TAG: Planting

Letter to the Editor: A better way to install annuals

April 11, 2016By

I just was reading the recent LM (March 2016) and saw the article on “How to quickly install annuals.” Having been involved with flower installation for over 30 years and over 23 years with Brickman (now BrightView), other than clearing the old mulch off the bed, the rest is a process that I have never seen done, would be extremely... read more

Step by Step: How to quickly install annuals

March 25, 2016By
Cartwright Landscaping; University of Illinois Extension

Spring is approaching, which means it’s time to spruce up clients’ properties with colorful annuals. But instead of having your crews spend hours hunched over miles of empty beds, use this method from Cartwright Landscaping, a full-service design, installation and maintenance company in Richmond, Va., to install annuals quickly and efficiently using only the plastic cells they’re purchased in. Begin... read more

Step by Step: How to properly plant trees and shrubs

April 1, 2015By

Planting a tree or shrub that will be healthy for years to come requires proper planning, selection and installation. -Start by looking at the site conditions to evaluate soil volume, drainage, growth restrictions (above and below ground), shading, soil pH and nutrition. Use that information to find a tree or shrub that will thrive in the setting. -The keys to... read more

Download: How to properly plant trees and shrubs

April 1, 2015By

Featured is a PDF version of the April 2015 Step by Step on “How to properly plant trees and shrubs” for use in company training efforts. Click here to download.   read more

Ep. 97: Organic land care and proper planting

September 18, 2014By

In this episode of Landscape Live, Richard McCoy, the visionary behind Richard McCoy Horticultural Services, discusses problems associated with improper planting and over mulching, as well as organic land care. Listen to learn more about these issues and the best strategies for handling them. read more

Caladiums in the landscape

May 11, 2012By

ABBOTT-IPCO knows caladiums, sometimes called elephant ear. The company has been producing and distributing them for years. There are hundreds of cultivars to choose from, but certain varieties are more suited to certain landscape conditions than others, according to ABBOTT-IPCO. Calypso Carolyn Whorton Summer Rose White Queen The following guidelines from the company can help you successfully incorporate caladiums into your... read more