Now is a perfect time to prepare bedding spaces for future kitchen gardens, cane berries, fruit trees, container, and vegetable beds. We would like to help you and your family have direct access to the joys of vegetable gardening in your very own backyard.
The DeSantis Landscapes team has a passion for sustainable landscape innovation and some of us also have a passion for brewing. We combined those interests and created our own special proprietary blend of compost tea that we call: DeSanTEA, the symbiotic relationship brew! What is compost tea and how can it help your landscape thrive? […]
Do you remember seeing colorful displays of flowering bulbs on neighboring properties last spring? Maybe you thought, “I’d like to put some tulips or daffodils in my yard.” Well, now’s the time to plant all kinds of spring bulbs. Spring bloomers develop their roots in the fall, before winter really sets in. This growth period […]
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 […]
A common occurrence that happens particularly during the hot, dry season in many gardens is the appearance of yellowing on leaves or conifer needles, and dense webbing amongst plant life. These symptoms may be a strong indicator of a spider mite infestation. The good news is that there are numerous ways to purge these annoying […]
Over the past few years we’ve seen effects in the landscape from an extended drought, specifically in the West. Meteorologists are, once again, predicting above-average temperatures and below-average precipitation for 2016 in the Willamette Valley. Signs of drought stress can easily be seen in the declining health of regional trees. Dead limbs in tree […]
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For years, I have heard the concern from property managers that fruit bearing trees just aren’t for the commercial landscape and that fruit trees can become unruly in a residential landscape. “Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for fruit trees, but we don’t know how to maintain them. Fruit Trees are for the birds!” Well, […]
Maintaining a garden is a labor of love that many of us are all too aware. Pruning, fertilizing, and weeding are requirements for a healthy garden habitat. Yet, we may have become be too fervent in our maintenance endeavors… and in keeping up with the Jones’s. It has been noted that the difference between a […]