The Landscape Planner

The Landscape Planner is a source for a variety of information regarding landscaping. These 1 minute audio spots are from our popular radio series of the same name.

The spots are often timely information for that particular time of year. Several series have been developed that expand on a particular landscape topic like retaining walls and are helpful no matter what time of year you listen.

The spots within a category will show up in reverse date order based on the dates they were originally broadcast.

Many of these spots were created in response to your particular questions. If you have a specific question, just drop me an note and your topic may be answered on the next LANDSCAPE PLANNER!

  • Mon, Dec 31st, 2018

    Yard Envy---Its Contagious

    This is time to get signed up for Lawn Care! What is important about a program for your lawn? Listen as Phil discusses a few key things.

  • Mon, May 1st, 2017

    Moles, troublesome critters

    Moles are becoming more and more prevalent throughout the area.

  • Sat, Jun 2nd, 2012

    New Hydrangeas

    Listen to find out about the New Invincibelle Spirt and Cityline Venice Hydrangeas!

  • Sat, May 26th, 2012

    Transplant success

    continuing our discussion on how transplanting effects plants, we learn about plants each have a normal proportion between its roots and its plant top.

  • Fri, May 25th, 2012

    Memorial Day Celebration

    Memorial Day hours on Monday from 9-3 will give you a great opportunity to consider the Hydrangeas and Drift groundcover Roses for your landscape!

  • Mon, May 14th, 2012

    Trees have grown differently

    A Garden Store question about why 2 fruiting Pear trees have performed very differently even though planted at teh same time and nearby to each other. This planner talks about how soils can change quickly and greatly effect the success of transplanting.

  • Fri, Apr 27th, 2012

    Lawn Care update

    The weather has impacted the lawn care schedule this year, but things are returning to normal now. This planner talks about the time left to apply pre-emergent crabgrass control and that it is now time for weed and feed products.

  • Mon, May 30th, 2011

    What's up in the Landscape?

    What are we seeing in the landscape now that normal warmer temperatures have arrived

  • Tue, May 17th, 2011

    Lilacs for Color and Fragrance

    Lilacs are great plants for both bloom and also many have great fragrance for another dimension in your landscape. Hear a discussion of some issues with common Lilacs and suggestions for landscape options for Lilacs

  • Fri, May 6th, 2011

    Dogwood & Azalea Sale

    Good info on special prices thru May 15th on Dogwoods and Azaleas along with planting tips

  • Mon, May 2nd, 2011

    Moles Everywhere

    It seems like the mole population has exploded in this area. Lots of misinformation is out there. This spot touches on some of the facts.

  • Fri, Apr 22nd, 2011

    April is time to Mulch

    Listen to details on our mulch sale and suggestions for extending the benefits of the mulch

  • Thu, Sep 9th, 2010

    Mums the word

    Garden Mums add fall color to the landscape! Plant now to help improve overwintering ability.

  • Mon, Aug 2nd, 2010

    Hydrangeas are great!

    This group of plants has a lot of excitement about them right now, and for good reason. There are some great new varieties. Check out what's in the Garden Store with this spot.

  • Mon, Jun 28th, 2010

    Knockout Roses are great plants!

  • Mon, Jun 7th, 2010

    All this rain

    What will this rain do to our landscape plantings. The obvious is where plants are washed out of the ground. The not so obvious will be the leeching of nutrients from the soil. What to do? Listen to this planner on our suggestions.

  • Fri, May 28th, 2010

    Late May issues & Memorial Day

  • Sat, May 8th, 2010

    Flower Planting Preparation

    I discuss how to make your annual flower plantings be more effective and it starts with planting bed preparation.

  • Fri, Apr 30th, 2010

    Plant Feeding

    Feeding your plants in the spring is a good thing, despite some misconceptions.

  • Wed, Apr 14th, 2010

    Winter Issues show up now

  • Wed, Apr 7th, 2010

    April is Mulch Sale Time

  • Sun, Mar 28th, 2010

    Lawn Care Program Signup

    This is the time of year to sign up for our complete Lawn Care Program and Save! Listen to this spot for more information

  • Mon, Mar 22nd, 2010

    Spring topics

  • Mon, Mar 15th, 2010

    Mole Repellents

    One of the most often asked questions recently is what to do about moles. This audio offers several suggestions.

  • Fri, Mar 5th, 2010

    Birds in the Landscape

  • Tue, Feb 23rd, 2010

    Wind Chimes

    Sound is an important addition to your outdoor space and one of the best ways to add a musical touch is with Wind Chimes. We have a nice selection of Shenandoah Melodies group of the Corintian Bells Wind Chimes from small to large.

    They make a great addition to your landscape AND they make great gifts for the gardeners on your list!

  • Thu, Feb 18th, 2010

    Dormant Pruning Time

    Now is the time for Dormant pruning of your trees and shrubs. This year it is more important than ever. The heavy snows have caused significant breakage in shrubs and small trees.

  • Sun, Aug 30th, 2009

    Late Summer Turf Stuff

    Focuses on turf information relevant at this time of year in general and specifically to 2009 summer weather

  • Mon, Jun 15th, 2009

    Retaining Walls 1

    A Series on Retaining Walls. The spots cover many of the issues that surface when planning and installing a properly done retaining wall.

  • Mon, Jun 15th, 2009

    Retaining Walls 2

    Retaining Walls 2

  • Mon, Jun 15th, 2009

    Retaining Walls 3

  • Mon, Jun 15th, 2009

    Retaining Walls 4

  • Mon, Jun 15th, 2009

    Retaining Walls 5`

  • Mon, Jun 15th, 2009

    Retaining Walls 6

  • Mon, Jun 15th, 2009

    Retaining Walls 7

    Last in the series

  • Sat, May 3rd, 2008

    Rain Garden 1

    This begins a series on Rain Gardens which are an important way to reduce runoff from our man made impervious surfaces. Properly installed they will help restore ground water and will filter man's yechh out all the while creating a beautiful green space to enjoy.

  • Fri, May 2nd, 2008

    Rain Garden 2

  • Fri, May 2nd, 2008

    Rain Garden 3

  • Thu, May 1st, 2008

    Rain Garden 4

  • Mon, Aug 28th, 2006

    Nightlighting Fixtures

  • Sun, Aug 20th, 2006

    Nightlighting Features

    Nightlighting adds an extra dimension to your landscaping. Learn more in this series.

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