How Tall Are The Evergreen Trees That We Grow Locally For Living Fence Privacy Screening?

Leyland Cypress Privacy Screening along Rt 355

The largest evergreens for Living Fence privacy screening that we grow and are able to transplant from our fields, are 15 foot tall Thuja Green Giant Arborvitaes. For almost 40 years we have successfully planted large green giants privacy screens throughout the Baltimore/Washington  area. Our green giants trees are grown from rooted cuttings at Pryor's Nursery … Continue reading How Tall Are The Evergreen Trees That We Grow Locally For Living Fence Privacy Screening?

Maryland: Home of the Original Nellie Stevens Holly

   Early this spring a client asked me to plant our Nellie Stevens Holly trees to form a privacy screen at his place in Oxford, Maryland. Wow!! Oxford  Maryland is where, about 100 years ago, gardener Nellie Stevens experimented with holly cross breeding and created a new variety which carries her name today.  The trip to the … Continue reading Maryland: Home of the Original Nellie Stevens Holly

Organic Soil Amendments

Organic Mulch delivery to the farm

At our evergreen tree farm, we experimented with different soil types and potting mixtures over 20 years ago. Leafgro, which is manufactured by the state of Maryland, proved to be an excellent addition to the planting medium. Made of leaves and grass clippings collected from the surrounding cities, it is professionally recycled into Leafgro at … Continue reading Organic Soil Amendments

Nellie Stevens Holly

Nellie Stevens Holly Living Fence

Why do I like the Nellie Stevens Holly ...let me count the ways. The Nellie Stevens is denser than most upright pyramidal hollies. It responds well to pruning, creating additional lateral tip buds at each pruning cut.  Nellie Stevens hollies tolerate wet feet well. At our evergreen tree farm in Damascus, Maryland, the clay soils are … Continue reading Nellie Stevens Holly

Fall – A Time for Lawn Maintenance

Late August through mid October is the ideal time for lawn rejuvenation in our transition zone. Wait until after a rain to core-aerate or verti-slice the cool season turf grass areas. This way, the soil is soft enough for the machine to penetrate 1/2″ to 1″ deep for the seed prep work. Soil to seed … Continue reading Fall – A Time for Lawn Maintenance