Archives for July 2013

You Pick It, We’ll Plant It!

You Pick It, We’ll Plant It at The Family Tree Garden Center

You know that you want a beautiful yard. You’ve bought your trees, shrubs, flowers and planting mix. You want them planted so they will be a sight to behold! We can do that for you!  Yes, you could dig into that hard Georgia clay but why not leave it to our professionals to do the sweating? We love to dig in so plants can grow up.

We’ll plant it, you enjoy it!

Our professional staffs of landscaper’s are well trained and will deliver, set-up, plant and cleanup the plants that you have worked hard to pick out.  We’ll make sure it’s done right.  With a little help from us, transforming your lawn can be easy, affordable and quick! We can plant your top quality, beautiful plants from The Family Tree within the same week. No job is too large or too small to have a beautiful landscape with a little help from your friends at The Family Tree Garden Center!

Here are our affordable installation prices:  (these prices do not include the cost of the plants and amendments)

  • $5.00 per 1 gallon pot
  • $1.15 per 4-inch pot ground cover
  • $14.00 per 3 gallon pot
  • $25.00 per 7 gallon pot
  • $45.00 per 15 gallon pot
  • $2.50 per bag or bale of mulching material
  • $3.00 per mile over 5 miles from store to planting location
  • $75 minimum planting fee is required in addition to the cost of the plants

*Area to be planted must be cleared and ready for planting. Designer will discuss clearing and preparation costs and options if needed.

When We Come Out To Plant, We Can Deliver Your Plants Right to Site if You’d Rather…

We welcome you to come visit our team at The Family Tree! If you need information, direction or help please contact our office by calling 770-972-2470. Make sure to follow-us on Facebook , TwitterGoogle+!

Plants that love and can handle the heat!

The heat is on! July and August are hot, humid months and require tough plants that can tolerate these conditions. Summers can bring HOT temperatures so being prepared with the right plants is key! Making sure that your plants are tough enough to survive in these harsh summer heat is the first step. We have put together a few ideas of plants to purchase that we know will stay beautiful and vibrate all summer long!

Tough Guy Plants:

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Angelonia: The Angelonia is the ultimate tough guy plant and can handle extremely high heats and stay beautiful and vibrant.

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Begonia: The Begonia can withstand sun and shade. It has a range of size and shape from a smaller bud to a larger body plant. We suggest the Baby Wing as it is a nice in between solution.

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Laurentia: Plants are vigorous and tolerate heat and humidity well and flower early.

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Salvia: The Victoria Blue has beautiful tall color and can handle the HOT conditions.

We welcome you to come visit our team at The Family Tree! If you need information, direction or help please contact our office by calling 770-972-2470. Make sure to follow-us on Facebook , TwitterGoogle+!

Rain, rain go away! Will my plants recover from all the rain?

If you are in the Southeast, especially Georgia, you are feeling the effects of the rainfall that has been sitting over us! Preparing for spring and summer gardening has not turned out how we all planned, but instead have had to deal with a chilly spring, flooding, intense rain, and over watering of plants, all unexpected for the season. It has been a challenging spring and summer that has kept us plant lovers on our toes. The questions we have been getting here at The Family Tree Garden Center are – what will happen to our plants due to all this rain? Is this rain a good thing or a bad thing? Will my plants recover? Lucky for you we have your answers and can help you moving into to August when the rain stops!

Heavy rain isn’t good but plants are resilient and can recover! Plants need oxygen along with water around their roots.  Excessive water decreases the pockets of oxygen causing the plant to be unable to absorb the water.  That’s why over watering looks very similar to under watering.

Plants also need nitrogen.  Nitrogen moves quickly through the soil so all this rain is washing the nitrogen away.  Many of your plants are starting to look yellow.  Pulling the mulch away from the plants and adding a fertilizer with good nitrogen (like Espoma Plant-Tone) with help with the yellow leaves.

Remember also that soggy soil invites fungus. Watch carefully for brown spots and mildew and try to be proactive with a quality fungicide.

With rain washing away mulch and eroding soil from around plant roots, making sure you have a recovery plan is key! Immediately after a storm you need to prune injured or dead plant to allow the plant to recover. If you are noticing that the soil is extremely saturated after a storm and you are concerned about root rot, we suggest removing the mulch from around the plants for a few weeks. That will help the soil dry out!

Don’t leave your plants high and dry when the rain stops. They must be acclimated to the stressful dry soils.  Put the mulch back and slowly wean your plants back to normal water conditions.

We welcome you to come visit our team at The Family Tree! If you need information, direction or help please contact our office by calling 770-972-2470. Make sure to follow-us on Facebook , TwitterGoogle+!