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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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 […]
It’s an old wives tale that potatoes should be planted on Good Friday. While we wish our soil temps in South Dakota were warm enough every year for that, in reality, it’s rare. The best time to plant potatoes is when the soil is at least 50 degrees, as potatoes can take very light freezes […]
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 Eggplant and cole crops (depending on outdoor planting dates) can be started early for early outdoor seeding. […]
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.
This fall has truly been a beautiful season to cap off a tough 6 months. Pictures all over social media are highlighting the vibrant colors from trees and shrubs showing off in all their glory. If you are looking at your yard and deciding that you don’t have enough color this fall, let’s do something […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Jolt Dianthus in Cherry Pink or Pink Magic This annual dianthus grows best in full sun and will keep blooming all season long! The pink flowers that bloom on tall stalks are showstoppers! Plant them in the ground or in containers watering them so they stay moist but do not like to be overly wet. Gomphrena Anyone […]
Dust off the gardening gloves and follow these tips for growing your best flowers, fruits, and vegetables ever.
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. […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
If you have some tired, yellowing, dried up spring and summer annuals, have no fear, because there is a whole new crop of fresh fall annuals to pick from.
Fall, the crisp mornings alerting animals and plants that cold days are ahead. Many people believe that this is not the time to plant. That is false!
Find out what makes bare root trees a great option for your yard. You’ll also find tips to ensure you plant your bare root tree correctly.