Spring Clean Up Checklist

If we’ve learned anything about South Dakota it’s that we can never predict what weather spring will bring. While a forecast of sunny days brings some excitement, it also reminds us of the work we need to do to get our landscaping in tip-top shape.Below is a list of steps to get your yard ready…

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By oakridge
March 28th 2024

Planning Season

It’s planning season! With the incredible weather we’ve been having this year, we are all chomping at the bit to get our hands in the dirt. While we wait for a safe time to plant, (the average last frost in our area is around May 12th) we can start to prepare for the upcoming season….

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By oakridge
March 5th 2024

Christmas at Oakridge: 2023 Sneak Peek

Whether you’re an early November decorator or prefer to ease into the holiday season, our enchanting display of thoughtfully curated trees and decorations await your visit.  Each year, our staff delights in crafting unique and imaginative themes for our trees and displays. From the whimsical to the classic, you’ll discover inspiration among our wide array…

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By oakridge
November 2nd 2023

Settling Into Crisp Weather

Fall is in the air and we are preparing our lawns and landscape to transition into the beautiful autumn colors that we all love! We have many blooming fall plants and flowers that will continue to flourish in the cooler months. We encourage our customers to think from the inside out – as the air gets crisper,…

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By oakridge
August 31st 2023

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
June 23rd 2023

Why Bare Root?

Spring is right around the corner which means our bare root cellar is about to open. What is bare root you might ask? Bare root is the literal way a plant is presented, meaning there is no soil or pot around the root system. The main reason for getting plant material in “bare root” is…

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By oakridge
February 27th 2023

Planting in the Summer Heat

While spring and fall are looked at to be the ideal time to plant, you can in fact still plant during the heat of the summer. The heat always has us leery of the health of the plant after planting when really, there is no need to worry if they are properly maintained. Transplanting isn’t…

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By oakridge
July 5th 2022

Fertilizing and Deadheading

For many people spring means a trip to the greenhouse to pick out a hanging basket or planter full of colorful blooms to enjoy all summer. Before you know it, the planters aren’t as colorful as the day you bought it…what happened? First of all, it’s important to know just because your planter isn’t as…

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By oakridge
June 1st 2022

Preparing for New Growth

With the weather we’ve had this spring, it’s hard to believe that soon our landscapes will be filled with lush, beautiful plants. Until those warm days come, we can help get our gardens ready by going through and cutting back perennials we left from the previous season.  A plant variety that would really benefit from…

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By oakridge
May 2nd 2022

Imagine…

One, two, or three. How many do I need? These are questions we often get asked when hearing wishes from a future client looking to get a new garden designed. It’s our job to ask the right questions, listen carefully to what our clients are looking for, and sometimes read between the lines. There isn’t…

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By oakridge
March 8th 2022
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