Tips From the Pros

Whether your plants live outside all year round, or you move them inside when the weather becomes inclement keeping them alive is no easy task. The temperature in your house can fluctuate based on the time of day and that can cause your plant to require more or less water.

Indoor plants need less water during the winter. The cause of this phenomenon is due to an increase in dryness in the air. Some plants might not require watering at all and instead might go completely dormant. When you do need to water your indoor plants, try to make sure that your water is close to room temperature so as not to shock your plant’s roots. Due to the air’s dryness, if you have a humidifier in your home, placing your indoor plants near it is beneficial.

A fun and warm pastime in the winter is bird watching. You can sit by the fire and enjoy a warm cup of hot cocoa while watching them flit around adding a flash of color to an otherwise dull outdoor view. So now that we’ve given you your next favorite hobby, the question is how to attract the birds to your house especially when it’s so cold outside?

When the cold weather comes and the wind blows the last of the leaves off of the trees you might think that your landscaping days are over until the spring, but that’s just not true! Even though your plants might not be the liveliest during the winter months, that doesn’t mean that you don’t have others that you can focus on to add a bit of decoration to your landscape.

Why didn’t someone warn us that we were in for hurricane-like conditions?! I think it’s safe to say that nobody was quite as prepared as they might have liked to be in order to deal with the amount of water that poured into Hendersonville recently. With how badly the roads flooded, our minds were on the many lawns that could have acted as impromptu swimming pools had the weather been warmer. So you might be wondering, what is the best course of action to take as your lawn begins to drain? How should you handle the newly landed leaves, and what is the appropriate time to wait before you even think about mowing? We’re here to help.

Can you smell that? It’s the smell of fall hitting the Blue Ridge Mountains at long last! The leaves are changing, so be sure to head up to the Blue Ridge Parkway before the winds pick up too much and the trees lose their color. We have talked about not allowing leaves to stay on the ground for too long, especially after a heavy rain, and the best removal is your old friend, the rake.