Thursday, October 12, 2017
Marianne Adam (left), Comfort Bag Project Coordinator for the Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks, and Angela Wambaugh (right), Office Manager for Waterfall Gardens, are pictured before a colorscaping installation of pink Supertunia Vista Bubblegum flowers to promote a month long promotion which will also raise funds for BCSS.
In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month of October, Waterfall Gardens will be donating $25.00 to the group for each deposit on new landscaping projects scheduled in the month of October; or $50.00 with the scheduling of a "Pink Pansy Planting" of 10 flats or more of winter pansies.
You can call Angela at 610-777-5159 for further details and to schedule your projects to help drive the donations.
Friday, September 29, 2017
There's a crispness in the air and the leaves on the trees are turning beautiful shades of orange, yellow and red. Fall is finally here. At the beginning of each season, Waterfall Gardens provides you with our gardening and landscape care tips.
Fall Landscape To Do List
* If your lawn is looking poor and spotty, it may be time for a good aeration and top seeding.
* Fall is a good time to plant grass seed because of the cool temperatures. The soil will still be warm and promote germination and root development.
* Divide any perennials that have been in for several years during the month of October. If they are finished blooming, cut them back, dig them up and divide them with a sharp shovel. Plant them in other parts of the garden.
* Fall is the time to plant spring-blooming bulbs like daffodils and tulips.
* Mulch newly planted perennials and any tender plants to protects their root systems over the winter.
* Trees and shrubs that flower in late summer can be pruned in the dormant season.
* Don't prune spring-flowering plants like rhododendrons and azaleas.
* Prune out dead branches and branches that cross each other and rub in the wind.
* Branches that have an acute angle at the trunk are a weaker branch and may tend to break during snow or ice storms. If they can be pruned off or shortened up it will take some of the weight off which will help preserve the health and shape of the tree.