Archive for April, 2013

Snapshots of Spring Fling

With the beautiful weather we had this past weekend, our Spring Fling was a fun time! Thanks to all of you who came!

We had a good turnout for the hardscape seminar taught by Tussey Landscaping.

Making friends with the fish.

Relaxing and enjoying the sunshine.

Chef Eten was here and fired up our pizza ovens for the first time this year!

Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

Spring Fling!!!

Posted on: April 26th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

Cool New Pottery!!

Last week we received a whole new shipment of pottery that we’re excited about! Container gardening is increasing in popularity and we want to supply your need for serviceable yet beautiful planters. We have all kinds, sizes, and colors…

Micheal Carr Green Glazed Ceramic

Alfresco Olivio Planter

Micheal Carr Terra Cotta

Alfresco Bubbles Accent

Alfresco Barca and Tempo Planters

Stop by today to see it for yourself!

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

Spring Fling Open House!!!

We’re excited about celebrating spring here at Tussey Mountain Mulch with our annual Spring Fling Open House!! Stop by for sales, free refreshments, giveaways and an educational hardscape seminar. CLICK HERE for more information. We look forward to seeing you here!

Posted on: April 19th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

EP Henry: The Top Five Hardscaping Trends for 2013

The following article is shared from EP Henry’s blog:

The weather is warming up and everyone is getting ready to move the party outside!

We decided to reach out to some professionals to see what they are hearing in the “field” regarding upcoming trends for enhancing outdoor living spaces!

Topping the list of outdoor design trends for 2013 are:

  • Outdoor living rooms.  “Adding a roof structure over patios allows people to spend more time in their outdoor space,” said Joseph A. Nardo, owner of Private Paradise Construction and an EP Henry contractor.  A recent survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) indicated outdoor living spaces earned almost a 95 percent rating in popularity from respondents.
  • Multifunctional “kits.”  This year, EP Henry introduced its Solitaire Kit, which allows customers to convert their fire pit into a fish pond or an aquatic garden. This enables the feature to serve a dual purpose as both a heating source in the cool early spring and fall months and a refreshing water feature in the summer months.
  • Outdoor kitchens. Adding to outdoor living spaces, certain amenities such as built-in grills, refrigerators, countertops and concrete seating walls make for a versatile outdoor space that can be enjoyed day or night.
  • Sustainable products.  Environmental concerns continue to be a strong driver with outdoor projects.  Products such as permeable pavers help the environment by allowing rainwater to recharge the ground, reducing stormwater runoff. They can also be used to harvest rainwater for multiple purposes, such as watering gardens, replenishing ponds and fountains or washing cars.  EP Henry’s ECO line of permeable pavers brings beauty and functionality to sustainable design.
  • Natural-looking stone products.  “Many of our customers don’t like the look of concrete blocks,” said Chip Bunch, president of Shan-Gri-La Contractors and an EP Henry contractor.  “But the natural look of Cast Veneer Stone™ coupled with its price point makes it a popular product.”

For more ideas on ways to enhance your outdoor living space, call us at 696-1920 or stop by our landscape center!

Posted on: April 18th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off

Prevent Diseases and Insect Problems This Summer…

It’s the time of year when we love getting outside and getting our hands (and toes) in the dirt. Planting new shrubs and flowers is exciting as we anticipate what our landscape will look like when everything is growing and blooming. But spring is more than just a time for planting. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This wise quote certainly applies to gardening as well. By treating your plants with an insect and disease control or fertilizer, you will be able to prevent many disappointments and problems later this summer.

Bayer All-in-One Rose and Flower Care is a wonderful fertilizer as well as insect and disease control.  I highly recommend it for rose bushes and/or other plants. It protects against insects such as caterpillars, Japanese Beetles, aphids, and other pests, and against common rose maladies such as black spot, powdery mildew, rust, and southern blight. As a fertilizer, it promotes strong roots and beautiful blooms. It is in a granular form which makes it easy to apply… and an application lasts 6 weeks! And if you really want to safeguard your roses from diseases such as black spot and mildew, spraying Green Light Rose Defense weekly produces great results.

             

For your trees, Bonide Tree and Shrub Insect Control is an easy to use and long lasting product, with only one application a year being necessary. It is a liquid that is applied to the soil around the base of the tree which eliminates the hassle of spraying. This is a wonderful prevention for trees and shrubs, like the Weeping Pussy Willow or the Alberta Spruce that are susceptible to pests.

And for all the annuals and perennials that are dutifully blooming to add color to your landscape? Scott’s Miracle-Gro is an effective, all-purpose fertilizer that is easy to use. It is available in different forms, such as Mir-Acid and Bloom Booster to supply all your needs, and comes as a concentrate in liquid or granular forms, that need to be mixed with water.

I hope this gives you the information and confidence you need to get a head start on your gardening this year. As always, feel free to call with any questions!

-June Zimmerman

Posted on: April 11th, 2013 by admin | Comments Off
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