Posts Tagged "Green Thumb Farms Turf"

Sodding Suggestions- Native Bunchberry

Bunchberry – Cornus Canadensis   Specifics: Scientific Name: Cornus canadensis Common Name: Bunchberry, Creeping Dogwood Hardiness: USDA zones 2 – 6; Best performance is in cool to cold climates in the shade of trees and shrubs. How Sold: In slabs approximately 16″ x 24″  Contact us today to purchase some for your yard project! Landscape Use: Attractive native ground cover for shady areas of the landscape. Description: Bunchberry Dogwoods are probably the ultimate ground cover plants for growing in moist, woodland areas or in your shade garden.  These short, bright green plants...

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Sodding Suggestions- Native Sheep Laurel

Sheep Laurel – Kalmia angustifolia   Specifics: Scientific Name: Kalmia angustifolia; Common Name: Sheep Laurel, Mountain Laurel, Lambkill Hardiness: USDA zone 5 – 8 How Sold: In slabs approximately 16″ x 24″  Contact us today to purchase some for your yard project! Landscape use: Works well for evergreen foliage, foundation plantings, woods edge and naturalizing. Description: Sheep Laurel is a broad leaf evergreen that grows and flowers well in full sun to part shade, making it a versatile shrub in the landscape. The broad, dark green leaves provide interest all year long. In...

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Sodding Suggestions- Native Ostrich Ferns

Ostrich Fern – Matteuccia struthiopteris   Specifics: Scientific Name: Matteuccia struthiopteris Common Name: Ostrich Fern Hardiness: USDA zone 3 – 7 How Sold: In bunches.  Contact us today to purchase some for your yard project! Landscape Use: Ferns are lovely with other shade-lovers such as Alchemilla, Brunnera (False Forget-me-not), Dicentra (Bleeding Heart), Hosta, Mertensia (Virginia Bluebells), Phlox divaricata, Pulmonaria (Lungwort), Tiarella (Foam Flower), and Viola. They add fabulous texture to woodlands and landscape plantings. Description: Indispensable for shady areas, these...

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Sodding Suggestions- Native Blueberry

Blueberry Sod – Vaccinium angustifolium   Specifics: Scientific Name: Vaccinium angustifolium Common Name: Lowbush Blueberry Hardiness: USDA zones 3-7 How Sold: In slabs approximately 16″ x 24″  Contact us today to purchase some for your yard project! Landscape Use: Ground cover for dry, acidic soil, protective cover for ground-nesting birds and other wildlife, attracts pollinators. Description: Clusters of white flowers bloom in spring, followed by tasty blue berries in summer. The fruit is a favorite among humans as well as birds, small mammals and box turtles. Lowbush...

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April Showers Bring May…Turf Grass!

I was looking over my turf grass fields today and I got to thinking… I feel so lucky to be farming here in Fryeburg, Maine. We’re right near the Saco River, smack-dab in the Saco River Valley and blessed with nutrient-rich soil. Soil is everything in farming and I don’t take my responsibility lightly. In fact, I focus on it. A customer asked me what set my sod farm apart from other farms. After thinking about it for a minute, the answer was clear. “Attention to detail.” I answered. Attention to Detail Sets Us Apart You may be thinking that everyone says that. I agree that “attention to...

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