Shades of Autumn

The buses are out, the pools are drained, and football is back on TV. Whether we like it or not, fall is here and that means it is time to start thinking about how we can spruce up our gardens and landscapes with a little fall color. Annual planters can start to look a little…

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By oakridge
September 26th 2017

Fall Lawn and Gardening Guidelines

Fall is here and that means it is time to start thinking about how we can spruce up our gardens and landscapes with a little fall color. Check out these guidelines to keep your lawn and garden looking beautiful throughout the fall months. Oakridge Nursery’s Fall Lawn and Gardening Guidelines #1 – Water often and early in…

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By oakridge
September 13th 2017

The Perfect Shade Tree

There’s an old saying that the best time to plant a tree was yesterday – but with the recent high temps and watering restrictions in our area, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Today is also a great day to plant a tree! Trees require far less water than grass and a tree can…

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By oakridge
August 14th 2017

Pest Management

Pest management can be one of the greatest challenges to the home gardener. Careful identification of the problem is essential before control practices can be used. Some insect damage may appear to be a disease, especially if no visible insects are present. Insects damage plants in several ways. The most visible damage is chewed plant…

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By oakridge
July 28th 2017

How to Prevent Tomato Plant Problems

High heat and humidity this time of year can mean only one thing – tomato problems. Mid to late July seems to be the time that diseases can run rampant in tomato plants. Tomato blight and blossom-end rot are two major diseases that can affect your tomato crop. There are different forms of blight, but…

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By oakridge
July 12th 2017

Basic Rose Care Tips

You may think that only experienced gardeners can care for and successfully nurture roses to bloom – but roses aren’t as high-maintenance as you may think. At Oakridge, we sell beautiful shrub roses that require less care than hybrids. We have 20 different varieties – from large double flowers to multi-colored. We even have a…

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By oakridge
June 21st 2017

Gifts Dad Will Dig

We’ve said it before but it’s worth saying again – it’s not too late to get planting! Trees, shrubs, and perennials can be planted all season long. By this time of year, all of these plants are growing in containers so they don’t know the difference between that soil and your yard! With new plant…

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By oakridge
June 12th 2017

Trees: Nature’s Air Conditioners

The last few weeks have given us a preview of the summer temps to come. Although a welcome change after a long winter, some of those days already have us looking for a nice cool spot to relax in and enjoy the weather. A great place to start is in your own yard. There are…

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By oakridge
June 2nd 2017

How to Plant Your First Vegetable Garden

Fresh vegetables – there’s nothing like their vibrant, juicy flavors. If you’ve never tried to grow your own vegetables there’s a lot to learn, but the best way to get familiar is to just jump in and start planting. There are two ways to start growing – directly from seeds or by purchasing plants that…

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By oakridge
May 22nd 2017

Gifts in Bloom

It can be tough to encompass what your mother means to you in one weekend and one gift, but we’re here to help! We have a great selection of annuals for filling planters, as well as more than 350 perennials for the garden. These blooms are sure to keep mom smiling all season long. We also have a…

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By oakridge
May 10th 2017
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