Vegetable growing has gained popularity again with the cost of increased food prices. While vegetables are easy to grow, there is some mid-summer maintenance that can make your vegetable production at a premium. While we would love to take you through the individual care of all veggies, here is an overview of some of the […]

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Protect your lawn and garden by fighting off disease with the products we recommend and love! Here are some tips to keep in mind on how you can keep your garden flourishing in the July heat. Garden Harvest vegetables as they are ready. Apply Fertilome Yield Booster or Bonide Rot Stop to decrease the effect […]

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Pots filled with blooming annuals are always the go-to when decorating patios, but tropicals are also a great option when wanting to add color and texture to your patio. Tropicals may be one of those plant classes that you look at in the greenhouse but quickly shy away from. You may feel they’re too big, […]

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The busiest month of the gardening season is beginning and we have all the tips for you to get yourself off to a good start! Garden Plant the rest of your garden starting in mid-May, tomatoes, and peppers may want to be delayed until later in May. Fertilize all of your vegetables with our Espoma […]

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Hello, spring! April is the month that makes it all count for a beautiful garden. Start preparing your lawn and garden for a beautiful growing season. 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 […]

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Houseplants have proven to be a popular sector of gardening. Whether you are looking for traditional or rare houseplants, tropical-looking plants are a fun addition to your home. One of our most “tropical” looking houseplants is the Bromeliad. We’ve enjoyed growing Bromeliads here are Parkview Nursery this season. Bromeliads have gotten a bad rap for […]

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Ghosts and ghouls are making their presence known this Halloween season but your garden activity should still be alive. After all, there’s still plenty of work to be done before it’s ready for winter. A little maintenance now will make for a healthy and beautiful landscape next spring. Lawn Fall is a great time to […]

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Succulent Centerpiece

If you’re looking for a fun and easy do-it-yourself planting craft you can use for décor, we have the perfect activity for you. This beautiful succulent centerpiece is quick to make and a perfect year-round indoor and outdoor decoration. To start, pick a container that will be big enough for candles but shallow enough, so […]

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Blue perennial plant looking beautiful

Whether it’s spring, summer, or fall, we hear the same question, “When can I safely transplant the perennials in my yard?” Even though it would make sense to be able to transplant anytime the ground is not frozen, the transplanting process is a little different than the planting timeline. Since the transplanting process involves cutting […]

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The dog days of summer are here! We’re feeling the heat and so are our plants. They need to stay watered well throughout the summer, especially during this hot weather. Remember that all new plantings need deep waterings several times a week. Here’s how to keep your lawn & garden thriving this month. Garden Harvest […]

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This month is gentle on gardeners! Our hard planting is done and our landscapes are starting to reflect the work we’ve put in. All our plants need now is sunshine, plenty of water, and a few remaining tasks crossed off our to-do lists. Lawn To prevent lawn fungus from spreading, we recommend applying F-Stop which protects […]

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Here’s a simple project that requires little effort, but maximizes color, space, and use of old tin cans. This project is great for small spaces such as an apartment or a patio. The item list is short but the project will require a little bit of strength. The first thing that must be decided is […]

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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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The grass is green, tulips are up, and the lilacs are budding! Our midwestern landscape has already begun putting on a spectacular show for us. Take advantage of the great weather and pretty scenery with a few tasks in your lawn & garden. Garden Finish planting your garden starting in mid-May. You may want to […]

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Vertical Gardens are the trend we didn’t know we needed! They offer a gorgeous backdrop, fit in small spaces, and allow us to work at eye level rather than bending over. We made ours in less than a day, with no drying time or power tools, and it’s easily portable. The materials list is rather […]

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Spring cleaning isn’t just for the inside of your home! Get your lawn & garden on the right track for a productive growing season. 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 […]

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Toad Stool Mushroom

These toad stool mushrooms add an adorable, personalized touch to your garden! They’re fun to make and are easy enough for the kiddos to help with. The hardest part is waiting for the paint to dry! You’ll only need a few items and you might already have them lying around. Find your vessels. We found […]

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It’s a beautiful day but don’t let the weather fool you! We aren’t out of the woods quite yet. That’s why you should start your spring bulbs in a planter so you can bring them outside as needed. Dana shows you how in the video below.

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Spooky season is upon us but that’s no reason to neglect your garden! There’s still plenty of work to be done before it’s ready for winter. A little maintenance now will make for a healthy and beautiful landscape next spring. Garden Remove all debris from the garden. Leaving debris will increase your chances of diseases […]

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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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The moment we’ve all been waiting for – fall is here! Follow these tips to show your lawn & garden some love. Lawns Continue mowing your lawn as needed, keeping the height to 2.5-3 inches. In mid-October you will be able to gradually start decreasing your mowing height until you reach 2 inches for your […]

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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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If you are an avid green thumb, or just an occasional gardener, it is always the right season to add houseplants to your home. We have been adding more varieties of houseplants to our selection and are mesmerized by the leaf color and texture that can be introduced to the indoor landscape. Check out some […]

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We haven’t been suffering in this heat for nothing! As long as you’ve been consistent with watering and weeding, you probably have a beautiful, lush lawn & garden to show for your hard work. Here’s how to keep it looking good. Lawn When mowing, leave the blades taller at around 3-3.5”. This will provide better […]

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Zen Garden

A zen garden is a Japanese rock garden or a dry landscape that has been dated back 100’s of years and have allowed monks to meditate and relax with a small or large garden. These zen gardens are minimalistic, tranquil, and very easy to make at home. These small tabletop gardens have grown in popularity […]

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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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What’s better than a succulent? A whole garden of them, of course! Luckily, it is easy to grow these fun plants at home using succulent cuttings. In the video below, our lead grower Dana guides you through the steps. To be successful in succulent cuttings you should remember that this is a long process. It […]

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Ahhh… summer is here and your garden should be hitting its stride as your flowers start to flourish. The right amount of water and sunshine will keep them looking great all season long. Lawn To prevent lawn fungus from spreading, we recommend applying F-Stop which protects your lawn and keeps it healthy. It’s also time to […]

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Garden Mojito

Your plants are in and the hard work is done. Now it’s time to cool off with a refreshing mint mojito, inspired by your garden! You probably have most of the ingredients on hand and many of you are even growing the mint. Here’s our basic mojito recipe that can be tailored to your liking. […]

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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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We’ve designed our gardening kits to add a little joy to your routine while you’re stuck at home. These projects are great for all ages and really help to pass the time. We’ll be adding new projects regularly so please check back often! Kits are available for curbside pickup or delivery in Aberdeen. Order here >>

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Don’t let the holiday displays fool you – there’s still plenty to do in your garden! This month is all about maintenance. Here’s how to give it the TLC it needs to prepare for winter. Garden Remove all debris from the garden. Leaving debris will increase your chances of diseases and insects attacking next year’s […]

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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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Preserve Carved Pumpkins

Preserve Your Carved Pumpkins

Whether you spend minutes or hours carving your Halloween pumpkins, don’t let your hard work turn to mush! This year, try our top tip for preserving your creations. After carving, put your finished pumpkin and its lid in a bucket or garbage bag. Then pour 1/2 to 1/3 cup of bleach and fill with enough […]

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Fall gardening is just beginning! Here are our tips to show your lawn and garden some love: Lawns Continue mowing your lawn as needed, keeping the height to 2.5-3 inches. Mid-October you will be able to gradually start decreasing your mowing height until you reach 2 inches for your final mow of the season. Continue […]

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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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It’s the time of year that you finally get to enjoy all of your hard work and spring efforts. Enjoy the fruits of your labor this month! Lawn When mowing, leave the blades taller at around 3-3.5”.  This will provide better insulation and better water usage.  Roots also grow taller in relation to the height […]

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Create an adorable fairy terrarium with just a fairy, treasure chest, glass terrarium, air plant (optional), and colored rocks and gems. Pro tip: all are available in our gift store! To start, mix or layer the colored rocks and gems inside of your terrarium. Next, arrange the fairy and chest. If you choose to, you […]

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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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Your garden is finally starting to reflect all of the hard work you put in during the spring! Keep it on track with the top tips from our garden center to your home. Garden Harvest vegetables as they show signs of being ready. For tomatoes, apply Hi-Yield Bone Meal or Hi-Yield Calcium Nitrate to lessen […]

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Growing your own herbs is a wonderful way to add healthy nutrients and amazing flavor to any dish. Use your herbs fresh or save them for a later date by drying and and preserving them for future meals. Harvest Herbs Many of your herbs can be cut whenever you need them and will regrow quickly. […]

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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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DIY Garden Gazing Ball

Incorporate new colors and shimmer to your garden this season with a decorative gazing ball. This garden ornament is simple to make! Here’s what you’ll need: flat glass gems, industrial strength glue, and any round glass bowl such as a fish bowl, rose bowl or light bulb cover. Glue the selected gems to the glass […]

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Spring Gardening

Hello summer! The sun is shining, the birds are singing and it’s safe to say the threat the of snow has finally passed! It’s now time to give your lawn, garden and plants some love – here’s how to get started. Lawn Fertilize your lawn sometime between now and early June. We recommend Fertilome Weed Free […]

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Wine Cork Planter

When life gives you wine corks, make teeny tiny planters! Isn’t that how the saying goes? This Pinterest-worthy project is made using recycled wine corks and your choice of succulents or air plants. Materials needed: Wine cork Small air plant or succulent plant Drill or screw driver Glue Magnet First, use your drill or screw driver […]

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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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Baseball Gardening

It’s America’s favorite past time and now you can enjoy baseball all season with container gardening! This month plant a baseball with violas and use as a centerpiece or garden accent. The process is very simple! Materials needed: White and red violas or pansies Container of desired size Fertilome Ultimate Potting Soil Start with a […]

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Houseplants are all the craze lately and it is about time! They’re a great way to bring nature inside during the colder months and then if desired take them outside. While we carry houseplants (we tend to call them tropicals) mainly in the spring and summer we still love to incorporate houseplants in our own […]

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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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DIY Seed Tape

There’s a trick of the trade our growers swear by: seed tape. Rather than sorting tiny garden seeds by hand, you can plant a strip of biodegradable seed tape with the seeds already inside. This dissolves into the soil giving you perfectly spaced plants. It also prevents birds from eating your freshly sown seeds or […]

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In a world where succulents are all the rage, growers are experimenting with new and exciting varieties to introduce to the market. When looking for different succulents to bring to our customers, we were excited to find a succulent that would definitely make a statement. The Mangave is a cross between an Agave and a […]

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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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DIY Luminaire

October is here and you know what that means, it’s finally pumpkin season. We’ve got some adorable pumpkin luminaires here at Parkview that are so versatile and make for a great fall decoration that will last for years. When you decorate with these you won’t have to worry about a pumpkin sitting on your front […]

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Grow Your Own Sprouts

There’s just nothing better than eating fresh greens and veggies that were grown right in your backyard, from the labor of your own hard work. If you are a vegetable gardener, you have likely been harvesting some colorful veggies for quite some time by this point in the growing season. Sadly though, we are coming […]

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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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Mini Zen Garden

Mini Zen Garden

As summer draws to an end, we say goodbye to our wonderful teacher and student help and wish them well on their impending school year. A great little gift for the college kids and teachers in your life is a mini Zen garden they can keep on their desk. This is a simple, thoughtful gift […]

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fall gardening

Here we are in mid-July and it’s hard not to think of fall days approaching. School is just around the corner, only a month away and we’ll soon start to feel those cooler autumn mornings. While you may think fall is just the time to start readying your yards and gardens for winter, it is […]

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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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repurposed chair planter

Here we are, already mid-July and there is no sign of relief from the heat. How are your spring annuals looking? They may need some freshening up before the next backyard barbecue takes place. This month we’ll be making a new plant pot for summer, but we’ll be jazzing it up with some repurposed furniture […]

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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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June gardening

Now that summer is here, your lawn and garden probably need some extra attention. Here’s our easy summer gardening checklist to help your plants flourish. Garden Water your plants regularly. Plants will start to need more water as the temperatures increase and also as they start to flower and produce fruit. It’s important to apply […]

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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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Is it spring yet?

Is It Spring Yet?

Spring has decided to make a late entrance this year but it’s bound to show up sometime, right? With a cold and wet spring like this one, you may wonder when you will finally be able to start working in your garden. We are wondering that too, but there are many things that can be […]

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