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All Seasons Blog

July Gardening To-Do List

July is the time to cut faded flowers from flowering annuals & perennials to encourage new growth and blooms. Old blooms and seed heads left on the plants can negatively affect the flower’s continuous production. There are a number of advantages to deadheading: it will improve the appearance of a plant by removing the unattractive

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Spotlight on: Tree Form Hibiscus

Have you seen a gorgeous tree-form/topiary of a hibiscus? They are taking the gorgeous tropical plant to new heights! They aren’t difficult to grow if you have enough sunlight and a little knowledge. Here’s how you can grow these stunning plants for yourself: Characteristics: Dimensions: Up to 6 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide. Growth

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Colorful Plants Take the Heat

It’s not too late to add colorful bedding plants to your landscape, but it’s important to choose plants that are able to thrive in the intense heat of a Louisiana summer. Summer bedding plants come in a variety of heights, textures and colors, and they are adapted to grow in everything from moist, shady areas

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Feed the Metamorphosis: Milkweed for the Butterfly Life Cycle

With their fragrant flowers, which grow in orange & red clusters like little bells, all milkweeds are a magnet for butterflies. There are different varieties of Milkweed, and the one that we recommend for our area is Red Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica). Its growth habit is upright, it matures to 3-4’, blooms in 3’’ clusters Spring-Fall,

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This Summer, Think Fall: Plant Pumpkins

Try planting pumpkins now- this summer! Pumpkins come in several sizes and colors, and are popular for fall decorations. The ideal time to plant pumpkin seeds is from mid-June to July 4. This should give you pumpkins by Halloween. The recommended varieties that grow well in Louisiana are the ones that mature to 40 pounds.

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Where the ‘Shrooms Bloom

Saprophytic fungi are beneficial organisms that decay dead organic matter. They contribute to a healthy soil and garden. Saprophytic fungi are always present in our lawns and gardens, quietly decaying organic matter. We just don’t usually see them — although you may occasionally see the white threads of saprophytes when you move decaying mulch or

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Health Benefits of Houseplants: From A to Z

These houseplants don’t just sit there looking pretty— they decrease stress, remove indoor pollutants and even make us nicer. Anthurium Flowering houseplants like anthurium help decrease our stress levels, which is becoming increasingly valuable as our lives get crazier. Bromeliad Colorful bromeliads look a bit like exotic living flower arrangements. They’re perfect for offices where their colorful blooms can

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25 Ways to Conserve Water in Your Garden and Landscape

Learn easy ways to save water and still have a head-turning landscape. Use an Adjustable Sprinkler Conserving water in the landscape starts with re-thinking the ways you use and apply water to plantings. Trade in a non-adjustable oscillating sprinkler for one that offers multiple watering patterns. By sliding levers or pushing buttons, adjustable sprinklers let

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Deck and Patio Ailments & How to Fix Them

If you’re starting to see signs of wear and tear — or outright trouble — on your deck or patio, what should your next step be? As a general guideline cosmetic damage can be a DIY fix, but structural damage generally requires the advice and skills of a professional, like us, to correct. Here’s some

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Water Wise This Summer

The first tell-tale sign of a plant needing watered is wilting of the leaves.  Left alone plant leaves will actually burn from the edges back trying to save as much leaf mass as possible.  We are often asked how often or how many times a week you should water.  Each day is a different day

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