Replace Dead & Dying Plants

Replace Dead & Dying Plants

Inevitably some plants will decline and eventually die. The causes will vary. What should be done about it? That answer depends largely on YOU! If you care to make your environment aesthetically pleasant both for yourself and those around you, then perhaps you should...
Renovation Pruning

Renovation Pruning

With time many plants gradually become larger and regular maintenance pruning just won’t cut it. Then it’s time for renovation pruning. Over the years we have learned that regular ornamental pruning is not adequate for many plants. By ornamental pruning we mean the...
Cutting Back Perennials

Cutting Back Perennials

Perennials, ornamental grasses, and many ferns look best when cut back annually. The exact timing depends on the plant. Eliminating last year’s old growth makes way for succulent new growth. Otherwise you see both dead old and new foliage. What to cut back Many...
New Lawn Care

New Lawn Care

After planting a new lawn, the owner must water appropriately. Otherwise a perfectly installed lawn may fail. Too much water is bad; too little is worse. The soil must be firm enough to walk on by the first mowing. Initial Sod Lawn Care Water your new sod lawn. That...
Prune Roses

Prune Roses

Roses should be pruned in late February or early March in the Portland, Oregon area. Weak canes should be removed, excess canes cut out, height reduced, and cut to outside facing buds. When to do final pruning Here we are talking about pruning just before the growing...