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Spring Landscape Plant Replacement

  • By Phil Grande
  • 08 May, 2014

After a harsh winter, many plants will show signs of stress.

Chamaecyparis

The grass is growing, plants and trees are starting to bloom, and the pollen count is rising. Spring is in the air! By this point in the season, you’ve hopefully had a chance to finish any spring cleanup and determine what your planting needs are for the season.

After a harsh winter, many plants will show signs of stress. Sometimes simply piled up snow crushes delicate plants. Other times plants get damaged because of harsh, ice cold, drying winter winds. In either case, you may wish to consider plant replacement. This time of year offers a wide selection of plants in our nursery. Since the material is all in containers or balled and burlapped, it can be picked up and planted any time now.

The Chamaecyparis on the right suffered winter damage. It was probably the wind and cold temps that dried it out. The example on the left is from our new stock nursery plants ready to go for your projects.


Time To Rejuvenate

Our Shrub collection offers something for every need, whether you want to plant a hedge, screen between properties, or just add some color to freshen up the landscape.

In early Spring, we enjoy the early bloomers, like Forsythia, Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Viburnums and more. A selection of Perennials have started to arrive as well in case you want to add some color or texture to an area. As we get closer to the summer, we expect to have fresh items arriving with later blooms. The next show of plants will be Ornamental grasses, Lilacs, Roses, and a wide selection of Hydrangeas. As our suppliers finish off new stock, we’ll be sure to make it available to you.

Azaleas are always a great show in the early Spring. A welcome sight after a harsh winter.

Azaleas
Viburnums are another Spring bloom, and an example of a useful native shrub.
Viburnum
Don’t forget that Rhododendrons offer Spring Blooms and evergreen foliage.
Rhododendron

Container Grown Trees

This year, Soundview has expanded its selection of container grown trees. Of course we have hundreds of B&B Trees available, but the container trees offer a wide selection that can be replenished throughout the season. B&B trees can only be accessed in the Spring and some varieties in the fall. We plan to be able to provide a wider selection of trees in sizes that can be easily shipped and installed. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to visit the tree areas of our nursery.

Our container grown trees range in size from 1” – 2” Caliper and we have a wide range of varieties. Container Trees are easier to ship and store, but often times need more water because the material they are grown in contains less soil. Be sure to stay on top of the watering even after planting.

During the Spring and early summer, new stock is arriving daily. Please stop in to see what’s in bloom and what new offerings Soundview has for your landscape needs.

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