GARDEN CENTER AND NURSERY
We're conveniently located at
6056 North 156th Street
Just 4 blocks North of Fort Street in Omaha.
Our staff is ready to assist you in your Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Nursery needs. Whether it's a large scale project or something as simple as the right plant for your home, building a good customer relationship is our top priority.
Spend some time in our newly remodeled show room. There you will find that we have a wide variety of in stock products for your gardening needs. Also on display are hardscape products, fountains, lawn décor and so much more. Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have, and will help take your garden to the next level.
When you see what we have outdoors, you will not be disappointed. We have an extensive selection of Trees, Shrubs, Perennials and so much more. Are you looking for that perfect tree for the backyard, or a smaller shrub to make your front yard complete? Whether it’s plants, bulk materials, or a professional to help guide your project, we can meet and exceed your needs.
Contact Zack or John for nursery related questions.
FOR NEWLY INSTALLED PLANTS
-DECIDUOUS TREES: For the first 2 weeks you should water every other day for 10-20 min. from a garden hose at half speed (split the total time between both sides of the root system). Potted trees should be 5-20 minutes every other day, depending on size. The root ball needs to be moist, but not drowning so please pay attention (check moisture by sticking your finger into the top inch of soil, not mulch). During the following 2 weeks water 1-3 times a week. These are guidelines to get you started but weather and plant type can affect the exact watering requirements. Keep a close eye on your new tree for the first year.
-EVERGREENS- Once every 5th day for 10-20 minutes with from a garden hose at half speed (split the total time between both sides of the root system). You should continue this for 4 weeks, and then keep a close eye on it for the rest of this season, watering 1-3 times per month as needed. Most evergreens prefer moist but well drained and if over saturated they will drown. (Firs need less water and pines typically need a little more.)
-SHRUBS AND PERENNIALS: v Water daily for 2 weeks keeping the soil moist. Sprinklers do not count, you must hand water with a hose (30-60 seconds per shrub and 15-30 seconds for each perennial). Water 2-3 times a week for the next 2 weeks. Keep in mind evergreens need less water than deciduous plants so 2-3 times a week to start followed by 1-2 times a week.
- Sprinklers do not count as a watering, as they only water the top couple of inches for your lawn. However, if a sprinkler continually hits the leaves or needles it can easily damage your new plants. You should also keep an eye out for sprinklers arching and landing at the base of a tree or shrub for prolonged periods. This can drown the plant. Make any necessary adjustments to your sprinkler heads as early as possible.
- Prolonged heavy rains count for a watering, if they accumulate more than 1 inch. Quick heavy rains do not penetrate the soil well even though we may have received more than 1 inch. Because of this you should check your plants moisture level the next day.
- During the heat of the summer plants can dry out very easily. Don’t hesitate to give your plants a little extra water as needed.
- Keep the root system moist until the ground freezes, even if the leaves have fallen. If your tree or plant goes into winter with dry roots it can get frost burn, resulting in winter dieback and stunted growth.
- Fertilization: For all new plants you want to carefully select your fertilizer/additives and time of application as it is a necessary step but easy to throw off new plants. Consult one of our garden center staff for what to use and for when it should be applied.
- Leave the stakes in for one full year in order to give your tree adequate time to root in.
- Please keep in mind that plants are living things and require individual attention and care as they grow.