One tip as the summer garden season nears an end: Replace faded annuals with cool season annuals, such as these Pansie, Diascia and Nemesia. As the summer garden season nears an end, don’t let your guard down. Keeping up with a few basic chores can improve your landscape’s beauty and reduce your workload next season. • Continue weeding. Removing weeds […]Read more ›
Category: Lawn & Garden Focus
Fencing around the home is vulnerable to weather-related, accidental or intentional damage. Rain hastens rust, and ground freezing and thawing or high winds can affect gate alignment. Children swinging on gates and animals trying to get through the fence also take a toll. Now’s the time to inspect fencing, gates and gate hardware around your property to ensure all are […]Read more ›
While the nice weather lasts, there’s nothing better than expanding your living space to the great outdoors. Luckily, it’s easy and affordable to create a comfortable and chic outdoor room that’s perfectly put together. Use these quick tips and inspiring ideas to transform your deck, porch or patio into one you’ll be proud to show off. Planning perfection Simply putting […]Read more ›
As summer winds down, heat and drought may have left your grass a little tired. Soccer, picnics and chasing fireflies have likely taken a toll. Luckily, because of cooler temperatures and an increase in precipitation, fall is the best time for lawn rescue. To many homeowners, early fall yard work may seem overwhelming, but a few 15 minute projects are […]Read more ›
Myths aside, wooing beautiful backyard birds to your outdoor environment can be as simple as offering them a reliable, high-quality food source. It’s a myth that continues to persist: Feeding birds in spring and summer will spoil them. But birds are like babies—it’s impossible to spoil them. Contrary to the myth, well-fed birds won’t get too lazy to search for […]Read more ›
To diagnose a grub problem, peel back a square foot of turf in a brown area. If it peels easily and you see more than six grubs, you have a problem. You water, fertilize and give your lawn all the TLC it needs, yet come late-summer you still find unsightly brown patches scattered across the turf. If the turf in […]Read more ›
FriesenWayneLinda767.jpg Wayne and Linda Friesen sit back and enjoy the fruits of their labor in creating a flower garden they can enjoy with family and friends. Wayne, who retired from Cooperative Grain & Supply in Hillsboro, uses some of what he learned in crop production, he said, to help his plants and trees keep a healthy pH balance. Linda does […]Read more ›
Whether city or country, bird watching is fun and you can create an environment for it in your own backyard in less time than you think. John Robinson, chief ornithologist and manager of Scotts Birding Center of Excellence, says there are three components to making your backyard an oasis for feathered friends: 1. Vegetation provides shelter Having a variety of […]Read more ›
Sharon Boese is in her ninth year at the North Cedar location in Hillsboro. The original nursery was located on D Street.
The sights and sounds of spring are evident at the Garden Center.
Hues of yellow, red and purple lie scattered like splotches of paint on a canvas.Read more ›
With about 70 varieties of perennials, numerous annuals, 39 shrub varieties and 15 ornamental tree varieties, Serenity Gardens is ready to accommodate customers for the spring planting season.Read more ›