It’s Time for Fall Flower Planting and Clean-Up
The end of summer doesn’t mean we have to stop enjoying beautiful flowers and plants. From colorful asters, mums, and fall pansies to ornamental cabbages, kale and chards, and grasses, the range and variety of suitable fall plants is great. Plants can be added to your garden throughout October and will last until it’s time for winter containers. This is the best time to shop for fall annuals at the nursery, but the window of opportunity is short.
Terrascapes Fine Gardening can help you pick out the best combinations and arrange to make the selections attractive in your yard or in a container.
Fall is the time to plant Spring bulbs (tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses). We recommend plant when the soil is at a temperature of less than 50 degrees.
Fall Clean-up (October – December)
Fall is an important time for gardens. As we prepare for winter, we work to make sure they are healthy as possible. This includes cutting back perennials, composting, fertilizing, and leaf clean-up in the beds. We will also do any special pruning and dividing. If your garden has roses, we will include winter mulch. Final clean-up includes detritus & debris removal.
Call today to ensure your garden is taken care of this Fall! 781-449-1788
Terrascapes Fine Gardening
We offer weekly, monthly, and seasonal fine gardening and landscaping services. Our trained horticultural staff will maintain your existing garden, restore or renovate an old garden, or refresh a tired landscape with proper pruning and new seasonal flowers.
Our philosophy towards plants and gardens is holistic and ecological. Long range planning and proper horticultural techniques, combined with safe organic materials and pest control ensure a healthy, long lasting garden or landscape.
Call 781-449-1788 to schedule a free garden maintenance consultation.
Our Fine Gardening and Landscaping Services
Garden Maintenance Consultation and Planning: During your free consultation, we will determine your garden maintenance needs for trees, shrubs, perennial plants and ground covers. Our landscaping and garden services include shrub pruning for size, structural integrity, restoration, and beauty; weeding and deadheading; seasonal cut backs and spring and fall bed clean-up (see below for specifics). Weeds and leaves will be hand removed from the beds. Weed control using recommended organic methods will be used when possible. Pathways will be blown and cleared of debris at the finish of completed work on day of service. (Terrascapes services are performed by hand or with electric tools. We do not use gas powered equipment.)
Terrascapes Fine Gardening is not your everyday landscaping contractor. Our staff has extensive horticultural experience that will make a difference in your garden or landscape.
We can help restore a garden which has suffered from negligent care and poor garden practices. This may include excess mulch removal, pruning & thinning for overgrowth, and other techniques to renew an existing garden that just needs some TLC.
Seasonal Annuals and Perennial Care: Includes planting seasonal annuals, rose care and other plant specific challenges.
Organic Rose Care Services: We offer care for roses without using harsh chemicals.
Spring Clean-up (April – May) includes pruning of all shrubs and perennials, spring divisions and removal of any winterizing mulch, detritus & debris. Services also include soil cultivation and fertilizer application.
Fall Clean-up & Winterizing (October – December) Any special pruning and dividing. Final clean-up and detritus & debris removal. Winter mulch for roses.
Patio – Deck – Balcony Container Planting and Care: The container program includes basic planting and renewal of container plants by season. Drip irrigation systems will be installed if needed.
Small Garden Installation: Perennial bed design and installation is available as needed.
Learn to Garden with an Expert: We are also passionate gardeners providing garden training. If you need to improve your skills, we have horticulturalists and master gardeners on our staff to give you advice and education.
Meet Our Staff
Meghan O’Connell first came to Massachusetts to serve with an Americorps group as a Trail Crew Intern in 2012. For five months, she worked with teams to complete conservation and trail building projects across Massachusetts. That summer, she fell in love with Boston- the history, bountiful nature, and interesting people- and decided to make a place for herself there.
Her life-long passion for environmentalism steered her into gardening when she led the creation of Watertown public school’s first edible learning garden in 2013. Through her efforts, all three of their elementary schools now have gardens for their students. She continues to learn more about gardening every season, and this is her third consecutive year honing her skills. She just completed the Master Urban Gardener certification through Boston Natural Areas Network and looks forward to expanding her knowledge through more courses in the future. Meghan aims to help more people to grow their own food through the most efficient and sustainable methods possible.
She hopes that her work with Terrascapes will create more beauty and bounty in her little part of the world.
Nikki Kelley grew up on a small farm in Maine where her parents owned a flower business. She learned at a young age how to take care of annuals and perennials, as well as maintaining a vegetable garden. As she got older, Nikki’s love for the outdoors grew. She took an interest in animals of all kinds and even had her own lawn care business through high school. Nikki decided to try her hand in marine biology and got her Bachelor’s degree. She worked for three years as a fisheries biologist, but felt like something was missing. So she decided to go back to gardening.
Now she is happily employed with Terrascapes where she can get her hands dirty while making beautiful things grow.
Emma Pritchett grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where in 2012 love of nature and design was the inspiration for interning at Phipps Conservatory, the world’s leader in sustainable innovation for its Center for Sustainable Landscapes. There she learned first hand about plants, their environments, and working with landscapes. 2014 was spent interning and working closely on residential design with a local Pittsburgh landscape designer.
In 2015, Emma received a Bachelor Degree in Landscape Architecture from The Pennsylvania State University. Spending a semester abroad in Germany during her studies provided a unique experience to learn about international design in not just Germany but other beautiful European cities.
Schedule a free consultation with Terrascapes for your landscape or garden needs.