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Fall Clearance Sales are Here!!


Now take 60% off

  

All our Nursery Stock, Perennials, statuary, chemicals & gifts are now 60% off!  Come in and get Big Savings on Water Fountains, LED Fountains & Statuary, Fertilizers, Trellis, Fairy Garden products, and much more!



Mums Are Here, and in Full Bloom!


Choose from a wide variety of colors including Girona Orange, Padre Yellow, Amiko Bronze, Padre Purple, Espero White, Colina Red and Milano Orange!

 Available in single pots or planters



Honor Your Loved One With Our Memorial Planting Services


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Fall Landscaping Services

Call us today for all your winterizing!  

  414-761-8300 ♦ 

Tree & Shrub Care


·  Lawn Fertilizing

·  Tree & Shrub pruning

·  Flower Beds

·  Rodent Prevention

·  Drainage Inspection


·  Grading, Seeding, and Sod applications

·  Plant Protection for sensitive winter plants

·  Residential or Commercial


·  Decorative Stone & Mulch

·  Gutter & Downspout Maintenance

·  Tree, Shrub, & Perennial plantings



Does your pond look boring?  Add some plants!  Flowering pond plants are here and will add color and excitement to your water feature!


Unique Gift Ideas


Lemon Cypress


We've been

 Green

now we're

 Golden!


Store Hours

Monday: 9 am - 6 pm

Tuesday-Friday: 9 am - 6 pm

Saturday: 8 am - 6 pm

Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm

May close early due to crummy weather

   

Nature's Nook

9801 S. 27th Street
Franklin, WI 53132
 

T: 414-761-8300

Fax: 414-761-8305

Connect@naturesnook.com


Current Enviromental Conditions 

Never underestimate the limitations of how weather can affect your experience.  Or in this case the livability of plant material here in Southeastern Wisconsin. In 2012 we saw a drought that had an impact on plant varieties that was harsh, predictable and avoidable. Now we look at the harsh cold of the winter of 2014, which is also predictable, and sadly unavoidable, and we ignored weathers imposed limitations.


       In the drought of 2012 the lack of natural rain could be overcome by metered watering to save the plant material.   But the winter of 2014 had no defenses that could salvage plant tissue from the killing cold air driven by wind. We learned that late season trimming of evergreens goes beyond livability limitations, as does late season fertilizer.


      And then after many years of mild winters we pushed the envelope of plant varieties and placement, and now must pay the toll.  Boxwood, Japanese Maples, Azaleas, Smokebush, Holly, even durables like Yews and Alberta Spruce have fallen victim to minus twenty degree air temps of 2014. Some plants will recover if you factor livability, but their landscape value will be greatly diminished to the point of replacement.

 

        The current recommendation is no trimming of any sort until the stock is fully leafed or new evergreen growth has hardened.  This trimming will reduce the new growth extension and further stress the plant.  Watering the plant material will push new growth faster, as will fertilizing to any degree. The truth is you won't know the extent of the damage until the new leaf is fully formed and hardened, same with evergreens.  


     The limitations of salinasation were easily meet this winter, plants and lawns are affected. Client reports of salt free winter maintenance on site with salt-scared lawns are testament to the gross overuse of municipal salt applications.  Also snow doming was prevalent this year, even in very cold air!  Sunlight reflecting and heating the snow covered plants acted like a greenhouse (ironically in single digit temps) and contributed to much of the burned plants you see.

 

       We must pay closer attention to the limitations that we as stewards of our landscapes have hereto fore ignored. The demand of exotic plants and the desire for something different is not always conducive to Wisconsin’s unpredictable climate.  




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