Save the Bees – How Gardeners Can Help

June 24th, 2019|Comments Off on Save the Bees – How Gardeners Can Help

By Russell M. Gullo With bee populations declining at a catastrophic rate, many gardeners are asking what they can do to help. They realize that a robust bee population is critical to a healthy ecosystem [...]

Understanding Fertilizer

June 12th, 2019|Comments Off on Understanding Fertilizer

By Russell M. Gullo Beautiful gardens begin with healthy, well-nurtured plants. From boxwoods to the Kentucky bluegrass in your lawn, every plant needs nourishment to be healthy, strong, and resistant to a number of potential [...]

How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes Naturally

June 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes Naturally

By Russell M. Gullo   Was your yard wet this spring? Did you have spots with standing water? If so, you’re not alone. The wet, overcast weather thus far has created the perfect conditions for [...]

It’s Flower Time! What to Plant and Where to Plant it

May 25th, 2019|Comments Off on It’s Flower Time! What to Plant and Where to Plant it

By Russell M. Gullo After a long, cold, rainy spring, the temperatures in Western New York are finally starting to warm up. We can finally go outside and enjoy the outdoors! And what better [...]

What’s Your Landscape Style?

May 13th, 2019|Comments Off on What’s Your Landscape Style?

By Russell M. Gullo When you picture your dream yard, does it look like a state park, or more like an English manor garden? Do you relish natural beauty, or the beauty man makes out [...]

Flowering Shrubs – 10 Improved Varieties We Love

May 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Flowering Shrubs – 10 Improved Varieties We Love

  By Russell M. Gullo   Flowering shrubs are the foundation of any landscape. Not only do they provide beauty and curb appeal to your home, they attract pollinators, fill your yard with wonderful scents, [...]

Beat the Heat: Summer Gardening Guide

July 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Beat the Heat: Summer Gardening Guide

By Russell M. Gullo Beat the heat with these summer gardening tips.   With the hot temperatures we have been experiencing recently, many people are hesitant to garden. Their concern is that it is not [...]

10 Great Low-Maintenance, Dwarf Shrubs

June 16th, 2018|Comments Off on 10 Great Low-Maintenance, Dwarf Shrubs

By Russell M. Gullo One of the most common concerns we hear at the garden center is that shrubs will get too large and outgrow the space they are planted in. While this is certainly [...]

The Wonderful World of Weigela

June 4th, 2018|Comments Off on The Wonderful World of Weigela

By Russell M. Gullo The weigela of today looks little like the hedge you used to see at Grandma's house. Once an old staple that fell out of favor, weigela has made a resurgence, being [...]

8 Great Plant Options for Privacy

May 19th, 2018|Comments Off on 8 Great Plant Options for Privacy

Create a private outdoor living space with these plants By Russell M. Gullo Creating a private area to enjoy in one's yard is one of the most satisfying home improvements that can be done. Enjoying [...]

9 Flowering Trees That Will Beautify Your Yard In 2018

May 11th, 2018|Comments Off on 9 Flowering Trees That Will Beautify Your Yard In 2018

Nothing says spring quite like the sight and scent of a flowering tree in your yard. From magnolias, to crabapples to plums, their early blossoms shout "spring is here!" The beauty that they bring is [...]

7 Exciting New Plants For 2018

April 25th, 2018|1 Comment

By Phil Avino Gone are the days of the same old plants year after year. With advancements in growing technology, an increasing number of new and improved plants are hitting the market every year. Here [...]

Early Spring Gardening Checklist

March 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Early Spring Gardening Checklist

Get your yard ready for the growing season with these six tips By Russell M. Gullo April is notoriously unpredictable in Buffalo. While we usually get our fair share of April showers, 80-degree days, or [...]

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Landscape Designer

March 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Landscape Designer

Ask these questions to ensure you hire the right contractor By Tony Gullo If you are considering getting landscape work done at your home or business, it is important to ask the right questions. There [...]

The Best Shrubs for Shady Areas

March 28th, 2018|Comments Off on The Best Shrubs for Shady Areas

Conquer your low-light areas with these favorites By Phil Avino Shady areas in landscapes can be a challenge for gardeners. Many shrubs prefer a healthy dose of the sun’s rays to grow and flourish. While [...]

5 Tips For Growing Grass Seed

March 28th, 2018|Comments Off on 5 Tips For Growing Grass Seed

Grow a lush lawn with these pointers By Russell M. Gullo Growing a lawn from seed can be one of the most challenging projects a homeowner can undertake. The path from newly seeded to lush [...]