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Hot Summer Projects

Hot Summer Projects The sweltering heat has a tendency to keep us from working on outdoor projects.  Here are a few things that you might think about tackling during the heat of the summer: Weeding the garden Irrigation system run-through Remove unwanted junk from the yard Deadhead perennial flowers that are spent Clean the grill Spread fertilizer with grub control on the lawn These are just a few items that can keep us busy when it seems like the landscape is [...]

Drainage Problems Show Up after Spring Rains

Drainage Problems Show Up after Spring Rains As I sit here typing this article a consistent rain falls from the sky and it has been raining for quite a while.  This is a good thing, right?  Well, it is definitely welcomed by our thirsty plants and our emerging lawns, but heavy rains also may reveal ugly drainage issues that like to hide during dry weather.  This is a topic I try to cover each spring as most homeowners have to [...]

In the Garden

In the Garden Now is the time to get outside and assess your garden needs.  Spend some time cleaning up your garden beds, cultivating the soil, and making sure you have enough room to hold all of the plants you want to grow.  Things to think about: Garden Drainage - make sure that you don't have any low spots in your plot of land that may hold water which can encourage fungal growth and make a big mess when it [...]

Pow Wow White Coneflower

Pow Wow White Coneflower We've been updating our online plant database (http://www.boldkc.com/plants) and saw this beauty.  Daisy-like coneflower that belongs in the Echinacea group of flowers.  The flowers will bloom from late spring to late summer.  The get 2-3' tall and would provide a nice backdrop to some lower colorful plantings.  They prefer full sun, but can grow in partial shade.  This would be a great addition to any garden and can be used as cut flower arrangements.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day #boldkc, #outdoorliving, #boldoutdoors With all the green that people are wearing out there today I can't help, but to think of the spring season pushing all of that green out of our sleeping plants.  This truly is the time of year to begin thinking about any of the outdoor projects you would like completed this year.  Proper planning is key.  Pay close attention to the order of things you are trying to accomplish.  Sometimes if you have [...]

Late Season Frost – What should you do?

Dealing with late season frost.  It seems like there always is a cold weather that threatens to harm your newly budded plants.  In our area the weather has been playing tricks on our local flora by giving us 70 degree weather in February and March.  It makes the plants think it is time to push out those buds or flowers just a bit early.  What should you do to prevent the frost from wreaking havoc on your plants?  Well, if [...]

Weed Prevention – Do it Now!

Listen all you do-it-yourselfers.....it is a very important time of the year for your lawn.  Your grass is probably just now starting to green up and those weeds are not far behind.  It is the perfect time for you to get your hands on a bag of fertilizer with weed preventer.  It comes in all different shapes, sizes and brands, but you should be able to find it at any local hardware store.  Specifically look for "Crabgrass Preventer" on [...]

Winterize your Turf with Fertilizer

Usually when you see or hear the word "winterize" around these parts your are referring to an irrigation system.  In this case we are speaking to the idea that your cool-season lawn loves to be fed or "winterized" this time of the year.  If your lawn is primarily fescue or bluegrass then it is very beneficial to apply a balanced fertilizer during this peak growth season.  The goal is to choose a fertilizer, possibly labeled as a winterizer fertilizer, [...]