Get Ready To Garden!
Whether you’re planting a garden for the first time or adding to your collection, the pros at Studley’s are ready to assist. Even if the items shown in our Top Garden Picks aren’t quite a fit, our Garden Center is filled with hundreds of varieties to choose from and we can make recommendations for substitutions that are equally beneficial.
Use our New Plant Finder Tool to make a Wish List of the plants that strike your fancy, make a mental note about the soil, amount of sun and space you have to work in and come see us. We’ll help you choose the right plants, shrubs or trees that are suitable to your needs!
If time is short or gardening just isn’t for you, you can still have a beautiful property that is the envy of the neighborhood. Studley’s Landscaping Services offers residential and commercial property owners everything from design and installation of gardens, irrigation systems, and hardscapes to year-round maintenance. Call to book your free consultation today and ask our pros about the plants shown here.
My Pro Tip
If you are a new homeowner or trying gardening for the first time, there are a few basics to consider.
Annual plants are not winter hardy for our New England climates but are the best seasonal choice for maximum blooms and color. These can be planted any time after the final frost (Memorial Day is weekend is a safe bet!) in beds, alongside perennials or in containers for pops of color from spring to late summer. Have some fun trying out these Annual Container Recipes from the folks at Proven Winners using Angelface Steel Blue or Gomphrena ‘Truffula Pink’.
Perennials are plants that will come back each year with proper care and make for good long-term investment. Most can be planted as soon as the ground thaws enough to dig and will tolerate late-season drops in temperature. Bloom times and length can vary. They reward us year after year by spreading at the roots to come back the following season fuller and with more blooms. Some can and should be divided to control growth and the nice thing is you can relocate your divided plants to stretch your gardening budget or share with a friend each year.
Trees & Shrubs While trees & shrubs can be planted anytime during the season, we recommend planting in early fall. If you plant them in the spring or summer they will require careful and thorough watering through the summer. Newly planted shrubs and trees often need a year from planting to fully establish their roots in the new location. Fall is an ideal time to plant them as the weather is cooler and the soil is still warm enough to help the roots establish. Learn more in this video from the UNH Cooperative Extension on best mulching practices for your shrubs and trees.
See you at Studley’s!