fbpx

Our Blog

Garden and Landscape News

Our Blog is filled with practical tips and DIY tutorials that will help any reader advance their gardening and landscaping skills

A Guide to Seed-Starting

A Guide to Seed-Starting

What to Know, When to plant, & How to Do It!   Spring is coming. Can you feel it in the air? If you’re planning to grow food and annual flowers in your garden this spring and summer, the time to begin thinking about it is now. Starting transplants from seeds...

March Landscaping Tips

March Landscaping Tips

Spring is coming up fast! Now's the time to get cleaning! March is all about removing the old and getting ready for the new.  Here's some tips to help get you started! Rake the lawn, even if there are no leaves; it cleans the top layer of your lawn, allowing healthy...

Sustainable Landscaping Maintenance

Sustainable Landscaping Maintenance

If you’re concerned about the environment, you want to make sure your landscape practices are not harming the planet with unnecessary chemicals, unsafe practices or excessive use of resources. Gardens of Babylon shares your concern, and can take eco-friendly care of...

February Landscaping Tips

February Landscaping Tips

Spring is just around the corner and February is the perfect time to start planning your landscaping for the year! Here are a few tips to get you started in the right direction! Except for maples, birches, willows and yellowwood, now is a good time to prune trees....

Raised Garden Bed Prep

Raised Garden Bed Prep

Start planning your garden, or let us do it for you! On days when the temperature struggles to get above freezing, it may feel like warmer weather is in some far-off future. Rest assured, though, that gardening days will return soon. Meanwhile, if you have an...

January Landscaping Tips

January Landscaping Tips

Here are some tips to keep your landscaping happy in January! A dry winter day is a good time to mow the lawn and remove fallen leaves and pine needles. Inspect your yard for winter weeds and pull or spray. Plant hardy evergreens, shrubs, and fruit and shade trees....

Best Wishes in 2021 – What’s on your landscape Wish List?

Best Wishes in 2021 – What’s on your landscape Wish List?

Take a look at your home’s landscape and how it has served you across the seasons. What do you wish you’d done differently in 2020? How would you change it? What could you add? Can you do it in 2021? *I wish I had a patio where we would get together with friends…With...

Gifts for Green Thumbs

Gifts for Green Thumbs

Gifts for gardeners Gardens of Babylon continues to bring in new items that make perfect gifts for the gardeners and nature-lovers on your Christmas list. Check out these ideas for specialty gifts and everyday surprises: Gemstones: For collectors or for those who...

Gifts for Green Thumbs

Gifts for Green Thumbs

Gifts for gardeners We’ve entered the holiday season, and shopping for gifts for loved ones and friends may be at the top of your to-do list. If your giftee happens to be a gardener or someone who loves plants, there are dozens of items in the Gardens of Babylon...

Five Landscaping Projects for Fall

Five Landscaping Projects for Fall

Summer’s over, and the winter holidays are approaching. It’s time to begin thinking about spring. True, there’s much less to do in the garden beds around your home. But it’s a good time to plan for next year while this year’s landscape and garden are still on your...

Orchid Care

Holiday season is full of events and celebrations but also can be very stressful while you are trying to find a unique and special gift. Orchids are a perfect holiday gift for your family, friends, host or hostess of the party you are invited to.  Watch as Brennan walks you through orchid care tips and tricks to help them stay happy and blooming after you receive one as a gift (or treat yourself to a new plant)!

Pets + plants: What’s safe? What’s not?

Pets + plants: What’s safe? What’s not?

As fall arrives, you may turn your attention to growing plants indoors. If you share your space with curious cats or a pup that likes to chew on everything, keep in mind that some houseplants pose a risk. Toxicity in some plants can cause a variety of ailments,...