With the end of summer comes the inevitable preparation for winter. But wait just one second, we still have this glorious season of fall to enjoy! This time of year gives us one last burst of color before the monotony of white and brown settles in for winter. If you’re stuck on ideas for the […]
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 […]
For most gardeners, this is an exciting time. After all, your flower beds are thriving and you can finally enjoy the fruits of your labor! Read on for our latest lawn & garden tips. Garden Remember to pick plants clean of produce and do not allow fruits and vegetables to drop and decompose on the ground. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
After a bitter winter like we’ve had, it’s not surprising to see many plants that have died from winter kill. You may be wondering what that exactly is and why it would happen… here’s the scoop on winter kill. Winter kill occurs for a variety of reasons. This year, the main source was the cold […]
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. Garden Get your plants in the ground. Fertilize vegetables with our Espoma Garden Food, the perfect […]
It may be cold and snow is still covering the ground but we are ready for spring here at Parkview! We’ve been seeing green for over a month in our greenhouses, and at this point, we are eagerly waiting for the warmer days when we start seeing green outside too. We have been receiving all […]
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 […]
Welcome to the first full month of spring! While it may not feel like it, it’s almost time to get your lawn, garden and plants ready for the warmer months to come. Garden Till your garden and apply either Milorganite, Fertilome Gardener’s Special or Espoma Garden Food as a broadcast. Also apply Espoma Worm Casings […]
The leaves have fallen and the winter weather is almost upon us. Now that your lawn and garden have been put to bed for the year, we can begin dreaming up plans for next spring. Garden Plan your garden now so you know what you have room for before next season! Remember to rotate your […]
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. […]
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 […]
It’s late fall and many plants are preparing to sleep this winter. If you’re wondering what you can continue to care for, the following several varieties will thrive in your home and soothe your green thumb. We will soon be receiving one of our favorite Christmas flowers, Amaryllis bulbs. These tall stalks with huge flowers […]
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 […]
If you’ve been following our latest projects, you’ve already learned to make a trendy succulent dish. We’re happy to announce that succulents are still the talk of the town and we are still creating adorable arrangements! This time of year, most people have an abundance of pumpkins so we have decided to put two of […]
School is in full swing and we all know what that means; summer is over and fall is finally here. We here at Parkview are head over heels for fall. The weather is cooler, our plants are happier and they are starting to put on their final color show before winter arrives. How about those […]
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 […]
The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of lawn and garden care. Take these simple steps now to get a head start on healthy plants next spring. Garden Continue to harvest vegetables until they are finished. As plants finish, pull out annual plants and dispose of (this will help reduce diseases reoccurring next spring). […]
Summer is winding down and that means that fall and winter are right around the corner. If you are anything like we are, you’re already thinking ahead to next year’s garden and all of its possible needs. Something many people forget is the importance of pollinating insects. Did your vegetable garden not do very well […]
The succulent train isn’t slowing down. If you’re a first timer at growing them, we’re to help! Succulents are easy to care for, as long as you know a few basics. Succulents are a group of plants that are considered drought tolerant and love lots of sun. However, this does not mean that you shouldn’t […]
It’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor! But that doesn’t mean gardening season is over. Here are our tips to prepare your plants for the cooler weather to come. Garden Remember to pick plants clean of produce and do not allow fruits and vegetables to drop and decompose on the ground. Pull plants […]
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 […]
The heat of summer is upon us here at Parkview Nursery and we are all about the succulent trend. We have a vast assortment of succulents still available with a new shipment arriving any day now. Succulents are great because of their heat and drought tolerance and the versatility that they offer. They can be […]
In our attempt to better educate the home gardener, this summer is a perfect opportunity to show the importance of proper watering. Just like the human body, plants are made up of a high percentage of water, so why not make sure that plants have water available like we do our own bodies? New plants […]
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 […]
As we walk through the nursery, this is a time when many plants have either finished flowering or are not quite ready to bloom yet. However, there are a few gems that are just starting to show Mother Nature’s hand in beauty. When we suggest plants to our customers, we always help them pick plants […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Can you believe it, spring is finally here! This time of year is always so inspiring with all of the color and new life that brightens up our cold brown landscape from the season before. This month we thought it would be fitting to create your own mini plant stakes for your houseplants, outdoor planters, or garden markers.
Winter for many is a time when gardening is put on hold. However, for the avid gardeners, winter is a time when, while they may not physically be out in their garden, they are planning for next season and enjoying their ‘winter garden.’
We’ve made it through the blazing heat of summer and now Old Man Winter is knocking on our door, but here at Parkview we are taking advantage of the cooler temperatures and thinking ahead to spring. The beautiful blooms of spring are always a refreshing site after a long winter, but a person needs to prepare in the fall in order to enjoy them.
Pumpkins are a great option for fall decorating because they are affordable and incredibly versatile as far as what a person can do with them. But if you are like me, the art of carving pumpkins is not my strong suite so I stick to what I know, decorating.
You thought gardening was over for the year? Think again! Be sure to take care of your outdoor living space this fall with the following items.
It may not have felt like it lately but fall is just around the corner. Those crisp mornings and late afternoons are unanimously a favorite time of year around Parkview Nursery. The cooler weather not only gives relief to the heat that we’ve endured in the summer months, but it is also a great time to allow new plants to establish.
I am all about keeping projects nifty and thrifty; this fun little craft is exactly that. Scavenged décor is unique in so many ways and can be used for many different purposes. A person could gift these to friends and family for weddings, birthday parties, or use them as an accent in their own home. This is a great little weekend project that is affordable and fun for both adults and children.
Here’s what to make sure you’re taking care of in your outdoor space this April! 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. Plant grass seed (do not use For All Seasons when […]
Don’t forget what you planted ever again; you can make your very own plant markers in no time. All you’ll need are some rocks (size up your space before choosing your rocks, you may want them to be palm sized or smaller for containers), acrylic paint of your choice in color, a fine point paintbrush […]
It is a new season and with that, new items at Parkview Nursery! We order our nursery stock for the coming year from August- November. During that time we strive to supply you our customer with new plants that will grow and thrive for you in our climate. Now that it is time for you […]