Fall Plant Care

7 Reasons to Plant in the Fall

Fall Garden

The kids are back in school and the long dog days of summer have ended – you might think the gardening season has also come to a close. You’ll be surprised to discover that things aren’t slowing down here at Alsip Home & Nursery. Just as the summer season begins to change into crisper weather,…

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Plant Bulbs in the Fall for Bursting Spring Blooms!

Plant mums and pansies over bulbs for fall color that transforms into bright spring blooms!

Fall weather is upon us and while changing autumn leaves and pumpkin spice lattes dance in our heads – now is an excellent time to consider planting bulbs now in order to have gorgeous blooms come spring. Planting Spring Blooming Bulbs is Simple & Rewarding! Bulbs make for simple and efficient planting for spring color,…

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In the Landscape: Fall is Finally Here, What Now?

After a cooler than usual August in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, we just endured several record days of heat for September and it was also one of the driest Septembers on record.  Now we’ve cooled off a little (finally!) to more “normal” temperatures for this time of year. What does this mean for your lawn…

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4 Ways to Avoid Raking Leaves

Falling autumn tree leaves in the air

If you’re like the majority of homeowners, as soon as leaves start to change color, all you can think about is the daunting, mundane, difficult task of raking up all those [beautiful] leaves and hauling them to the curb for disposal. (If only they would just stay on the trees, where we can enjoy them!!)…

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Mum’s The Word

Alsip Home & Nursery is the biggest and best Independently owned Garden Center in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana area. Our stores are known for miles around, and for the last 47 years customers have been coming here to get the best quality and selection of plants of all types. Our customers have been voting us best…

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Clematis

Find clematis vines at Alsip Home & Nursery

Clematis are a light weight plant and can grown on most anything that you can give them a chance to grow on such as trellises, fences, up walls, and even through trees and some shrubs. Clematis prefer cool soil temperatures so planting them near a shrub or tree with a not so aggressive root structure…

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Fall is in Full Force

Leaves are changing, days are shortening and nights are frosty. Now is a great time to tidy up the landscape for the winter. Fall Lawn Care The best thing for your lawn next spring is Jonathan Green! Begin with Fall Magic to repair summer damage. Fall and winter formula keeps your lawn greener later into the…

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Mulch: How Much is Too Much?

We often see mulch piled eight inches or more up the trunk of trees. A hot, steamy and moist environment is created for the cambium layer of the tree to support a new life system of molds and assorted fungi. Bio diversity is assured. In cold weather the mulch is an excellent home for small…

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When to Prune Trees & Shrubs

Why To Prune Before pruning of landscape plants happen think about why it is being pruned, what is the goal? Pruning should be done to remove any dead, broken, injured, diseased, or insect infested branches. Pruning should also be done to prune out undesirable branches such as crossovers, suckers, sprouts, or those branches that are…

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October

As most plant material is going dormant there are a few tips for gardeners that will benefit them for the winter and help them flourish in the Spring. 1.  Apply an additional layer of mulch to perennials, roses, hydrangea, and clematis.  This will help insulate the root systems and keep them from freeze burning over…

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Seasonal & Holiday Plants

Alsip Home & Nursery carries beautiful everyday seasonal plants, Easter Lilies in the spring, a wide variety of colorful Mums in the fall and festive Poinsettias and Christmas cacti for the holidays and everything in between. Once the mum season slows down and the weather cools off we carry a large variety of blooming seasonal…

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