Landscaping Grand Rapids
By choosing drought tolerant and, in some cases, native plants, property owners can reduce the amount of fertilizer and water needed to have plants look their best. Another way to reduce water use is with a rain gauge connected to your irrigation system.
Hello Fellow Gardeners!
An EXTRA special thanks for giving us the opportunity to serve your needs! Also a hardy shout out to the MLM team- they are the ones that turn our plans into reality. We are truly grateful that you have chosen MLM as your outdoor service provider. Let our newsletter be your early taste of Spring!
Here’s one for you hydrangea lovers! Invincibelle Spirit is a brand new hydrangea from Proven Winners. It is the world’s first pink ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea. Invincibelle blooms on new wood. This means late freezes and fall pruning won’t result in loss of flower buds. It blooms continually from early summer until a hard frost. Invincibelle reaches 3′-4′ tall. Also, Proven Winners will donate $1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each shrub sold. Ask Dan for more information on how this Proven Winner can add beauty and value to your property.
Spring is right Around the Corner
Spring might not come fast enough for a lot of us, but it’s only a couple months away. Time to start planning spring cleanups, the first fertilizer applications, and new landscape projects. We’ll be there to help you with it all! Give us a call today!
False Indigo (Baptisia Australis)
Members of the Perennial Plant Association have voted Baptisia Australis as the 2010 Perennial of the Year. This plant has an abundance of characteristics that have made this a favorite of gardener’s for years: gorgeous purple-blue flowers, hardy, wide adaptability, drought-tolerant, native, non-invasive, relatively pest-free, butterfly attractant, and is not bothered by rabbit or deer! Wow! Baptisia Australis does best in full sun and well-drained soils or tended gardens. It does not divide or transplant well due to it’s long taproot. Native Americans used the plant for a wide range of medicinal purposes. Baptisia Australis is called “False Indigo” because it was used as a dye substitute in place the superior True Indigo of the West Indies in colonial times. Ask us how this gorgeous, low-maintenance plant can get your neighbors talking…in a good way!
Do you need to spruce up a corner of a deck or patio? Could your front entry be more welcoming? Container gardening can do all that, with arrangements for each season! We can supply a container or use yours, call for an early spring quote today.