This is our annual reminder that with the Fall Equinox behind us, there are a certain set of annual tasks that need attention. So, let's check in on some of the things Ben's Creek Nursery is doing this season and into the next. For the past few weeks we have begun aeration and overseeding in … Continue reading Fall Lawncare Notes
We are re-posting this article from September of 2019, because ... well, they're back! Armies are good, especially our army. And worms are good things, too. But fall armyworms … that's a different story. We like our lush, green lawns, and so do these little pests. Fall armyworms are connoisseurs of fine lawns, especially fresh, … Continue reading If It’s Fall These Must Be Armyworms
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