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Let us take care of your investment with top-notch MAINTENANCE....

Botanica offers full property maintenance services, including spring clean up, fertilization, perennial garden start up, pond maintenance, annual plantings, project management, and estate management services.  We provide individual, personalized attention, pay attention to details, and act proactively.  

Please let us know what we can do to help you take good care of your property. 

We use maintenance practices that are organic (no poisons) and supported by decades of experience and scientific research. 

Our basic philosophy is that the long term consequences of any action are at least as important as the short term results.  You can read more about this at What do we mean when we say organic?

GENERAL MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE: UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

SUMMER:

It is time to water:

The best time to water is before 9am in the morning.  Make a date of it-you and the hose! Start by giving all the perennials a good long drink.  You can be analytical and wisely use the time to study your garden.  What works, what would you like to change?   Or use the time to meditate on the wonder and infinite variety of the natural world.  Or just space out!  When the perennials are watered, put the hose on trickle, and water the trees and shrubs.  Leave the hose at the base of each for an hour or more.  

This is a spectacular time in the garden if you like a riot of color!  Lilies, Hemerocallis, Campanula, Coreopsis, Scabiosa, Coneflowers, Geraniums, shrub roses, Delphinium, Oakleaf Hydrangea, Annabelle Hydrangea, Monarda, Balloonflower, Clematis, and Hosta bloom.

Lawns need less frequent mowing in late summer-it is too hot to grow a lot. Organic lawns still look green,  because their deeper roots allow them to get enough water, but chemically dependent lawns are going dormant.  That browned out grass isn't dead, it is just resting.  

TO DO IN July & August

Water wisely. Established perennial gardens only need water in drought conditions.  Trees and shrubs also need a drink when it is this hot and dry.  

Fight the good fight  If you've kept on top of the weeds, bask in the glory and enjoy your hard work.  If the weeds have won a few battles, stop them from spreading NOW by at least collecting their seed heads BEFORE they let the seeds drop.

Enjoy the fruits of your hard work  This is peak bloom time in the garden-enjoy it.  Plan a garden party with all your friends!  Or find a quiet, hidden corner and curl up with a good book and something cool to drink.

We look forward to hearing from you.   
Call 262/ 248-7513