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Spring Houseplant Care

March & April: As days grow brighter and longer, apply fertilizer to houseplants according to label directions. Foliage plants require relatively high nitrogen fertilizer while blooming plants thrive on formulations that are higher in phosphorus. Wash glossy leaves every two … Continue reading

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Spring Frost/Freeze Warnings

Protect your tender plants when temps get cold in Spring. Here’s how: Bed sheets, drop cloths, and blankets make suitable covers for vulnerable plants. Use stakes to keep material from touching foliage. Remove the coverings when temperatures rise the next … Continue reading

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Spring Shopping Tip!

Here’s a tip if you love spring blooms: Purchase spring flowering trees & shrubs when they are in bloom. This takes the guesswork out of the flower’s true color and size. Internet and plant tag photos are nice, but there … Continue reading

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Caring for Houseplants

Houseplants sometimes struggle in winter. Here’s our list of tips for making your plants healthy and happy no matter what time of year. • Know what light requirements your plant needs and place in appropriate locations throughout your home: East … Continue reading

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Caring for Poinsettia Plants

Keep Poinsettias looking great throughout the holiday season. Here’s how: Protect plants from wind and cold on the way home from the store. They are highly sensitive to cold temps. Exposure below 50°F can cause them to wilt. Poinsettias prefer … Continue reading

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Sundown Gardens in the News

WRTV6 and FOX59 featured Sundown Gardens in newscasts this week. Here’s information from WRTV6 about handwatering as an option due to this year’s drought. Thanks for including us! CLICK HERE FOX59 interviewed Sundown’s Scott Senefeld. He said it’s time to … Continue reading

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It rained–a little bit! Now what?

Joe Russ, Sundown Gardens co-owner and manager of the groundskeeping division, says there are actionable items for your landscaping to keep it healthier during these dry times.  Mulch much? Look around the roots of your plants, trees and shrubs for … Continue reading

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Sundown Gardens featured in Indianapolis Star

If you missed it (we hope you didn’t), Sundown Gardens was featured in the Indianapolis Star over the weekend. One of our custom landscaping projects with an outdoor pizza kitchen was photographed. Joe Russ also was interviewed. Thanks Indy Star … Continue reading

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NO RAIN + HOT DAYS = BROWN CRUNCHY LAWNS

Some homeowners are finding it tough to keep up with sprinklers and irrigation systems during this long dry, hot June. Our clients and customers are asking, “So what happens to my lawn if I can’t water?” Armed with the right … Continue reading

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Watering tips for a healthy lawn

It’s been very dry these last few weeks. Watering your landscaping is crucial to keeping a healthy lawn and landscape. The following guidelines will ensure a proper amount of moisture through the hot dry periods of summer. Ideally you should … Continue reading

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