-05:00January 16th, 2023|Gardening Tips|Comments Off on Attract your Favorite Birds to your Garden

Winter Landscape Maintenance

Its dull, gloomy and Spring is still 74 days away. However for those who are a little stir crazy, the winter months are a great time for landscape maintenance. With deciduous trees bare this time of year, it makes for a great time to evaluate branch structure and be able to better view the [...]

By |2023-01-05T15:14:13-05:00January 5th, 2023|Gardening Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Winter Landscape Maintenance

October Garden Checklist

As the cooler weather starts to approach, now is a great time to prepare your garden for the winter before it gets too cold. The previous article on this months blog went in depth into the importance of keeping your plants trimmed and why now is the time to do it. Here is a list [...]

By |2022-01-28T13:59:51-05:00October 15th, 2022|Autumn plants, Gardening Tips|Comments Off on October Garden Checklist

Time To Prune Your Shrubs

Different plants can be pruned at different times of the year, but in general the majority of plants can tolerate an Autumn hair cut. The reason the autumn is a good time to do your trimming is because plants are finished growing for the season and are beginning to enter dormancy for the long winter. [...]

By |2022-01-28T13:27:55-05:00October 1st, 2022|Gardening Tips|Comments Off on Time To Prune Your Shrubs
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