Horticultural Oils in Your Landscape

Daniel Trejo Expert Advice, Landscaping, Plant Care Leave a Comment

Some form of horticultural oils have been used to control pests for hundreds of years. Their most well known name is dormant oils. However, the oils we have on the market today make that a misnomer as many are labeled to be used throughout the “green” season. Dormant spray is a name for one of the times you can treat …

Soils of Eastern Idaho

Brady Madsen Landscaping, Plant Care

Planet Earth is an amazing orb in our part of the universe compared to almost anything within our current range of vision. Earth’s distance from the sun and the abundance of water provide the essentials of life so much more abundantly than anywhere we currently know. One of the more amazing things about our earth I have come to realize …

Annual vs. Perennial vs. Biennial

Kalie Larkin Expert Advice, Landscaping, Plant Care

Annuals: Annual flowers are defined as one that completes its entire biological lifecycle in a single year. This means they will start from a seed, grow, flower, set seed and die in that single season. With such a short lifespan they have a great need to be up and doing. Most annuals will flower all season long, giving you a …

Changes For Eastern Idaho

Brady Madsen Expert Advice, Landscaping, Plant Care

USDA Changes Hardiness Zones For Eastern Idaho   Recently the US Department of Agriculture revised its zoning maps for plant hardiness throughout the United States. This represents a substantial increase in the amount of data used to formulate each zone. It now covers the years from 1976 through 2005 whereas the previous edition was from 1976 through 1990. Each zone …

Winter Yard Prep

Kalie Larkin Expert Advice, Landscaping, Lawn Care, Plant Care, Pruning, Sprinkler Systems, Tree Care, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Is Your Yard Ready to Hibernate? (Getting Landscapes Ready for Winter) Well the upper mountains are showing snowcaps but it still feels like fall here in Southeast Idaho. These next couple of weeks are a perfect window to make sure our landscapes have the best chance possible to make it through the winter unscathed. So just like when a bear …

Safety First… Man vs. Plants: Ice Melt

Brady Madsen Expert Advice, Landscaping, Lawn Care, Plant Care Leave a Comment

As the winter unleashes on our landscapes and sidewalks we are forced to make an important decision; do we put down de-icing chemical or not? Clearing of the sidewalks, driveways and road by shoveling or plowing alone is not often adequate to ensure safety. There are various ice melt compounds available to aid us. Some can be expensive and others …