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Why & When You Should Plant Perennials

Posted & filed under Edgefield Plant & Stone, Garden Center, Tips.

Have you been enjoying beautiful perennials in your garden this summer? If not, you can be by next year! There is still time to plant perennials and have them blooming by next summer. In fact, autumn is just around the corner and a great time of the year to plant them! As experts in perennials for Greensboro and the surrounding areas, we would like to tell you more about them, why you should grow them and when you should plant them.

For one, perennials are a great way to add color and beauty to any garden or landscape. In fact, they offer a wide variety of advantages. Not only do they come back year after year, but with the right types of perennials, your garden will enjoy year-round color. You can find perennials in different colors, textures, sizes and more. Finding the perfect new flowers and plants for your garden will be easy, especially when you see the selection we have here at our garden center.
Perennials can benefit your landscaping in other ways too. They help with soil erosion and stabilization due to their strong and deep network of roots. And, thanks to this root system, they can withstand extreme weather conditions better than annuals.

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Planting perennials is also relatively straight forward. Soil preparation is key to success with perennial in our clay soil. Perennials can grow in every situation in the garden. From shady to sunny, wet to dry soil, there are suitable plants available for all. However, it is essential to choose the right plant for each location to ensure they thrive. Our gardening experts can help you choose the right perennials for each area of your garden and landscaping.

Perennials are best planted in spring or autumn in late September or October, while the ground is moist. Start by preparing the soil by weeding and digging and adding soil amendments. It is tempting to plant closely to get a faster, fuller effect from your plants. However, most plants are relatively small when you buy them so it is wise to give them room to grow. The key to success with perennials after good soil, is keep them well watered especially in their first year.
And, if you are uncomfortable doing this on your own or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask the experts here at Edgefield Plant & Stone.

Are you interested in learning more about perennials for your Greensboro property? Call Edgefield Plant & Stone at 336-662-0081, or you can come in to get help with your design.

Plotting & Planting: Expert Advice from Your Local Landscape Gardener

Posted & filed under Landscape Designers, Landscaping, Tips.

Spring is here! Time to start planting! As the weather turns warmer, we venture outside and begin transforming our landscaping into a lush, green and flourishing one. It is a fun and therapeutic experience but not one that should go without planning. At Edgefield Plant & Stone Center we are the expert landscape gardener for Greensboro NC and are here to help you plan and execute your ideal landscape. We will help you create a yard filled with flowering plants, bird-friendly foliage, beautifully mulched plots, lush green grass and much much more.

As your local landscape gardener, we’d like to offer some helpful tips and advice to get your spring gardening underway. And, if you’d like some help designing and planting your landscape, stop in or contact our landscape gardener at Edgefield Plant & Stone. We would be more than happy to help!

Variation

When you or your landscape gardener sketch out your ideal backyard landscaping, it is important to aim for plants that offer varying height, color and texture and also look good with one another. Your garden plants should be varied in color, leafing shape, size, etc. Your plants do not have to be exactly the same as another within your garden but they should look good together.

When it comes to flowers, choose varieties of different heights. Instead of planting them in neat rows, plant them in groups. Your flower groups should be somewhat irregular to offer a more interesting look and texture. A landscape gardener can help you learn which plants look and grow best together.

Encourage Nature

Avoid keeping your lines too clean, defined or rigid. Allow natural elements in your landscaping like hills, trees, shade and divots to dictate placement. Use groupings of flowers to soften the edges of your home and property.

Mulch

Mulch creates a more manicured look for your landscaping. And, spreading mulch not only serves an aesthetic function, but also serves to protect your flower beds from the heat of summer. A layer of mulch helps suppress weeds while retaining water and moderating the soil temperature. A landscape gardener like us can help you with placement and even lay it down for you.

Hire the Experts

A landscape gardener like us has plenty of ideas for your new garden and landscaping. We’ve been doing this for many years and have had the opportunity to come up with design ideas for many different clients. While no two gardens are the same, we can take the other ideas we have used for other clients and use aspects of them for your new landscape. We have the expertise to design and install a beautiful one for you; just give us a call!

Are you interested in learning more about our landscape gardener serving Greensboro NC and the surrounding areas? Call Edgefield Plant & Stone Center at 336-662-0081, visit our garden center on Edgefield Road, or Contact Us to Request a Quote.

Thank You and Happy Holidays from Edgefield Plant & Stone Center

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With the end of 2017 quickly approaching, we want to take a moment to thank all our wonderful clients for their support. We are grateful to be a part of the Greensboro community. For more than 10 years we have been helping residents with their landscaping and gardening needs. We could not be in business this long without the support and patronage from so many of you!

As the year winds down, we just want to thank each and every one of you for your patronage, whether as a new or returning customer. We hope you will trust us for all your future landscaping needs!

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Going Green (Thumb): Your Organic Solution to Handling Garden Pests

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Have you been going green? In addition to your green thumb, you may also be looking into more natural, organic, environmentally friendly ways to manage your garden. When pests such as wasps, aphids, mealybugs, whiteflies, beetles other bugs invade, you’re likely looking for ways to keep them out. But finding a safe, non-toxic pesticide is not always easy. And, finding one that is effective can prove to be even more difficult.garden center

We all want to protect the environment, our families and our food. But many ‘natural’ insecticides aren’t always the most effective. That’s until you discover the wonders of Neem oil.  As your local garden center in Greensboro NC, we would like to discuss Neem oil and its many incredible benefits.

What is Neem Oil?

Neem oil is an all in one solution to many of the problems that southern gardeners may face. Neem oil is derived from seeds and fruit of the evergreen tree, Azadirachta Indica. It is most commonly used in organic agriculture but can be applied to all areas of the garden including roses, trees, shrubs, fruit,vegetables, even houseplants. And, it is effective. It has insecticidal, miticidal and fungicidal properties that work.

Neem oil is the insecticide every gardener and garden center could want. It can safely be used on food and leaves no dangerous residue in the soil. It effectively reduces and kills pests as well as prevents powdery mildew.

Is it Safe?

As a garden center, we love Neem oil. What makes Neem oil so great is, unlike chemical pesticides, it is harmless to humans, pets, birds and beneficial to insects such as bees and butterflies. This is especially important because of how necessary bees are to agriculture and our environment. Bees need all the help they can get! And, a natural insecticide s a great way to ensure their safety while keeping your garden pest free. After all, bees and butterflies are no pests!

Other Uses

Neem oil can also be used to treat fungal issues that are most prevalent in hot and humid climates, such as powdery mildew, black spot, anthracnose and rust.

And, these are just some of the reasons our garden center loves Neem oil! Try Neem oil for your garden and stop on by our garden center so we can answer any questions you have about it or about organic gardening in general.

For more information on our garden center serving Greensboro NC, give Edgefield Plant & Stone Center a call at 336-662-0081, visit our garden center on Edgefield Road, Request a Quote or Contact Us.

Integrating Stonework into Your Landscape

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Stonework can add sophistication and style to any landscape. It adds timeless elegance and a natural yet structured energy that cannot be beat. As experts in landscaping and stonework, we wanted to share a few of our favorite stone-inspired project ideas with you. When it comes to landscaping rocks for your Colfax, NC home – the possibilities are endless!

From charming stone paths and stunning steps to pond borders and edging, there are so many ways you can incorporate rocks into your home landscaping. And, the experts at Edgefield Plant & Stone can help you choose the best landscaping rocks and design for your unique backyard. Stones last for many years and look fantastic with a variety of landscape styles, so you are sure to find the right design for you!

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Stepping Stone Path

A stepping stone path is a charming and picturesque option for the garden and shady areas alongside the home. They are also a practical way to keep shoes clean when walking up to a side door or back door.

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Simply Stunning Steps

Landscaping rocks can be used to create stunning steps that lend style and stability to your landscape. The large, flat rocks used to build these types of l steps ensure that anyone about to tread on the stairs will be completely safe. Stone steps add dimension and interest as well as an easy way to get around and enjoy your yard.

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Anchor Your Plant Beds

Use rock throughout the property to anchor the plant bed and tie it in nicely with the rest of the scene. Landscaping rocks and stonework can also create different levels of flower beds on a small hill or incline to lend level ground for planting.

Landscaping Rocks and Water

There is something magical about the combination of rock and water in a landscape. Fountains and ponds made of stone are a beautiful way to make a big impact on even the smallest property.

For all of your rock work, the size and shape of your stone will be central to achieving the look and feel you desire. So, it is important you choose your rocks carefully. And, the experts at Edgefield can help! Are you interested in landscaping rocks for your Colfax NC home? Call Edgefield Plant & Stone Center at 336-662-0081, visit our garden center on Edgefield Road, or Contact Us to Request a Quote.

 

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