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Best Flowering Perennials for Shade in Overland Park

Best Flowering Perennials for Shade in Overland Park


Unlike annuals that need to be replaced each season, perennials are plants that live more than three years. So when you add perennials to your Johnson County yard, you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor for many years to come. These flowering perennials for shade do exceptionally well here in Overland Park, across Kansas City, and throughout USDA plant hardiness zone 5-6a.
Astilbe (False Goat’s Beard)
These dense green plants produce a plume of flowers that include white, pink, purple, and red. Additionally, when you plant these flowering perennials in shade, you attract butterflies and other beneficial insects to your Overland Park yard.
Dicentra (Bleeding Hearts)
Earning its nickname from the delicate heart-shaped blooms that appear in early spring, these flowering perennials do well in shade and part-shade across the Kansas City metro area. Not only are they easy to grow, but they are also deer and rabbit resistant.
Heuchera (Coral …
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Product of the Month: Fertilome New Lawn Starter Fertilizer

Fertilome New Lawn Starter Fertilizer is a must for new lawns.  It's designed to help grass seed and sod develop roots and mature stems before rapid growth begins.  It allows sod to get established and can be applied with grass seed or immediately after seed is sown.  It's the perfect product for seeding, aerating/verticut and sodding.  Come in today to get your 20 lb. bag for only 21.99.  This will cover approximately 5,000 sq. feet.


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Who doesn't want a beautiful green lawn?

Have you been dreaming of a beautiful lush green yard and struggled to get it.  Have no fear, we've got some easy steps to get you started and off to a great start!
It's important to start with great grass seed, in our region, we typically see a fescue or blue grass based seed blend used on most residential & commercial properties.  
New Lawns: It's important to prepare the soil.  The first step is to loosen up the top 2-3 inches of soil, removing trash, rocks and other debris from the area.  Next level areas where water may want to collect.  You will also want to use a new lawn fertilizer like Fertilome New Lawn Starter Fertilizer. Do NOT use weed killers before or after planting seed.
Existing Lawns: Mow turf as short as possible. Next, loosen up the top 1/4 in. of soil in bare spots, remove debris and dead grass.  Level areas where excess water collects. (be sure to use steryl soil ) Fertilize the bare spots after over seeding with a starter fertilizer.  
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Build Your Personal Lawn Program
No two lawns are alike. Where you live, whether you have sun or shade, and lots of other factors make a big difference in what your lawn needs. We can help you build a successful program specifically for your lawn. To get an overview about how to take care of your lawn, here are some good tips.
When to Feed Your Lawn The most important thing you can do for your lawn is to feed it. A well-fed lawn is healthier, which means it has a better root system to combat heat, cold, drought, mowing, foot traffic and other stresses. While feeding your lawn once a year will improve its condition, feeding it four times a year will make it even healthier. If you put your lawn on the regular feeding schedule outlined below, it will look lush and green, and your neighbors will turn green with envy.
Early Spring (February - April) Lawns wake up hungry in the spring. Feeding your lawn in the spring strengthens roots and gets it off to a good start before the heavy growing s…

Dark Spots in your Yard?

Looking to brighten up a shaded/darker area in your yard?  We recommend Chardonnay Pearls Deutzia, a beautiful light green foliage that is a perfect addition to any yard.  It's easy to care for and requires little maintenance and thrives in part shade/part sun.  This is an awesome plant that you'll appreciate for many years.


The plant typically grows 2-4' tall and has tiny, fragrant, bell-shaped, white flowers that will appear in spring in numerous loose groupings and will bloom for about two weeks.
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What multi-use plants do you have in your garden?

What multi-use plants do you have in your garden?  It's a popular topic and one that we wanted to explore.  We love mint, basil and rosemary just to name a few and here is why.
Mint: There are many types of mint, including spearmint, peppermint and wild mint.  There are several uses for spearmint, like treating gas, indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, IBS, gall bladder swelling and gallstones.  Spearmint oil also helps memory as well as controlling excessive hair growth in woman.  Who knew all of the great uses? 
Different types of mint are also used to flavor drinks, candies and food.  
Basil: This herb is used in several different cultures' cuisine. It has strong antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory properties, and can help with cardiovascular health. Other benefits include helping with respiratory infections, asthma, diabetes, and decreasing pain and swelling. A 2007 study in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture found that the essential oils in basil have bee…

Keeping your lawn healthy and beautiful is easy with this helpful guide.

Keeping your lawn pristine is hard work.  Whether you love the look and feel of it, or just want to maintain it because it’s what you do, this helpful guide has suggestions to keep your lawn happy and healthy, along with a great monthly schedule.  



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