Archive for the ‘Seasonal Planting’ Category
It is all too common to hear frustrated homeowners who have spent a notable amount of time, energy and money into planting spring flowers – only to find them half-eaten by sneaky rabbits just a few days later. At Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping, we are happy to help you avoid this devastating landscaping event. There are ways to protect your spring flowers and discourage hungry rabbits from ruining your landscaping efforts.
If you’ve been unwillingly providing flower snacks for nearby rabbits, here are some effective strategies to consider: continue reading
Whether you are planting them in your yard or sending them in a bouquet to a friend, flowers are meant to convey beauty and evoke a positive reaction. Unfortunately, looks can be deceiving, even with flowers. There are several common flower varieties that are poisonous if ingested or even touched.
While you certainly don’t plan on eating your flowers, it is important to know when to keep curious children and pets out of harm’s way. From diarrhea and vomiting to organ failure and even death, toxic blooms are something you should know about. Here are some well-known flowers that need to be looked at instead of nibbled on: continue reading
After months of cold weather and dormant grass, your landscape will finally start to come alive again as springtime temperatures arrive. Don’t miss this critical stage in lawn care. There are some specific steps you should take to prepare your yard for optimal growth and vibrancy in the coming springtime months.
#1 Clean Up – But Be Gentle
You may be anxious to give your landscape a good spring cleaning, and this is encouraged. However, be careful with your raking efforts and foot traffic. Your early spring soil isn’t dry enough to withstand heavy work. Be gentle as you remove leaves and debris so that you don’t disturb soggy soil or cause compaction that will threaten the tender grass shoots lying underneath. continue reading
There are many things to love about fall, from brisk air and pumpkin lattes to wearing jeans and watching football. However, the most steadfast and adored marker of autumn is the changing colors of the leaves. Brilliant oranges and pops of red paint our landscape as we enter into the winter months. While it is certainly okay to sit back and enjoy the scenery, have you ever asked yourself what causes the leaves to change color in the first place? It all boils down to photosynthesis.
Winters can be a dull and dreary time of year, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for dismal landscape. While we can’t stop the trees from shedding their leaves or the perennials from dying back, but there are still ways to add color to you landscape in the winter. Consider using bright seasonal color, bulbs and evergreen perennials throughout your yard this year. Seeing some color in your yard (despite the gloomy weather) can even boost your mood!