Meadow View Greenhouse & Garden Center
Serving you since 1997
Meadow View Greenhouse and Garden Center is a destination garden center tucked back off the road on Highway 11E in Lenoir City, TN. Over the last 17 years, we have tried to learn from our customers and our experience so as to provide the best selection of annuals, perennials, shrubs, garden accessories, and home décor possible. We employ friendly and knowledgeable staff, including a landscape designer, to help you with all your gardening needs and to make your experience with us as beneficial as possible.
Tips for Surviving the Summer
Summer can be a gorgeous season for your plants, or it can be a tragic one. Remember, your freshly planted trees and annuals do not have access to air conditioning or a refrigerator, and they cannot take themselves to the doctor when they get sick. Here are a few tips to keep in mind for a healthy, beautiful garden.
Watering isn’t that hard, right? Everyone knows the basics: a wilting plant needs to be watered.
Actually, it isn’t always that simple. The majority of plant problems we see are caused by watering issues; either the plant is being under-watered, causing curled leaves, or over-watered, leading to fungus. To avoid both of these extremes, remember the following.
1. Ask your plants
While they can’t actually talk, they will tell you when something is wrong. If a plant appears to be struggling, dig your finger into the dirt. The soil should be moist, but not soggy. If it’s crumbling, give it a drink!
2. Do not trust an irrigation system
Sprinklers often cannot reach everything equally. Therefore some plants may be receiving too much water, while others might be receiving too little. You may need to adjust the timing, or even include some hand watering into your routine. Drip hoses are also a good alternative.
3. Go with quality over quantity
If you water every day for a short amount of time, the plant will live. However, if you water every other day, but do so for a longer period, you’re encouraging the roots to sink deeper into the soil rather than stay close to the surface. Especially with trees and shrubs, this will give you a stronger, healthier plant.
4. Mind the Leaves
Some plants, roses in particular, do not enjoy having wet leaves. This is especially important to remember in the middle of the day, because water droplets can intensify the sun’s rays and actually burn the plant. Instead, water at and around the base of the plant.
5. Just because it worked once, doesn’t mean it always will
Plants grow and weather changes. Even though a watering routine may have been sufficient last year, it may not be what the plant needs this year. Don’t be afraid to adjust here and there.
Questions? Remember, we have 16 years of experience dealing with plant problems, and would love to help solve yours! Whether it’s a single sad plant or a yard that needs a completely new design, we’re here seven days a week with answers.