August Tips for Wisconsin Gardeners!

Savor Summer Color in the Midwest 
August Garden Tips

Stock your patio and garden with plants that continue to flower as the temperature soars.

  • Annuals: Heat-lovers include verbena, Diamond Frost Euphorbia, Portulaca, and zinnia.
  • Tropicals: Mandevilla, brugmansia, hibiscus, and glory bower thrive on heat. In containers, increase flower number by feeding plants liquid bloom-booster fertilizer every 10-14 days.
  • Perennials: Black-eyed susan, coneflower, Shasta daisy, and bee balm all stage a stunning summer show.
  • Test Garden Tip: Deadheading is the process of removing faded flowers. This action encourages the formation of future blooms.
  • Container plantings can need watering as often as twice a day in hot, windy weather.

Mulch Matters — You may need to replenish mulches, especially those that break down quickly, such as straw or grass clippings. Mulches should be 1-3 inches.

Whack Your Weeds — Time weeding for after a good rain. Weeds come out easier and with more of the root.

Deadheading 101 — Keep deadheading! For the most flowers and tidiest garden, deadhead daily. Deadheading 101

  • Keep an eye out for aphids and spider mites. Treat with insecticidal soap. Spider mites, which also thrive in dry weather, can be treated with pyrethrums, an extract from mums.

Mulch Matters

Check our Seasonal Tips blog for all kinds of helpful information to keep your yard and garden looking simply beautiful!

Courtesy Better Homes & Gardens Online More

Questions about planting, feeding and watering? Take advantage of our knowledgeable horticulturist & owner, Jason. He is here to help you make good decisions on what will work best and how to properly tend to your new plantings. Visit the Heritage Hill Nursery and garden center now! We are conveniently located, close to Cedarburg, Jackson, West Bend, Slinger, WI.

 

Don’t forget! Take advantage of our
August Special Offer. 

 

 

 

 

August Special Offers from Heritage Hill

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Your Garden Center in Cedarburg, WI! Check here often for special web offers for garden center items and other discounts!

August Specials from Heritage Hill

Hard to believe that August is here! Not to worry… we have a few months of lovely weather yet to come.  Nevertheless, might be time to consider what you would like to add to your yard. 

Have you considered a flowering Dogwood Shrub?  They are lovely to look at and easy to maintain.  AND this month, your friendly nursery, Heritage Hill, is offering a whopping 25% off! 

Another favorite that has a short, but oh so sweet blooming season, is the Lilac Bush – now 20% off! We simply cannot resist that alluring frangrance and of course the beautiful brilliant flowers in a variety of rich colors. 

Check our Seasonal Tips for more info about the above plants… and stop in, won’t you? We’re here to help! You know you can count on Heritage Hill Nursery for healthy strong plants. 

Visit Heritage Hill Nursery soon! We are conveniently located, close to Cedarburg, Jackson, West Bend, and Slinger, WI.

  

25% off All varieties of Dogwood Shrubs! 
(with coupon) 

20% off Lilacs – Throughout August

 

July Tips for Wisconsin Gardeners

July – Perennial Garden Ideas

By Steven A. Frowine, The National Gardening Association

Perennials return each year to provide splashes of color and texture to garden beds and borders. Here are some basic garden layout tips and techniques used by professional garden designers that you can easily apply in your own garden.

The most common way to display perennials is together, in a large flowerbed or, space permitting, a long border of either meandering form or with firm boundaries. These methods of growing perennials are purely practical: You can prepare the soil, plant them together, and care for them.

  • Plan to be in scale: Some sense of proportion between your home, garage, and/or shed (whatever’s nearest to the proposed perennial garden) is key. A big house, for instance, does best with wider beds and taller plants; a smaller one is better served by a series of smaller beds and lower-growing plants.

  • Match garden style with structures: A casual bungalow, cottage, or one-level home likes an informal perennial garden, with wavy-edged boundaries; a larger or more imposing home, or one with strong architectural elements and lines, needs a more formal, straighter-edged approach.

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Heritage Hill Garden Center – June Special Offers

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Your Garden Center in Cedarburg, WI! Check here often for special web offers for garden center items and other discounts!

Garden Center July Specials

Perennial Sale!

The ability of perennials to produce striking foliage and flowers repeatedly is what makes them so popular among gardeners. Unlike annuals, these plants will endure winter weather and return with vigor in spring or summer without much help from us (aside from a bit of pruning, deadheading and basic care).

As you begin to consider your perennial garden, it is important to think about how they fit into the overall design. There are many perennials to choose from in a wide variety of colors, shapes, sizes and textures.

Now is a perfect time to give this additional thought, with our super special coupon; buy 4 and get 1 free (of equal or lesser value). 

For more ideas with perennials, visit our July Garden Tips blog page. 

Additionally, this month, Heritage Hill Nursery is offering 20% off of Potted Variegated Maple Trees. 

Check our Seasonal Tips blog for all kinds of helpful information to keep your yard and garden looking simply beautiful!

Questions about planting, feeding and watering? Take advantage of our knowledgeable horticulturist & owner, Jason. He is here to help you make good decisions on what will work best and how to properly tend to your new plantings. Visit the Heritage Hill Nursery and garden center now! We are conveniently located, close to Cedarburg, Jackson, West Bend, Slinger, WI.

 

Buy 4, Get 1 Free (see below coupon)

 

20% Potted Variegated Maple Trees

Throughout July