May, 2019

It’s Time to Plant Annuals

This is the perfect time to beautify flower gardens with annuals.  Annual flowers are the perfect plants for flower beds and pots.  Many of the annuals that grow best in the Midwest brighten up the garden the minute they are planted and then continue to bloom all summer long. 



Some of our favorite sun lovers are geraniums, petunias, salvia, zinnias and marigolds.  If you have a shaded area begonias and impatients will thrive along with coleus and sweet alyssum.  We are ready to add beautiful color and plants to your flower beds today!

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Celebrating Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a holiday for remembering and honoring those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.



Timberline Landscapes extends it’s heartfelt sympathies to those who have lost a loved one protecting our great nation and wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Memorial Day is also considered the unofficial start of the summer.  Maybe you’re planning a family get together over the holiday weekend and  want to start off with a some St. Louis-style BBQ.

While there are tons of St. Louis-style BBQ sauce recipes to choose from in recipe books and online, we found that simple seemed to be the overall favorite.  If you don’t already have a favorite recipe, check out this one from The Spruce Eats.  Our Timberline Landscapes family enjoys St. Louis-style BBQ!

Ingredients

2 cups of ketchup
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir occasionally and let simmer for 20 minutes. The sauce should be thin, but not watery.
  2. Remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. You can use the sauce immediately after cooling, but it is better if you allow it to sit for a day (refrigerated). Place it in an airtight container in the refrigerator (a squeeze bottle is a handy storage container). The barbecue sauce can be stored refrigerated for up to one week after preparation or three to four months in the freezer.

Summer is Coming!

Ready to add an outdoor living space to your yard this upcoming Summer?  We would love to help bring your oasis to life and get you ready for a summer of outdoor living.

Give us a call at 314-646-0203 or visit timberlinelandscapes.com.

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Watering Tips

Soil moisture is the key to maintaining healthy, lush plants. Your objective during the establishment period (1-2 years) is to maintain a slightly moist medium around your plants. The amount of moisture required by any plant will depend on the plant variety, seasons of the year, and soil conditions.

The best technique for determining whether a plant needs water is to feel the soil around the plant. If it is damp, then there is moisture in the soil. However, if it is dry to touch, the plant would benefit by being watered.
Water your plants frequently, slowly saturating the plant root ball.  Frequently in the summer may mean every two (2) to three (3) days, in the winter, every four (4) to six (6) weeks. We recommend slowly saturating the plants individually. If you have to use a sprinkler, be certain to apply a minimum of 2 inches of water per watering, using a coffee cup in the bed to measure the applied water. The best time of day to water is early morning. The frequencies of watering will depend on soil type, exposure, and precipitation.

Remember that the roots require oxygen and that over watering can deprive the roots of oxygen and drown an otherwise healthy plant.
The best insurance against plants drying out is a good three inch base of mulch over the plant. By maintaining the proper amount of mulch, soil moisture can be retained, even during hot, dry periods.

If you have any questions about maintaining your plants, please do not hesitate to contact us at 314-646-0203.

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Happy Memorial Day! – May, 2019