Make your gardener happy with a gift certificate!

Who says friendship can’t be bought? Gift your gardener with a Fraleighs gift certificate (available in any amount)! So many people got back to nature during this crazy pandemic, and what better way to look forward to better times ahead than planning for next season’s bright blooms and lush greenery? Fraleighs gift certificates make great […]

Hydration, hydration, hydration!

With recent daytime high temperatures close to 90º and very little rain, just about the entire landscape would benefit from supplemental irrigation. This is especially true for newly planted and established plants. Plants selected for ‘drought tolerance’ will not exhibit this trait until their root systems are fully established. How long it takes for a […]

Shade Gardening for Beginners 

Shade gardening is an essential skill for homeowners who want to keep their entire property green and thriving. Most residential yards have some areas that rarely get direct sunlight and are prone to soil erosion because nothing grows there. This is especially true under spreading trees (such as oaks) which have dense foliage. Residential structures […]

Perennial of the Month: Daylily

Daylilies are many gardeners’ favorite plants. They are dependable perennials, they are prolific and colorful bloomers, and they are relatively free of pests. Daylilies are tolerant of drought and flooding, immune to heat stress, tolerant of most soils and grow well in full sun or light shade. Height/Spread Daylilies can range in height from 8 […]

It’s Holly-Tone Time!

Fraleighs recommends an application of Holly-Tone fertilizer twice annually to maintain and enhance your gardens and landscapes. Halloween and April Fool’s Day are the approximate dates we set to help folks to remember to feed their plants. Holly-Tone is a great organic, low-analysis (4-3-4), acidifying fertilizer well suited to our alkaline soil types. The Holly-Tone formulation […]