What is compost tea and how can it help your landscape thrive? Although it’s not the first thing we think of in the landscape, soils are an important consideration of plant health. Healthy soils are alive and If nurtured properly can help produce beautiful, healthy landscapes with fewer inputs such as conventional fertilizers and pesticides. […]
By Jamie Sloan, Account Manager- DeSantis Landscapes June 2017 In the Age of Information, knowledge is accessible with a few clicks of a button. However, some current issues remain largely ignored by the mass populace. Protecting and encouraging pollinators in home and commercial gardens is becoming a critical need for sake of all life. Honey […]
When landscaping your yard, consider edible plants instead of ornamental plants. Edibles not only provide food for your family, but also provide year round interest in your garden. Below are a couple edible plants that we frequently use in our client’s gardens. Feijoa sellowiana, Pineapple Guava This 10’x10’ evergreen shrub has beautiful […]
Oh, Spring! It’s that time of year again! The Magnolia’s are just starting to bloom, and the air is still filled with the wonderfully intoxicating scents of Winter Daphne and Sweetbox. We’re all looking forward to the warmer, drier days just ahead. Everyone is starting to think about gardening again. Don’t forget that Spring is […]
Get ready for Spring in your landscape…business This time of year gardening blogs, magazines and websites are chock-full of checklists about how to prepare your garden for the upcoming spring. Here’s a brief sampling… Feed the soil by applying compost. Rodale’s Organic Life http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/garden/february-do-list Apply Dormant Spray. Better Homes and Gardens http://www.bhg.com/gardening/gardening-by-region/pacific-northwest/february-tips-the-pacific-northwest/ Repair Winter damage […]
Learn some fun facts about DeSantis Landscapes’ president, Dean DeSantis, in December’s digital issue of Turf Magazine! Read the full article here.