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Are Your Evergreens Brown?

This past winter was extremely cold and as a result many Wisconsinites are seeing winter burn on their evergreen trees and shrubs. Winter burn occurs when evergreen needles dry out due to extreme cold and sun. South to southwest facing evergreens will usually have the most extensive damage. Evergreens with thinner needles tend to be […]


Summer Gardening Classes

Starting May 18th, Schmalz Garden Center will be holding Educational Classes throughout the summer to encourage knowledgeable and successful gardeners. Not only are our plants talks free, but we will give you great deals for taking the time to become better gardeners. Each attendee will be given a punch card that will give them promotional […]


Think Spring

                  If you are anything like us it’s really hard to think spring in the month of February. Especially with all the snow we have and that’s not including the freezing cold temperatures. Did you know that if we get 3 more days below zero before the end of winter, we tie the most […]


Birds in the Landscape

Throughout the year, birds add to the color and energy of the landscape. When birds visit the garden they enliven the space and bring us closer to nature. With a little planning, it is easy to increase the diversity in your yard, and create a haven for wildlife. Even a small area can be made […]


Spring Clean Up

The days are slowly warming, the snow is melting, and if you are anything like me, the dormant landscape beckons. If the ground is still frozen it may be too early for planting, but there are plenty of things that can be done now to ensure a successful growing season. Now is the time for […]


Berries for Fall and Winter

The season is winding down and the plants are changing from green to different shades of red, orange and yellow.  Soon, the trees and shrubs will be bare for the winter months, leaving a skeleton of what the landscape used to look like. In order to have year-round interest, some homeowners plant evergreens to keep […]


Fall Festival: Sept 22-23

Trees’ leaves are changing, night temperatures are cool and crisp, and fall mums are abundant and blooming.  To celebrate fall’s arrival, the garden center is hosting the 2nd annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23.  The garden center is offering 42% off of almost everything in stock, including most trees, shrubs, […]


Lawn Establishment in Fall

Late summer and early fall is the best time to reseed your lawn, or get a new lawn established for the first time.  With the cooler temperatures and more frequent rainfall, it saves money on your water bill and gives you a jump start on next season.  Planting through September 20 is advised; planting after that date risks […]


Fall Planting: Evergreens

In fall, many peoples’ thoughts turn to winter’s bare landscape.  It’s always slightly depressing to look out into your yard and see white snow blanketing everything with nothing there to spark interest.  Evergreens are an easy way to add splashes of color in the winter, and September is a great time to plant evergreens!  The […]


Fall Annual Season

By late August, many summer annuals are stressed and dried out.  The flowers may be smaller than they should be, or not there at all, and the foliage is a brown or red color.  Simply put, the annual containers look tired. Fall annuals are a great way to add new color and life to your […]


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