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Fall Landscape Services

The days are flying by and soon we will be gearing up for fall with the holiday season not too far behind. With so much to do and so little time, when do you find time for yard work? The solution is Arbor Masters!

What services does Arbor Masters offer?

The list of outdoor chores may seem endless. Arbor Masters is ready to help you get your landscape ready for fall and winter with these fall services:

Fall leaf clean up: Anyone who has large trees knows that raking leaves is a never-ending task. Leaving leaves on the ground throughout the fall and winter can prohibit valuable sunlight and moisture needed for your lawn to thrive. In addition, decomposing leaves can promote insect and disease if left over the winter.

Gutters: If you have leaves on the ground your gutters are probably full of … Read More »

Plant Bulbs Now for Spring Blooms

With the first freeze in the very near future, now is time to start planning your spring garden. Stores are offering a multitude of spring blooming bulbs to choose from; so which bulbs best suit your garden? Below are a few of the more popular flowering bulbs for the Midwest:

Hyacinth – This sweet smelling flower ranges in colors from light purple to vibrant pinks. This is a hardy flower and usually one of the first to appear in the spring. The flower size will diminish after a few years so new bulbs will need to be planted. Note, the bulbs are poisonous and should be handled with care.

Muscari – Noted for its vibrant blue flowers, this small flower is great for garden bed edges or to add a pop of color to a berm. They too are one of the … Read More »

Planning Your Fall Garden

You may think that with the approach of fall, planting is no longer an option. However, there are still items you can plant that are perfect for your landscape.

There are several hardy flowers and plants that thrive in the fall. Pansies are a great cool weather flower. Pansies provide a pop of color in early spring and fall when weather temperatures are cooler. Another popular flower, Marigolds, are a hardy border flower that offers shades of gold, yellow and rust. While they are a low maintenance flower, they do require dead-heading to promote growth and spread. Ornamental Kale is another nice enhancement to any garden. This bright green plant with purple or white center provides color and interest to any landscape. Ornamental Kale does require a fairly sunny location and routine watering.

Believe it or not, you can still enjoy a … Read More »

Prepare Your Garden for Spring Planting

March is a great time to start planning your spring and summer gardens. It may still be cold outside and Mother Nature may still have a few hard freezes or even more snow in store for us, but there are things you can do now to be ready for spring planting.

Remove spent annuals and plant debris from garden areas. Leaving spent plants in the garden can become a great hiding place for insects and disease that can emerge in warmer weather and affect new plant growth. Amend your soil. If you had poor plant growth last year, add peat moss and compost to help improve soil quality. Many gardeners in the Midwest fight heavy clay and compacted soil. To help break this up and give new plantings every opportunity for new root growth, experts recommend adding hummus and manure. Hummus will … Read More »
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