Perennial Plants

Landscape Service Provider Shares Tips On Planting Bulbs

As a landscape service provider in Nashville and surrounding areas, Acer Landscape Services would like to share some tips on planting bulbs in the Mid-South.

The beauty and color flowering bulbs bring to your garden is hard to match.  With so many varieties of bulbs readily available on the market today, homeowners can have almost year […]

Liberty Holly Planting Guide

Planting the Liberty Holly in Tennessee is a smart choice for an evergreen. It  is a favorite of ours because of it’s beautiful shape, shiny dark green leaves, and easy care.  It adds great winter interest to the garden, the birds love the berries and I love it for decorating at Christmas! One caution though, […]

Best Perennials for Nashville and Middle Tennessee

 

Perennials are the backbone to any garden. These flowers are some of the toughest and best performing plants that you will have in your landscape.

With so many types of perennials to chose from, we came up with the  following  list of the best perennials that we have found to help you make your dreams come […]

Planting Hellebores in Nashville, Tn

Planting Hellebores (Lenten Rose) in Nashville, Tn

 

Hellebores, also called Lenten or Christmas rose, is one of the best spring flowering perennials for the mid south.

Not actually in the rose family at all, but in the Ranunculus order, this perennial is a gift from nature that shows its glory in the dead of winter. They are […]

Tips on Planting Crocus in Middle Tennessee

Crocus are perennial spring flowering bulbs that scream “Spring is almost here!” here in Middle Tennessee.

They grow beautifully in zones 4 to 10 and produce wineglass-shaped flowers in so many color combinations of purple, white, yellow and even striped,  it’s hard to decide which color and variety to grow.

There are about 30 different species  that […]

Landscape Design

Having a good landscape design for your home will help you to plan the best use of plant material for your site. It will also save you money in the long run since you won’t have to replace plants that are in the wrong place.

You may choose to design your own or hire a professional […]

Tips for Planting Tulips in Tennessee

Planting tulips in Tennessee can be a bit tricky. You have to wait until it’s not too warm outside because you certainly don’t want them to start coming up too soon! Wait until the days are consistently cool before you plant. Usually the middle of November.
Below are more tips for planting tulips:

Tulip bulbs do best […]

Three Reasons You Need to Fertilize This Fall

 

Fall is the perfect time to give your plants a jump start for next spring. Why?

Trees, turf, and shrub root systems power up plants for renewed growth every spring.

You can see from my latest visit at Cheekwood that flowers and turf grow better with fertilizer.

Below are the three main reasons for you to fertilize this […]

By |September 6th, 2014|Flower Gardening, Franklin, nashville, Perennial Plants|

The Nations Block Party 2014

In the afternoon of Aug. 13, an oil tanker truck going too fast tipped over and exploded while rounding a curve on Centennial Boulevard. The result was that more than 8,000 gallons of fuel that it was carrying burst into a huge two-block-wide cloud of black smoke and fire that scorched and melted everything around […]

When To Apply Fertilizers and Compost to Your Garden

When is the best time to apply compost and mulch to your flower garden?  Well… spring, summer and fall are all great times to give your plants a “little something” to help them be the best they can be. It all can be a little confusing, especially if you’re new to gardening, but hopefully the […]