Container gardening with shrubs and perennials is not a new phenomenon. Many of the popular blogs and social media personalities have been planting with shrubs and perennials in their containers for a long time, however, they don’t always discuss the “do’s” and “don’ts” of container gardening with these plants. Just like when planting annuals in […]

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Fall is for Planting!

Year after year we receive the same question, “Can I plant perennials, shrubs and trees in the fall?” The answer is YES! While many people may see plants browning and going into dormancy as a precursor to death, their path to dormancy is actually a great opportunity to have beautiful plants in the spring! When […]

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Bulb Planting 101

Planting bulbs is a fun activity that the whole family can take part in. There are a few pieces of information that you must know before deciding what to plant and where. The first thing you must decide is whether you plan to plant hardy bulbs which are also known as spring bulbs, or if […]

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Summer is in full swing and your garden is probably starting to showcase all of the hard work you’ve put in! Here’s how to keep it looking great. Garden Harvest vegetables as they are ready. For tomatoes, apply Fertilome Yield Booster or Bonide Rot Stop to lessen the effect of blossom end rot. For vegetables, apply Fertilome Broad Spectrum […]

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Late Spring Gardening

May is an important month for gardeners! Here’s how to get your lawn and garden in tip top shape for the warmer months to come. Garden Finish planting your garden starting in mid-May. Fertilize all vegetables with our Espoma Garden Food, the perfect formulation for all veggies. Weed as needed. Apply Hi Yield Herbicide Granules every […]

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Is it spring yet?

Hello from all of us at Parkview Nursery! In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are making changes in our greenhouse and nursery. We’re doing everything we can to ensure your health and safety while remaining open, due to the importance of keeping our plants alive and flourishing for the spring planting season. If you […]

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DIY Lollipop Ghost

Make this cute & safe treat for the kids this Halloween! Most of the items you can find around your house. We used three coffee filters, ribbon, permanent marker and a black marker to create our lollipop ghosts. You can also experiment with gift wrapping paper, napkins, tissues, colorful yarn, or whatever else you can […]

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You have planted the plants, watered and kept your landscape weeded, and now your perennials are getting too big!  This is a great problem to have. A thriving landscape will produce plants that occasionally need to have their size controlled. Dividing perennials is an easy process that will keep your plants blooming their best and […]

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Each year the Perennial Plant Association chooses a favorite perennial that is low maintenance, reliable and relatively disease and insect free. This winning perennial tends to have been around for several years, tried and true, and may or may not be a popular variety at the time. It is usually a perennial that is hardy […]

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Summer Gardening Checklist

Your plants should be in full bloom by now and the right amount of sunshine and water will help them flourish all season long. Remember to never apply pesticide or fertilizer when the temperature is high, as it can damage plants that are desired. Lawn To prevent lawn fungus from spreading, we recommend applying F-Stop which […]

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If you’re like most gardeners, you stick to the staple annuals of geraniums, petunias, marigolds, impatiens, and you might splash in a few bacopa, sweet potato vines and spikes for an added flair to your containers. While these are all great plants for reliable annual growing, there are a few plants we would urge you […]

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Spring gardening tips

Welcome to the first full month of spring! Now’s the time to get your lawn and garden ready for the warmer months ahead. Lawn Thatch and/or aerate your lawn (this must be done before applying your preemergent weed control) Apply Fertilome For All Seasons preemergent weed control with fertilizer for crabgrass control and other weeds. […]

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March Gardening Checklist

This is the last month to rest before the busy spring season in the garden. However, if your green thumb is itching there are a few tasks that can be started now. Garden Buy your Olds Garden Seed for tomatoes, peppers (hot varieties need planted sooner), eggplant and cole crops (depending on outdoor planting dates). Make seed […]

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October Gardening Checklist

Harvest is over and we’re headed into the holidays! Before you buy the turkey or deck the halls, give your garden a little TLC to prepare it for winter. Garden Remove all debris from the garden. Leaving debris will increase your chances of diseases and insects attacking next year’s plants. Amend your soil with cotton […]

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Cooler weather is just one of the many reasons we love fall gardening. In addition to keeping fresh produce on your table, this season offers fewer pests and diseases, less watering to be done and sweeter tasting produce. Here’s what should be next on your to-do list. Lawns Continue mowing your lawn as needed. Keep […]

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South Dakota Evergreen

While most homeowners strive to have attractive landscapes all year long, that isn’t easily achieved during a South Dakota winter. However, there’s a few plants that provide color and interest, even during the cold season. Over the last year or so we have seen increased interest in evergreens. The texture of the needles, rich hues […]

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July gardening checklist

Summer is in full swing, and your lawn and garden probably need a lot of attention. Here’s our summer gardening checklist to help keep your plants looking fresh. Garden Harvest vegetables as they’re ready. Tomatoes: apply Hi-Yield Bone Meal or Hi-Yield Calcium Nitrate to lessen the effect of blossom end rot. Vegetables: apply Fertilome Broad […]

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Plant Watering

The temperature rises, rain is scarce and your plants are looking bleak. Sound familiar? Fortunately, this trend doesn’t have to happen to your garden. That’s why we emphasize watering. When planting, especially with high temperatures, plants experience transplant shock and easily will because their roots are confined to a small area. Proper watering keeps your […]

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Bee Butterfly Water Station

Summer is heating up and we are halfway through the year. This month, we took a week to pay special attention to our beloved pollinators. Here’s one way to encourage a good habitat for your pollinators, with just a few simple materials. For this simple project, you’ll need a saucer that holds water (a decorative […]

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Kokedama

DIY Kokedama

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest trends in gardening, you may have already heard about the next big thing: Kokedama. Roughly translated, it simply means moss ball. This is an easy and fun way to display your plants inside or outside. Plus, there are very few supplies needed to create your Kokedama so […]

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A Long Winter’s Nap

The days are growing shorter and the nights longer, and our gardens have officially been put to bed. Do not despair, though, the 2018 gardening season starts in roughly 17 short weeks. Winter is an important time for plants. During the growing season, plants spent much of their time preparing for this time of slumber. […]

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DIY Birch Bundle

The temps are cooler and the days are shorter, tis the season for our fresh winter greens and arrangements. Although many of you are dreading the long cold winter months ahead, warm your home with a beautiful Birch Bundle that can be kept inside or outside. What you will need for this easy, inexpensive winter […]

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The leaves have turned their brilliant fall colors and winter is right around the corner. However, gardening season isn’t over yet! Before you put your tools away, be sure you’ve properly tucked your garden into bed for the colder months to come. Garden Remove all debris from the garden. Leaving debris will increase your chances […]

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Fall is for Planting!

Year after year we receive the same question, “Can I plant perennials, shrubs and trees in the fall?” The answer is YES! While many people may see plants browning and going into dormancy as a precursor to death, their path to dormancy is actually a great opportunity to have beautiful plants in the spring. Some […]

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Your garden is probably starting to reflect the hard work you’ve put into it. Keep pushing forward until harvest with this month’s checklist. Garden Early July to Mid July, fertilize your garden with Espoma Garden Food. Apply Fertilome Broad Spectrum Fungicide or Immunox to vegetables to prevent diseases such as blight. Apply Hi-Yield Herbicide Granules […]

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Summer is finally here and with these high temperatures, your lawn and garden may need some extra attention. Here are our early summer tips for helping your plants flourish! Garden Water your plants regularly. Plants need more water as the temperatures increase and as they start to flower and produce fruit. Apply fungicides before you see […]

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Our spring season has flown by and we’ve been busy keeping our plants happy and hydrated. With all the watering we do daily, we certainly have some worn out chunks of garden hose lying around. You may have noticed that repurposing and recycling are common themes in this blog so rather than throwing them away, we decided to get […]

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Pollinating Insect

There has been a lot of talk the last couple of years about the importance of pollinator plants and pollinating insects.  To name just a few, pollinating insects and mammals include several varieties of bees, wasps, flies, beetles, moths, butterflies and hummingbirds.  Pollinators are important to properly pollinate fruits and vegetables.  Without pollinators, our food […]

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lawn and garden checklist

Gardening season has just begun and there is much to do to get your plants ready for the dog days of summer. Review this month’s checklist to get your lawn and garden in top shape. Garden Finish planting your garden starting in mid-May. Fertilize all vegetables with our Espoma Garden Food, the perfect formulation for all veggies. Annual […]

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