It is said that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago; the second best time is today. For example, we donated these Tonto and Acoma crape myrtles in downtown Littleton some 12 years ago - and look at them now! This planting rule is true in spirit, but practically, there are … Continue reading Crape Myrtle Planting Season is Here!
We have an article from the North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association that we want to pass on to you regarding the availability of plants, shrubs, flowers, and other material in 2021. Read the whole thing, but the short answer it provides is: Shortages, delays, and higher prices are going to affect ... the [green] … Continue reading 2021: Shortage of Plants, Shrubs, & Flowers
We stumbled across this startling photo on a random journey through the interwebs, and wanted to share it with you. Can you count how many people are in this photo? It's kind of a Where's Waldo thing. Spoiler: the answer is 3 people (some think they see 4). But in the context of this website, … Continue reading Don’t Try This at Home
Happy New Year to all our customers and friends (pardon the redundancy)! We are kicking off the year with a yard and garden tip - hardscape (the industry generic term for patios, walkways, outdoor grilling areas, retaining walls, and the like) is not an expense, but an investment in your home. From several recent projects, … Continue reading Value Added
As September returns, we once again offer our annual reminder that early Fall is the time for aeration and overseeding. Aeration refers to air, which is what needs to be periodically introduced into the root system of your grass in order to encourage turf grass rooting, among other benefits. Overseeding is the practice of introducing … Continue reading Aeration & Overseeding
It is our belief that we will get through this trying time together and be better because of it.--Robert Neville So said the owner of Ben's Creek Nursery to our employees a few days ago, and he nicely sums up the spirit behind our efforts during the coronavirus outbreak. Our primary concerns center around the … Continue reading Coronavirus Update
With the Fall Equinox behind us, let's check in on what Ben's Creek Nursery is focusing on this season. For the past few weeks we have begun aeration and overseeding in earnest, and will be continuing those efforts into October. Aeration and overseeding are annual techniques begun just before the existing lawn begins its rapid … Continue reading Fall Lawncare Notes