Fall is the Time – Think Bulbs in the Landscape

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Tulips are just one of several spring bulbs that you can plant in the fall!

Fall bulbs are planted for a pop of spring color and loved by beginning gardeners as well as the veterans.  Fall permits for a “second season” of planting for spring blooming bulbs. Planting bulbs during the autumn months promotes a jumpstart to spring growth. The cooler, fresh weather aids in making a more pleasurable event for laboring outside in the garden and involves less watering. The decreased weather temperatures allow spring blooming bulbs to winter over in the ground, which is imperative for bulbs to deliver attractive spring, jovial blooms.

Bulbs are acknowledged by the season in which they are installed, not that in which they emerge, so with fall bulbs, it is significant to plan ahead to what the landscape or garden will look like in forthcoming seasons and discover the right space, color, height and amount to fashion the design you wish.

The queen of spring blooming bulbs, the tulip is ornamental and gentle, with as much diversity in its presence as those who plant them – tulips come in a variety of colors.  One of the first fall bulbs confronting the frozen soil come spring, the crocus suggests a nibble of what is to come that spring while still enclosed in winter’s frost. Commonly, crocus array the charts of purple and yellows, but blues, whites, and oranges are also available and lovely. Shouldering the identical name as the Greek God who fell in love with his own reflection, Narcissus is a bona fide representation of exquisiteness. Most gardeners may be acquainted with the typical yellow Daffodil, but the genus also includes a variety of 50 to 100 lacy beauties in yellow, white, orange, and everything in between.  To inquire further about how All American schedules fall bulb design in the residential landscape, call the office at 402-408-0000.

Water Features in the Landscape

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Streaming water is not only lovely to gaze at, but the sound is very soothing. If you incorporate a landscape garden or paver patio, advantageously including a water feature into the design will often attract wildlife, such as butterflies and hummingbirds.  Water features are one of the rising trends for landscape features.

Amazingly, water features can be incorporated in to even the smallest of spaces—all you need is some sort of vessel or bowl. If you have an outlet nearby, a small pump can circulate the water.  Water features can be as simple as a bubbling boulder or as extensive as a Koi pond with a waterfall.  The options are only limited to your imagination and budget.

Decorative water features are bursting into residential landscapes all over the country as homeowners look for exclusive ways to increase the curb appeal of their home.  Water features are an inimitable and attractive way to give your landscape a new look.  Typically, a below ground basin holds the pump and water that recirculates through the structure of most water features.   Fountains, bubblers, and patio ponds are swift and inexpensive landscape ideas to add a splash to your outdoor living spaces. Call All American today at 402-408-0000 to find a variety of fountain styles to suit your taste and budget.

Japanese Beetles in Residential Landscape

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If you live in the Omaha metro area, the plants in your landscape are most likely affected by the destruction of Japanese beetles, whether it be at the larval or adult stage. The adult beetle and juvenile grubs are threatening pests that attack many crops, turf, garden fruits and vegetables, and more than 300 species of flowers, shrubs and trees. They just are not very picky! Japanese beetle harm to plants is simple to recognize. Typically, the bugs can be caught in the act, visible and hanging out on the foliage or in the blooms. The significant signs of Japanese beetles are comprised of skeletonized leaves or entire defoliation of a leaf.

Fortunately, in most cases adult Japanese beetle destruction is only aesthetic and is not fatal to most plants providing that there is not substantial or long-term injury. For example, most rose bushes can survive Japanese beetle feeding with only the considerable damage done to the blooms. However, why have a rose bush if you cannot enjoy the blooms? What can be done about these annoying creatures?

Removing beetles by hand from favored plants can be a pragmatic and successful management practice for smaller landscapes or few plants, particularly when only a small number of the little monsters are present in the landscape. Physically picking them off the plant and dropping them in to warm water with soap is an effective means for control. To inquire further about how All American combats Japanese beetles chemically in the landscape, call the office at 402-408-0000.

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