When Summer starts to fade away and those morning's become colder and colder, it's hard not to regret the passing of all the summer blooms we love so much. But have no fear, for the chrysanthemum is a plant that is build to last until the snow finally falls. The blooms last for weeks, not days, and the sheer number of flowers per plant will convince anyone that this flower really likes to show off.
Being that mums are tight mounded and have stunning bloom cover, these plants are perfect for mass plantings. These inexpensive plants come in many differant colors such as yellow, orange, red, purple, pink, coral and white. To get the most out of your mums, make sure you check your garden and see which colors would compliment yours best. For mass plantings however, it's best to stick with two colors, or possibly doing a gradual transition of related colors.
Incase you're interested in planting mums in your garden, here's acouple tips!
Location: Chose a spot that gets at least six hours of sun a day. Plants that don't get enough sunlight will be tall and leggy, producing fewer, smaller flowers.
Soil Preparation: Mums thrive in well-drained soil. Heavy clay soil should be amended. If your yard is soggy after the slightest rain, grow mums in raised beds with friable soil for good root growth.
Watering: Water newly planted mums thoroughly, and never let them wilt. After they are established, give mums about an inch of water per week. When bottom leaves look limp or start to turn brown, water more often. Over watering, however, encourages disease.
Interested in planting mums in your garden? Call Galecki Landscaping at 860-828-8886 to get started today!
As summer comes to an end, leaves start falling as the cool air moves in, making it a perfect time for fall overseeding. Throughout the summer, your lawn is damaged by heat droubts, diseases, insects and foot traffic. This is your chance to give your lawn the care it needs before the snow starts falling.
When to do fall overseeding
The ideal time to overseed is when the tempature is between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, giving your lawn time to fully germinate, giving the seedings time to fully mature to the point where they can make it through the winter and contine to grow again when spring arrives. So when you're thinking about overseeding, its important to pay attention to the tempature instead of the calender!
Fall Aeration and overseeding
Fall overseeding is usually combined with lawn aeration because germination depends on seed-to-soil contact. Lawn aeration is when a machine pulls the cores of the soil from the lawn so that air, nutrients and water have better access to turgrass roots. Its important to note that applying seed to your lawn correctly, either with a rotary or a drop speader, is necessary to make sure its blends evenly and maximizes the growth to match with your exsisting grass.
Benefits of overseeding in the fall:
There is a greal deal to know about to properly seed your lawn to maximize its potential. If you're wondering if your lawn needs to be aerated and overseeded or if its something you're not sure you can do on your own, contact Galecki Landscaping by calling 860-828-8886 or visit galeckilandscaping.com for more info.
Below is a list of town's Galecki Landscaping offers overseeding to
Andover, Ansonia, Ashford, Avon, Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Berlin, Bethany, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bloomfield, Bolton, Bozrah, Branford, Bridgeport, Bridgewater, Bristol, Brookfield, Brooklyn, Burlington, Canaan, Canterbury, Canton, Chaplin, Cheshire, Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Colebrook, Columbia, Cornwall, Coventry, Cromwell, Danbury, Darien, Deep River, Derby, Durham, East Granby, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Hartford, East Haven, East Lyme, East Windsor, Eastford, Easton, Ellington, Enfield, Essex, Fairfield, Farmington, Franklin, Glastonbury, Goshen, Granby, Greemwich, Griswold, Groton, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Hampton, Hartford, Hartland, Harwinton, Hebron, Kent, Killingly, Killingworth, Lebanon, Ledyardd, Lisbon, Litchfield, Lyme, Madison, Manchester, Mansfield, Marlborough, Meriden, Middlebury, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, Monroe, Montville, Morris, Naugatuck, New Britian, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Hartford, New Haven, New London, New Milford, Newington, Newtown, Norfolk, North Branford, North Canaan, North Haven, North Stonington, Norwalk, Norwich, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Orange, Oxford, Plainfiwld, Plainville, Plymouth, Pomfret, Portland, Preston, Prospect, Putnum, Redding, Ridgefield, Rocky Hill, Roxbury, Salem, Salisbury, Scotland, Seymour, Sharon, Shelton, Sherman, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southbury, Southington, Sprague, Stafford, Stamford, Sterling, Stonington, Stratford, Siffield, Thomaston, Thompson, Tolland, Torrington, Trumbull, Union, Vernon, Voluntown, Wallingford, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Waterford, Watertown, Wast Hartford, West Haven, Westbrook, Weston, Westport, Wethersfield, Willington, Wilton, Winchester, Windham, Windsor, Windsor Locks, Wolcott, Woodbridge, Woodbury, Woodstock.
With the record heat weve been having, dont forget to water your lawn! It can save you from having to do costly re-seeding this Fall. Even established shrubs and ornamental trees can use some water with the dry spell weve been having.
It's hard to believe the unofficial end of Summer holiday has just passed. Now is the time to get those projects you've been wanting to get done taken care of. Before you know it, the leaves will be falling.
It's finally Spring after a long, cold Winter! Now is the time to start planning your Spring and Summer Landscape Projects. Whether your looking for weekly lawn mowing or a complete landscape make-over, we got you covered!
It's October 1st! Which means it's time to liven up your commercial store front or office space with a burst of autumn colors with mum installation by Galecki landscaping. Don't be afraid to throw a pumpkin or two in for decoration. After all, Halloween is right around the corner!
Wondering about Mums? First off, there are several colors you can choose from. Purple, red, bronze, pink, white, and most commonly, yellow. With the Summer color's fading, this is a great way to continue revitalize your landscape and keep it colorful before the snow comes falling down.
Interested in growing? In all area's, its smart to plant mums in well-drained soil. Although they can adapt to any type of soil, it's best to plant them in organic soils. Mums also prefer sunny spots within the landscape. Even though they are able to grow in partial shade, the mums tend to have weaker stems and exhibit less flowering.
The most important technique on how to fully take care of your mums is pinching. This ensures that you get the most abundant bloom. To have the best results, being pinching back growing mums when new growth is anywhere from 4 to 6 inches while removing the stem above the second set of leaves to make sure they don't bloom too early.
For some last tips, we recommend making sure you plants them far enough apart to ensure the plants get good air circulation. It is also a good idea to try and plant toe mums somewhere where they can be protected from windy conditions, such as in a bed thats being sheltered by a building.
If you are interested in having us come out and plant mums at your business or home, contact us today at 860-828-8886
Do you have cracks that need to be filled? Or maybe your parking stripes, handy cap signs, or arrow's directing people on how to navigate through your lot are worn out and barely visible. Here's a look at a custom line striping and sealing job we recently did located right here in Connecticut. With winter right around the corner, it's important to make sure that your parking lot is ready to withstand whatever conditions this year may bring us!
Ever wonder if your lawn needs to be aerated? Often times heavy activity on a lawn compacts the soil, making it difficult for the lawn to grow. By aerating the lawn, it perforates the soil with small holes, allowing air, water and nutrients get directly to the roots.
The best time to do this is during either the fall or spring, while the air is cool, giving the lawn time to heal and grow stronger. If you'd like to schedule your business or home to be Aerated, call us today at 860-828-8886!
Our Mulch Blowing service is the most innovative and efficient way to install mulch to your landscape.
Some of the benefits of applying blown in mulch include:
Fast and Uniform:
Fast installation, convenient, less disruption for the homeowner, tenants, businesses or customers. Uniform application provides no more thin or thick spots.
Mulch installation helps sustain soil moisture by reducing evaporation and minimizes the need for watering. It also helps reduce weed growth and germination. Additionally, mulch serves as an insulator for the root structure of your plants keeping them warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
A fresh application of mulch can drastically improve the look of any property and shows you care about your landscape. Mulch comes in a variety of different colors and wood types, to suite your needs.
Attract customers by making your business stand out this Fall! We offer a wide range of Fall themes from mum plantings to Fall displays like this one. Contact us today!!!
Mums are the flower of choice for the Fall Season! Brighten up your property with a fresh planting of mums in a variety of Autumn colors. Contact Us Today!
Watering is the most important thing you can do for your newly installed or existing plants. Before watering,make sure to check the moisture of your soil. Over watering can damage plants and trees just as much as under watering. Consistency is the key to healthy plants. If you miss a day of watering, you should continue at the same rate you normally would. For newly installed plants or trees, remember to water them thoroughly immediately after planting. Run a hose on moderate pressure for about 30 seconds for small plants and 1-2 minutes for larger plants and trees. During the plants first year, you should water it 2-3 times per week. For mature plants you should water 1-2 times per week, with a deep soaking during drought season.
Mulching is an important aspect of any planting installation. Mulch not only retains moisture, but also adds nutrients, reduces the potential for weed growth, and adds a manicured appearance to your property.
Plants should be pruned at least once per season after they have bloomed. The use of sharp and clean trimmers is extremely important to ensure the healthiness of the plant.
Please contact us for your specific fertilizing needs. However, if your are a do-it-yourself person, we recommend the use of a slow release 10-10-10 balance fertilizer once per season.
Concrete Pavers - These are care-free, however, there are a few simple steps to keep them looking new:
Sealers - These products complement your walls and patios. Sealers can make old patios look new again, and can also produce a wet look (sheen) to protect against stains.
Watering is the most important aspect or germinating a healthy lawn. You should water your newly installed lawn daily to the point of saturation. We recommend running a hose and sprinkler instead of hand watering to ensure proper coverage. After the lawn is installed, avoid walking directly on it for 2-3 weeks. Do not use fertilizer or herbicides on hydroseeded areas for the first three weeks after installation. Once grass had matured it is okay to apply herbicides after the first 3 mowings.
Water newly sodded areas everyday for the first 2 weeks. Don't allow sodded areas to dry out, it needs about 1/2 inch of water per day. A light watering or rainfall is not sufficient enough to ensure proper growth. It may cause harm to the sod. Also avoid walking on sodded areas for a period of 2 weeks.
Overseeding and slice seeding can only be performed on existing lawns. Watering is not as crucial as other types of grass installation. However, weekly watering and fertilization is vital.