CREATE AN APPEALING ENTRYWAY
One of our favorite ways to add curb appeal is to simply place well designed containers near your front entry. Planting spring containers can bring a wonderful pop of color to landscapes that have been sitting dormant for the winter season. Knowing which plants will work in our cooler Minnesota spring climate can offer numerous options for designing unique containers to kick off the growing season. In any container, there will be the thrills, fills, and spills.
Thrills are the center of attention in a design and tend to be the tallest plant in the container. Thrill plants for spring will be bulbs such as tulips and daffodils and decorations such as pussy willow, curly willow and birch branches. Fills will be in the middle of a design and will add volume to a container. Fill plants include hyacinth, cold-weather perennials (heuchera, Hosta, primrose, Lenten rose, columbine, etc.), pansies, viola, marigold, fern and oxalis. These filler plants will bring wonderful color and texture. The spillers hang down the sides of the container to add another layer of color and texture. These plants include English ivy, torenia, lobelia, petunia (wave and supertunia varieties), million bells and trailing snapdragons. Other miscellaneous plants such as cold-weather vegetables and herbs (kale, lettuce, parsley, etc.) and Scottish moss can offer a dramatic surprise to a container’s design.
If you are looking for some help with bringing your space to life this spring, feel free to read more about Mom’s Fine Gardening and the services we offer.
Mom’s Fine Gardening Services
We care for gardens with an organic-based maintenance plan that includes a spring and fall clean-up, as well as routine visits throughout the season. During these visits we manage your gardens by removing weeds, deadheading annuals and perennials, pruning shrubs, diagnosing disease, and blowing off hard-surfaces. Our team also has the knowledge and expertise to troubleshoot issues with decks, patios, water features and other outdoor elements.
Kick it up a notch with your containers this year by adding unique elements that are sure to bring a pop of color to your front entry or poolside! We offer seasonal change outs of containers to bring a fresh look to your space.
DISEASE & PEST MANAGEMENT
Our horticulturists are highly trained in being able to recognize and diagnose early symptoms of diseases and pests as well as implementing the best control methods to relieve the stress from your landscaping. A few common conditions we find and treat include Japanese beetles, aphids, scale, cutworm, leaf spot, anthracnose, powdery mildew, blight, rust, molds, and other pests like deer, rabbits and mosquitoes.
POND & SPA TREATMENTS
Our team is trained to start up and shut down your water feature for the season and also can clean with algaecides, bust the collective muck and perform filter maintenance. We specialize in fish ponds as well as water features, fountains, ponds and spa maintenance.