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Why Choose a Nursery Over a Big Box

By Chris Darnell

Big box stores—those being physically large retail establishments, usually part of a chain—have their place when it comes to convenience. The “all-in-one” shopping experience means you can pick up everything from groceries to linens and even hardware and equipment. But is a big box store really your best bet for gardening and landscaping supplies? There

Western Red Cedar Vs. Grade A Cypress: Be Wise

By Chris Darnell

Cedar Vs Cypress When it comes to making a mulch selection, you want to make the best choice. One of the comparisons that you might be considering is Western Red Cedar vs. Grade A Cypress. Both are quality products. However, there are some key differences that we’ll point out so that you can ultimately make

How to Water Plants in the Heat of Summer

By Chris Darnell

Watering Plants in Summer As you know, the summers in Louisville, KY can get uncomfortably hot at times. While that’s unpleasant for a lot of people, we can also escape into the respite of indoor air conditioning. Of course, plants don’t have that luxury! Plants have to endure the sun beating down on even the

What is this growing on my mulch?

By Chris Darnell

What is this growing on my mulch? Mulch serves some incredibly valuable benefits for your plant beds—not only making them look great but also protecting your plants’ roots from wind and heat and suppressing weeds. When you invest in top-quality mulch, you are looking for optimal performance and if installed properly, that’s exactly what you’ll

5 Tips for Landscapers from a Pro

By Chris Darnell

5 Tips for every Landscape Pro A vast number of people are intimidated by the idea of landscaping. One mistake that many people make when they begin to landscape their property is they try to do too many projects, and make too many changes at one time. If you are considering a new landscape for

Mulch VS Rock – The Pros and Cons

By Chris Darnell

Mulch or Rock? When you think of mulch there is a good chance that rock does not come to mind. Rock is a material that can often be used in place of the chopped tree bark we normally think of when we think of mulch.  Rock When you use rock instead of typical mulch you

Protect Your Plants From a Frost

By Chris Darnell

Protect Your Plants Jack Frost is like the worst guest at a party, the one who unexpectedly shows up way too early  and stays long after everyone else has left. And then after he does leave, he shows up again an  hour after you’ve gone to bed because he forgot his hat. Read below to

10 Tips when Designing your Landscape

By Chris Darnell

10 Tips – Landscape Design When planning the landscape for your property there are a few tips that can help you get the most from your space. The first thing you need to do is make a list of the landscape elements that you want to incorporate, like trees, flower beds, waterfalls, and shrubbery, so

Summer Pests and What to Do

By Chris Darnell

Summer Pests and What to Do The warm days of summer bring us the opportunity to get outside and enjoy our lawns and gardens. The warm days of summer also bring with them pests that can damage our lawns and gardens, or bite us and our pets.  You do not have to simply accept the

How Do Composts Differ and What are they Made of?

By Chris Darnell

The benefits of using compost are abundant. Compost is decomposed organic material that adds incredibly beneficial nutrients to the soil, acting as both a fertilizer and a soil conditioner. It builds good soil structure; helps the soil to maintain an ideal pH; protects plants from environmental stressors, disease, and pests; protects against drought; and enables


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