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Creating a Bird Garden

Are you looking to attract birds to your garden?  Birds are the feathered flowers that add color, movement and music to the garden.  They also provide a natural form of pest control. What could be better? Follow this simple formula to attract birds: water, shelter and food.   Water – Nothing will attract more birds…

Holiday Planter Tips & Tricks

It’s hard to believe the holiday season is already upon us! Here at Winterberry, holiday decorating is in full swing! We are busy preparing and creating many different holiday planters and other holiday décor for our Color Program clients. We often get asked how to design a holiday planter, so I thought I would share…

Fall Cleanup Tips

This summer has been hot and dry. You may have had it with your lawn. It’s natural. After summer winds down, the tendency is to put lawn care on the back burner until spring blooms anew. But by taking time to put your yard and landscape “to bed” in fall, your lawn will reap the rewards. Give your lawn a fresh start next spring by managing these fall cleanup tips.

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Gardening Made Easy with 2014 Trends

   It seems today that many people have the impression that gardening is hard work and not an easy hobby to have. In reality, it’s all in how you look at it. You can make it as easy or as complicated you want to. When “gardening” comes to mind for some, they think of spending a lot of time planning, planting, caring for and maintaining their plants, which results in a lot of time and work. This type of gardening works for some people, as they view it as an enjoyable and a relaxing hobby. For others, that type of gardening just doesn’t fit into their already busy lifestyle. However, there are some trends for this upcoming season that are the perfect solution to make gardening easy for the modern gardener. 

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How to Winterize Your Garden

 Sadly it is that time of year, time to get your garden ready for winter. Time to get that last harvest out of your vegetable garden and time to get the last cut flowers from your fall flowering perennials and shrubs.

Fall Clean-Up

While Autumn may be one of the most beautiful times of year, it is also one of the busiest – for your yard. With the changing of the seasons, it is important to spruce up your property with a little Fall clean-up. A little preparation for Winter in the Fall will have huge benefits come Springtime. Here are some of our suggestions:

1) Keep up with your raking! Be sure to clear your lawn of all leaves on a weekly basis – freshly dropped leaves are easier to clean then wet heavy ones. If you do not have a landscaper to remove the leaves, check with your town to see if they have weekly curb-side leaf cleanup. *It is important to do this before the first snowfall to avoid snow pressing leaves into your lawn/garden & potentially killing them.

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Fall Container Gardening

Fall Container Gardening is a great way to extend the season and enjoy a little color before the landscapes turns to its dreary shade of grey for Winter.

Once the heat of summer passes, the annuals that have been delighting you all season long seem to slow down and cease to bloom; maybe your containers dried out a little bit while you were on vacation and now they need a little sprucing up. Those tired annuals have given their all and now it’s time for a refresher.