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Service Report

Hi Clare & Kathy,

Your garden is looking great!

Below is where you will find the latest report from our last on April 12, 2021.

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You will also see the Plant Care Guide there for reference.

Garner Garden

Overall, the garden looks good. Plenty of new growth on existing plants. The plants that were installed during the last visit seem to be doing well. The weed rating is
high though.

264 Garden Bed Weeds

3.5 out of 5 with some areas at a 4.
This high rate is possibly due to not enough mulch material and/or too much irrigation.

264 Garden Bee

Weeding of beds and paths

Trimming of the Penta and some non-native shrubs

Expanded the radius on new vines planted along the fence at the left side of the property (from the streets).


Wildlife abounds! Many bees, wasps, butterflies, dragonflies, and millipedes were spotted during the visit.

Plants that were removed by accident will be replace during next visit.

Garden Snail

Weed rating is high. Some areas need additional pine straw to control weed growth.

The lawn has a lot of weed that needs to be controlled as it is contaminating gardens beds.

Keep an eye on the number of snails in the garden. They will eat young plants.

264 Garden Bed Weeds

Apply 45 to 60 bales of pine straw during the next visit

The right balance of mulch material will control weed while it will still promote the growth of native perennials. We recommend starting with 45 and see how it works.

Bring edger to edge garden beds

Continue clearing area around the vines that were planted on the left side of the property, along the iron fence is important. We will increase the radius during the next visit and apply pine straw. An option would be to enclosed vines in a half circle with edging to keep the Sunshine Mimosa from smothering the vines.

Edging around the beds will be completed during the next visit.

A new pathway to connect existing path to the rear lawn, by grandkids raised gardens, will be installed. Clare suggested using pine straw yet maybe a different material will work better (i.e. melaleuca). Pine straw can be slippery.

Installation of Sunshine Mimosas by the curb and additional Blanket Flowers mixed with Dune Sunflowers

Installation of lattices over existing arbor

Installation of red bricks under existing arbor

Peppergrass or poor man horseradishPeppergrass or poor man horseradish is not a plant you want in your garden.



Roadside PhloxRoadside Phlox is a wonderful early spring flowering annual. Let the seeds fall off (no deadheading) before removing plant.

Things to Learn

Garlic and Peper Juice

Muhly Grass Muhlenbergia capillaris Height: 3-4 Ft (91-122 cm). Propagation: By seeds and division Last month a fan messaged us specifically asking for homemade remedies to get rid of mealybugs on Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris).  So, we began a web-surf expedition, and here is what we gather from various sources! This recipe is made from …

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Isn’t Nature Grand

Aquatic Milkweed Asclepias perennis Height: 18-24 in (46-61 cm). Propagation: By seeds It is in mid to late summer when seeds begin to drop from seedpods.  It’s a great time for us, Gardeners, to collect seeds to sow for next year’s perennials or wildflowers.  We refer to this as creating your own garden’s seed bank. …

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"An expectation from daisies, speedwell, self-heal, buttercups and clovers. "

Rita Morales, Head of Gardener

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You may reduce your next service man-hour hourly rate for Sr & Jr. Gardeners by $5 when the person you referred to us meets one of the following criteria:

  1. Use our gardening services three times within any 9-week period
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