Schmalz Custom Landscaping https://schmalzlandscaping.com Your Landscaping and Garden Center Experts Thu, 03 May 2018 20:28:30 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Don’t Get Your Tinsel In A Tangle! https://schmalzlandscaping.com/dont-get-your-tinsel-in-a-tangle/ Sun, 29 Nov 2015 15:26:43 +0000 https://schmalzlandscaping.com/?p=4419-en This is always a special time of year. It starts with Thanksgiving, where we gather around the table with friends and family. Where we reminisce of past memories, and create new ones. After the turkey has been eaten and the pumpkin pie is gone, the preparations begin for the most magical time of year. Christmas! […]

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This is always a special time of year. It starts with Thanksgiving, where we gather around the table with friends and family. Where we reminisce of past memories, and create new ones. After the turkey has been eaten and the pumpkin pie is gone, the preparations begin for the most magical time of year. Christmas! Schmalz Custom Landscaping and Garden Center would like to invite you to our Christmas open house on December 5th.

During the open house you can enjoy refreshments while shopping for the perfect holiday décor items to spruce up your home. It all starts with our beautiful wreaths, live garland, and Christmas containers to decorate the entryway of the house. For the DIY people, we have bundles of fresh evergreens as well. Then comes getting the inside of the house ready for the holidays. In the garden center store you will find one of a kind ornaments to trim the tree. Also, we have recently added poinsettias to our selection as well. Along with many other Christmas home décor items that will add an added touch to your home to say, Merry Christmas! But wait, don’t forget the Christmas tree!! Our trees will surely bring that familiar smell of Christmas into your home! We carry fresh cut Fraser and Balsam Christmas trees. I haven’t even mentioned the best part, all of these items to prepare for the Christmas and more are going to be 30% off. That’s right, 30% off! But wait, there is one more thing to mention! Santa will be here from 1-4 to take pictures with the kids and families. Skip the long lines at the mall. Enjoy some hot cocoa, and see if you or the kids make the nice list!

So bundle up the kids and stop by the Garden Center to visit with Santa and have some refreshments. And don’t forget, you save 30% on your purchases December 5th from 10am-6pm. We hope to see you here. Merry Christmas!!!

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Our Shrubs ROSE To The Occasion! https://schmalzlandscaping.com/our-shrubs-rose-to-the-occasion/ Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:13:01 +0000 https://schmalzlandscaping.com/?p=4388-en   Summer is here and the Garden Center is in full bloom! Give your yard a variety of color and come pick out any of our flowering shrubs such as hydrangeas, hibiscus, potentilla, and butterfly bush. Our blooming perennials include balloon flowers, daisies, black-eyed susans, coreopsis, cone-flowers, daylilies, lilies, astilbe, phlox, and ligularia. Not only […]

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Summer is here and the Garden Center is in full bloom! Give your yard a variety of color and come pick out any of our flowering shrubs such as hydrangeas, hibiscus, potentilla, and butterfly bush. Our blooming perennials include balloon flowers, daisies, black-eyed susans, coreopsis, cone-flowers, daylilies, lilies, astilbe, phlox, and ligularia. Not only do the flowering plants make your yard beautiful, they will also help attract birds and butterflies.

Our vibrant shrub roses are a simple and enjoyable addition to any landscape. With proper care, you can keep your shrub roses looking lovely all season long. Pruning should begin in late April to cut back any branches that did not last through the winter. These branches will usually be brown or black and can be trimmed back to the size of the rest of the plant. Continuing to deadhead spent flowers all summer will promote new growth because the plant will use its energy to send out new leaves and buds. This can be done by simply cutting the branch back to the next set of five leaves. The new growth takes 4-6 weeks to see on the plant so roses should not be deadheaded after late August or the new growth and buds will be nipped by frost. Suspending deadheading will also allow the shrub to prepare for winter and save energy in its roots for next season.

Fertilizing your plants is another great way to keep your plants looking healthy. The best time to fertilize is mid to late May, after the plant has leafed out. Fertilizer should be applied every 4-6 weeks from June to mid-August. We recommend Bayer All-in-One Rose & Flower Care, a fertilizer with systemic insecticides and fungicides to help protect against insects and diseases. For organic gardening, we have Espoma Rose-Tone fertilizer.

Winterizing shrubs begins with discontinuing deadheading in late August as mentioned above. In mid-September, rose hips will start to form at the end of the branches which is a sign for the rose to start preparing itself for winter. In late October or early November, shrub roses do not need to be covered; however, to protect the plant’s root system, 2-4” of shredded hardwood (or leaves found around the yard) may be placed around the base of the plant.

Common issues with rose shrubs include aphids, insects which feast on roses, and black spot which is a fungal disease spread through the air making the leaves drop off of the plant prematurely. These problems can be treated easily with fungicides and insecticides. Once again, Bayer All-in-One Rose & Flower Care is recommended for at least the first two years to keep the plant healthy.

For more information on black spot and other plant diseases, come with your questions to our Plant Talk on Sunday, July 19th on common plant diseases.

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Fluttering And Hovering Over Perennials!!! https://schmalzlandscaping.com/fluttering-and-hovering-over-perennials/ Sat, 30 May 2015 14:02:38 +0000 https://schmalzlandscaping.com/?p=4367-en Here at the garden center we have sighted our first hummingbird! Our little friend was very busy visiting all it’s favorite perennials that it loves to feed from. This means that soon the butterflies will be making their presence once again to our landscapes. As summer quickly approaches, some of the major food sources for […]

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Here at the garden center we have sighted our first hummingbird! Our little friend was very busy visiting all it’s favorite perennials that it loves to feed from. This means that soon the butterflies will be making their presence once again to our landscapes. As summer quickly approaches, some of the major food sources for these fancy creatures start to flower. At the Garden Center we carry many perennials that butterflies and hummingbirds call their favorites. Some of these perennials we call our favorites too. If you are looking to make a perennial garden that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, or if you are looking to add some additional plants to your existing butterfly garden, there are some important factors that you should consider.

As you plan your butterfly oasis, make sure you pick the appropriate location for your garden. Butterflies need the heat from the sun to warm their wings for flight, so when it comes to picking a location make sure it has sun from mid-morning through the afternoon hours. Once when you have this location picked out make sure to pick the perennials that will attract but also thrive in a sunny location.

When choosing perennials make sure you select ones that flower orange, red, yellow, pink and purple. These are the colors adult butterflies are attracted to. They prefer flowers that are clustered or flat topped and that have short flower tubes. Also keep in mind to select perennials that flower at different times throughout the year. This way you can enjoy the butterflies for the whole season. Some of our favorite plants that attract these beautiful friends are Monarda, Liatris, Coreopsis, Salvia, Lillies, Allium, Daisies, Veronica, Sedum, Penstemon, Echinacea, and Yarrow. Use these perennials and it will create an array of colors that will last all season long. After selecting your plants, there are a couple more things you might like to add to your butterfly oasis.

Butterflies like to rest so adding some resting places is a good idea. One of the best things for this is some bigger rocks that they can use to warm their wings in the sunlight. Another thing to think about adding is a place for puddling. Butterflies love to gather by shallow sandy puddles. They drink the water and extract minerals from these locations. It’s very easy to make one of these puddling areas just take a shallow pan, add some sand and pour water into the pan to make the sand evenly moist. You don’t want to add to much water just enough to keep the sand evenly moist so the butterflies still have a place to land. You might even want to add some bananas once in a while, they really like them. Most of these plants and ideas will attract hummingbirds too.

Hummingbirds like some of the plants we mentions above but some other fun ones are Digitalis, Heuchrea, Columbine, and Lobelia. They also love an array of annuals as well one of their favorites, fuchsias. Another to consider when attracting hummingbirds is adding a hummingbird feeder to your garden. Many people say all you have to do is hang a hummingbird feeder and they will arrive shortly after. It is very easy to make hummingbird food it is 1 part sugar to 4 parts water. Boil the mixture and once when it is cool put the food in the feeder. You could say that hummingbirds have a little bit of a sweet tooth, but don’t we all. Also making sure there is a tree or shrubs close by your garden for protection. If you would like to learn more about these plants and other ways to attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies to your yard we will be discussing the topic in our plant talk June 7th at 2 pm. We hope to see you there.

If you have been having problems or questions with roses and caring for them, our next blog will be discussing how to care for them so check back later.

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Lettuce Turnip The Beet! https://schmalzlandscaping.com/lettuce-turnip-the-beet/ Tue, 12 May 2015 14:35:49 +0000 https://schmalzlandscaping.com/?p=4357-en As Memorial Day quickly approaches some people start to think beyond the shrub and flower bed and start focusing on their summer vegetable gardening. Many people really enjoy the hobby of vegetable gardening for many reasons. I personally like it because it reminds me of the great memories of being in the garden with my […]

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As Memorial Day quickly approaches some people start to think beyond the shrub and flower bed and start focusing on their summer vegetable gardening. Many people really enjoy the hobby of vegetable gardening for many reasons. I personally like it because it reminds me of the great memories of being in the garden with my grandparents and parents. We had competitions of who can pick the most green beans or pulling the biggest weed. But there are many other reasons for vegetable gardening for instance, it makes your meal times more personal and proud knowing you grew the food you have on your plate. Caring for the plants during certain weather conditions and watching vegetables from start to finish connects us to the environment around us. It can tie us together as a community when we share our bumper crops with neighbors, friends, and relatives. Not to mention growing your vegetables and herbs are cheaper than buying it weekly at the store. But before we get ahead of ourselves now is the time to plan your garden if you have not yet.

If you are new to gardening planning the size of your Vegetables bed is the first step. Remember you do not want to make your vegetable garden bigger then what you and your family can handle. Another thing to think about is what style of garden you would like. There are many gardening trends that are popular right now. Some of these are lasagna gardening, straw bale gardening, raised bed planting and of course the in-ground garden. Once you decide what type of garden you would like to grow, and the style in which you will grow it, the next step is location. Remember, gardens need full sun, so some place that would be a nice flat area in at least 7 hours of sun. It should also be easy accessible to a hose for those hot summer days when they need extra water. After you have these steps figured out then comes the fun. It’s time to play in the dirt.

Before planting any plants you will want to do soil amendments to the existing soil. I recommend using the garden mix soil we carry in bulk here at the Garden Center. This soil is a mixture of topsoil, leaf compost, peat humus, and sand. If you have a smaller garden or a raised garden I would recommend a couple of bags of Purple Cow. This is an organic product that is a activated compost that will help with plant health by releasing more nutrients. It also holds in the water so you won’t have to water as often. Once when soil amendments are done, it’s time to select and plant the vegetables and herbs you would like to grow. When selecting the vegetables remember, which plants like to have room to grow like squash. Also keep in mind there is cool weather vegetables such as lettuce and peas. If you plan accordingly you can plant these first than replant the area with another one of your favorite vegetables. If you are having trouble deciding what to plant in the garden, stop by the Garden Center we will help answer those questions you might have. Also to help pick the right plants for your garden we will be having a 20% off on vegetables and herbs starting on May 18th. Once when planting is done the commitment to your garden has begun.

Proper maintenance is the biggest part of gardening. These steps for an outstanding garden include making sure insects and other animals don’t interfere with your growing plant, keeping up with your garden’s water needs and of course weeding your garden. Fertilizing is a good thing to do this encourages new growth and bigger vegetables. As your produce matures, such as your tomatoes, you might notice that sometimes they suffer from a calcium deficiency called blossom end rot on them. This can be cured by adding calcium nitrate to the soil. When proper maintenance is done during the growing season you will have fresh vegetables and herbs for the whole season.

If you would like to learn more about vegetable gardening we will be having a plant talk on May 31st at 2pm. Join us this Sunday May 17th at 2 pm, as we discuss summer container gardening. We will talk about annuals and tropical plants along with vegetables and herbs that are best suited for container gardening.

If you are looking to enhance your garden by adding plants that will attract hummingbirds and butterflies check back for our next blog post.

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So your Mom called… She says Schmalz has great Mother’s Day gifts. https://schmalzlandscaping.com/so-your-mom-called-she-says-schmalz-has-great-mothers-day-gifts/ Fri, 08 May 2015 13:18:55 +0000 https://schmalzlandscaping.com/?p=4348-en Let us be the first to say Happy Mother’s Day to all our readers that are Moms! Tropicals and annuals have started to arrive at the garden center. Dare I say they look awesome! It is so nice to see bold, vibrant, colors once again. If you are still looking for that Mother’s day gift, […]

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Let us be the first to say Happy Mother’s Day to all our readers that are Moms! Tropicals and annuals have started to arrive at the garden center. Dare I say they look awesome! It is so nice to see bold, vibrant, colors once again. If you are still looking for that Mother’s day gift, stop by the Garden Center and pick out some of these fresh new plants. Mandevilla and Passion vines along with the hanging baskets all make a great Mother’s Day gift. Maybe you would like to pick out individual plants and make an arrangement for your Mother that she can enjoy all summer? We can help! Even if you are not sure what to get her we have such a wide range of plants and garden décor I’m sure you will find the perfect gift.

Perennials have also been arriving in the garden center. We have a very wide range of perennials to offer and it keeps growing. Some of the new varieties that we discussed in one of our earlier blogs have made their way in and are available. We are still waiting for some varieties to arrive but have no fear they will be in shortly.

We have also been receiving fresh stock of shrubs and trees weekly. The early blossoming ornamental trees have been flowering and the crabapples are about to pop. We can’t wait to see for the vibrant show of color these trees offer. In fact in honor of this spectacular flowering trees starting may 8th we will be offering 25% off crabapples. We have many varieties to choose from.

Don’t forget to stop by the garden center May 10th at 2pm for our first plant talk of the season. The topic is getting your Garden Ready for the Season. We will be discussing several topics such as pruning, mulching and enhancing your yard. Along with proper ways to care for your plants so you can enjoy them all season long. Don’t be afraid to ask questions during the talks as well. Also remember you will receive a punch card for attending the plant talks, the more talks you attend the more you can save on a future purchase. The following week May 17th our plant talk topic is Summer container Gardening.

In our next blog we will be discussing vegetable gardening. So make sure to check back if you want to learn more about soil amendments and other growing tips for making a great garden. You will enjoy all season long. Happy planting!

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Residential Landscaping: Diving into a Beautiful Lake Lot https://schmalzlandscaping.com/residential-landscaping-lake-lot/ Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:22 +0000 https://schmalzlandscaping.com/?p=4247-en Budget: $250,000 Luke Schmalz, Registered Landscape Architect Dan Vechart, Landscape Designer Enhancing an already amazing lake view, providing plenty of room for outdoor entertaining and complementing the home’s interior style were the primary goals of this ambitious residential landscaping project. Scope: This beautiful new construction home is situated on a bluff overlooking the northern shore […]

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Budget: $250,000
Luke Schmalz, Registered Landscape Architect
Dan Vechart, Landscape Designer

Enhancing an already amazing lake view, providing plenty of room for outdoor entertaining and complementing the home’s interior style were the primary goals of this ambitious residential landscaping project.

Scope: This beautiful new construction home is situated on a bluff overlooking the northern shore of Lake Winnebago. The client came to Schmalz for design/build work on everything from driveway layout and patios to planting beds and lawn. The Schmalz team, headed up by Luke Schmalz and Dan Vechart, was excited to utilize significant grade change on the site for attractive retaining walls and multi-level patios perfect for gathering.

Challenges: The unique lake lot posed significant grade changes. This issue—along with the client’s request for multiple patio areas—brought about several challenges with regards to the size and number of patios as well as their orientation to the lake, efficient traffic flow, and overall aesthetic. Additionally, filling in the lot to ensure a well-graded lawn was time consuming. Schmalz looked at these challenges as opportunities to create a truly custom result.

Results: Planning began in February 2013 and construction was complete in August of that same year, more than meeting the client’s expectations and allowing them to get the most out of late summer in their attractive and functional new outdoor space. “This was a great project to design and build. I’m pleased to say that the client loves their yard and they are so glad they chose to work with us!” said Dan Vechart.

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Why Schmalz: We bring unbeaten expertise in planning for this type of project, where design is crucial to providing the client with unique ideas. And maybe more importantly, expertise in planning how the project will progress so we can deliver on time and make good on our agreement with the client.

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Trees Are Cool!!! https://schmalzlandscaping.com/trees-are-cool/ Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:22:22 +0000 https://schmalzlandscaping.com/?p=4236-en The season is truly upon us. The grass is getting green and plants are starting to wake up from the long winter. Statuary, birdbaths, and benches have arrived at the garden center. We also have been busy stocking new, fresh, plant material in the garden center. Stop by the garden center and get inspired to […]

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The season is truly upon us. The grass is getting green and plants are starting to wake up from the long winter. Statuary, birdbaths, and benches have arrived at the garden center. We also have been busy stocking new, fresh, plant material in the garden center. Stop by the garden center and get inspired to start planting.

In honor of Earth and Arbor Day next week, we are very proud to announce some of the new trees we will be carrying this season. Purple Robe Locust is up first, this tree gets beautiful fragrant purple wisteria like flowers in mid to late spring. Mountain Frost Pear is a new species that is faster growing then other ornamental pears. Tamukeyama Japanese Maple is a variety that has more of a lace like leaf that will add an excellent contrast in any planting. We have also added some columnar trees as well. One that peeks our interest is a Sugar Maple that goes by the name of Apollo. This tree is perfect for those tight areas that you want to add height but don’t have the space for it to spread out. Another tree that has some interest to it is Fox Valley Birch. This is a dwarf variety that only gets about ten feet tall. To encourage all of our customers to plant and preserve our environment, starting April 22nd Schmalz Garden Center will be giving away a free seedling with every purchase while supplies last. We will also be having a 20% off sale on trees also starting the 22nd and ending April 25th. Don’t forget to ask a sales associate about our planting services! So celebrate Earth and Arbor Day with us and stop by the Garden Center!

As we stated earlier, new, fresh plant stock has been arriving and we have many trees and shrubs that are ready to be added into your yard. Perennials have started to arrive and will be filling the benches very shortly. In a couple of weeks, the annuals and tropical will be filling the greenhouse with vibrant color.

If you have that brown thumb and wish to turn into a green thumb or if you want to learn more about certain gardening topics such as container gardening, attracting wildlife, pruning fruit trees and other plant care, we will be hosting our Sunday Plant Talks at 2pm starting May 10th. The first talk will be on getting your yard ready for the year. Visit our Facebook page for a full schedule of plant talk topics.

While You’re visiting the garden center checking out all the new plants and garden accessories schedule a delivery of mulch, topsoil, or decorative stone to start or add the finishing touches to your planting beds.

In our next blog we will be discuss how to care for annuals and how to make a beautiful arrangement to give to Mom for Mother’s Day.

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Annuals, Perennials, And Shrubs…..OH MY!!!! https://schmalzlandscaping.com/annuals-perennials-and-shrubs-oh-my/ Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:18:13 +0000 https://schmalzlandscaping.com/?p=4218-en The long wait is over. The Garden Center has official opened for the season! We couldn’t be more excited. The garden center is full of great garden accessories and décor that people have already been purchasing. Our first loads of topsoil and mulch are in stock. Pottery has started to arrive, and there are many […]

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The long wait is over. The Garden Center has official opened for the season! We couldn’t be more excited. The garden center is full of great garden accessories and décor that people have already been purchasing. Our first loads of topsoil and mulch are in stock. Pottery has started to arrive, and there are many shapes and sizes to choose from this year, along with new colors. Soon statuary, birdbaths, and fountains will be here. With the beautiful weather we have been having we are focusing on getting tables and benches put in place and prepping the beds for the arrival of the new plants. Plants will be arriving in the next couple of weeks. We are looking forward to the new plant varieties we have selected for the 2015 season, and we hope you are too.

We also have all new tropical plants that we will be carrying this year. Some are familiar and some are so unique I don’t know where else you will find them. Some favorites of ours are Tacca, Bouganvilla, Pineapple and Shrimp Plants. We also added some new varieties of annuals to add even more color to your yard or patio. We will have all these in before Mother’s Day, so make sure to make time and stop in our greenhouse to pick up that wonderful gift Mom will love. Don’t forget, you deserve to buy a gift for yourself too.

We not only enhanced our greenhouse but our perennials department just got a little bigger with new varieties as well. If you are looking to add color to your landscape you will definitely want to check out these new perennials. If you are a big fan of Coneflower like we are you will want to add Cheyenne Spirit to your yard. It’s a variety of coneflower that gives you a mix of vibrant colors in one plant. But don’t forget to check out some other new great perennials like Pomegranate Kiss Dianthus, Mars Midnight Knautia, Dutch Chocolate Baptisia, and Belamcanda Chinensis.

If Perennials aren’t your thing, we have added some new shrubs to our wide range of plant stock as well. For instance if you love hydrangeas, and they grow too big where you want them, we have started to get dwarf varieties in. One of these varieties that have been getting some publicity is Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea. Grows just like its big brother Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea but only stays around 3 feet tall. If shrubs that have abundance of flowers is your thing you will want to add Sonic Pink Weigela to the yard. If you love seeing the butterflies in the garden Funky Fuchsia Butterfly Bush will be your go to plant. Not to mention the deep rich color of the bloom is to die for.

We also have some new trees we will be carrying for the 2015 season. They will be arriving for Arbor Day. We will mention these trees in our next blog, so stay tuned to read about these new varieties. I hope this makes you eager to get in the garden and start planning for the new arrivals. I know we will be adding some of these awesome plants in our own yards.

Stop by the Garden Center this Saturday to help us celebrate the start of the season. All Giftware in the store will be 20% Off.

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Spring-ing Into A New Season https://schmalzlandscaping.com/spring-ing-into-a-new-season/ Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:12:06 +0000 https://schmalzlandscaping.com/?p=4140-en Springs has sprung! Not only are the days getting longer, the weather has been so nice we have finally started to emerge from our houses and have become active outside once again. The first robins have been sighted! These are all things to get excited, about but here at Schmalz we are super excited that […]

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Springs has sprung! Not only are the days getting longer, the weather has been so nice we have finally started to emerge from our houses and have become active outside once again. The first robins have been sighted! These are all things to get excited, about but here at Schmalz we are super excited that the Garden Center will be opening for the season April 1st. As our opening day approaches we are pleased to announce that we will be have a lot of new items to peek your interest that are going to be available for the 2015 season.

Within the garden center we have been busy displaying all the new merchandise. These items range from garden accents that complement the plants in your garden to garden decor for the house, and Pottery. We have a lot of new plant material that will be arriving in April as well. We will keep you posted on our Facebook page, when the plant material starts to arrive. All these items will enhance your living areas and amazing gardens.

When you arrive at Schmalz Garden Center and enter the building we have many new items that stand out and catch your eye with every step you take. One of the areas we expanded our inventory on is Garden décor for the home. Within this genre we have a wide selection of wall art. Along with the new wall art we have added many new vases for beautiful cut flowers from your garden. Don’t worry, those small tender plants you love that have out grown their pot now have a place with the decorative planters we have.

As you step further into the store you will notice the wide range of garden accents that add a personal touch to anyone’s garden. Some customer favorites so far are the large metal cranes and giant flower stakes. Some of my personal favorites are the vintage looking items such as the plant stands, planters, and owls. There are garden stakes that are colorful and solar. Some of the stakes glow in the dark and others can have a plant planted in them. If you are looking for something to hang in your trees we have several solar lanterns, small birdfeeders, birdhouses, and other charming accents.

If you are sick of lifting heavy pottery in and out every year we have the solution. We have added a new line of pottery that’s lightweight so it’s easy to move and you’re not hurting your back doing so. Its stunning look will add a nice feature in the front or back of the house. Some other features this line has to offer is that it’s UV resistant and frost proof. Check out our new resin line.

For the 2015 season we are offering some new plant varieties to our already wide selection of plant material. One Category we really added to this year is our line of tropical and annual plants. When you visit the garden center this spring you will notice a lot of unique, eye catching tropical plants and some different sizes of plant material within the greenhouse. Not only did we add more tropical plants and annuals we have added new perennials, shrubs, and trees to our garden center that we think you will really enjoy. We will touch more on these new varieties in our next blog so stay tuned there are some really nice ones we can’t wait to mention.

If you would like to know more about the garden center, sales, and events like us on Facebook, or checkout our Brand New Website!

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Have No Fear, Spring Is Near!!! https://schmalzlandscaping.com/have-no-fear-spring-is-near/ Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:18:34 +0000 https://schmalzlandscaping.com/?p=3961-en Well it’s the First days of March and I don’t know about you, but here at Schmalz Garden Center we are itching to get outside and play in the dirt. With the future forecast we are getting excited that the snow is going to melt and for spring to finally be here. As always in […]

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Well it’s the First days of March and I don’t know about you, but here at Schmalz Garden Center we are itching to get outside and play in the dirt. With the future forecast we are getting excited that the snow is going to melt and for spring to finally be here. As always in spring there is a lot to do.

As we all dream of the nice warm sunny days ahead in spring we think of all the things that need to be done in the yard. From accessing the damage the winter did to our plants, to what those pesky rodents did. Hoping nothing bad happened to your favorite plant and of course hoping that your least favorite has died so you can plant something new in that spot. Of course you can’t forget to prune the shrubs and cut back the perennials you decided to leave till spring. Adding that new layer of mulch in your planting beds to add the finishing touch. After the bulk work is done of spring you start to dream of enhancing your yard.

Maybe you dream of that new area you would like to plant or adding a new garden accent to your existing planting beds. Getting that patio you dreamed of for so long so you can entertain your friends and family on those beautiful weekends. Don’t forget to dream about the new pottery planted with stunning annual arrangements on the new patio to show off to the neighbors. You start envisioning your yard full of colors and textures that complement your house. You start thinking of the houses in the neighborhood and how your property stands out as the best on the block.
Whether you want the best house on the block or if you just want to fix up your yard and don’t know where to start.

We are here to help! Make an appointment with one of our Landscape Designers, as always the first consultation is free. Our staff at the Garden Center is here to help with your needs as well. We will be opening the inside of garden center for the season April 1st and the Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, and Annuals will be arriving soon after that(weather depending). There is a lot of new items and improvements happening in the Garden Center as we are busy getting the store ready for our opening date. Stay tuned for the new plants and items we have in store for this season along with the improvements we have made this far for the 2015 season.

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