The History of the Christmas Tree

Trees have been used for thousands of years as a form of decoration, typically to celebrate winter through many different cultures. Pagans used evergreen fir branches to decorate the inside of their home during winter to get them excited for spring to come. Romans used the trees to decorate their temples. Christians use it as a sign of everlasting life with God. Though there are many stories about the first Christmas tree, the first person…

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How to Prepare Your Trees for Winter

It’s fall, and that means it’s time to get your trees ready for winter. Here are some tips to prep your trees for cold weather: Fertilize - Winter can be tough on plants and trees. One of the best things you can do to protect trees in the winter is to fertilize them in the fall. Proper fertilization can improve your trees’ lifespan and protects them from insects and diseases. Rake - Not raking can…

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Reds, Yellows, and Oranges: Top Trees For Best Fall Color

Looking to stock some beautiful trees for your Alabama nursery or landscape company? Then consider these 3 colorful Alabama fall trees: Gingkos - The gorgeous gingko tree originates from China and sports unique fan-shaped leaves. These ancient trees are the sole survivors of tree varieties that grew over 200 million years ago! Their one-of-a-kind leaves turn a beautiful yellow during the fall. Yellow Poplar - These are among the first trees to turn colors in…

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What’s With Red Leaves in Summer?

When we think of healthy plants and shrubs, we think of vibrant green leaves. But have you ever noticed that some trees and shrubs have red leaves all year round? We’re used to seeing beautiful reds, oranges, and yellows in the fall as the leaves change, but certain foliage stays that way no matter what time of year. Here’s why… Why Leaves Are Usually Green Have you ever wondered what makes trees, grass, and other…

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Design Your Landscape with Curb Appeal!

Folks will call just about any yard with a little bit of grass and a plant or two "landscaped." But at 3am Growers in Tallassee, Alabama, we know a thing or two about planting your property for maximum curb appeal. Creating a beautiful outdoor space can change the way you feel about your home and the way others look at your it. Luckily there is a science to it, though. Work With Your House A…

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Breathe Easy With These 3 Air-Purifying Trees

There are so many reasons to love trees, from their beauty to their many environmental benefits. In addition to providing wildlife with habitat space that is often lacking in modern neighborhoods, preventing erosion, and providing shade, they also serve another very important function: purifying the air! If you’re considering adding trees to your yard, we’re here to help. Read on to learn how trees improve air quality, and which trees will make great additions to…

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Save Your Trees from the Summer Heat

It’s no surprise that it gets hot in the Alabama summer--at 3am Growers we’re already sweating! Your customers aren’t the only ones suffering, though! Trees also need protection from the soaring temperatures and scorching sun in these months. Customer education will go a long way towards creating and retaining a loyal customer base, so make sure you’re keeping yours up to date on how to care for their trees in the summer. Moisture is one…

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Spring’s Beautiful Blooms: Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, & More

The warm weather and blooming flowers are signs that spring is here and winter has passed. With this season, there is more color on lawns, across mountains, and in meadows than any other time of the year. There is a natural beauty about spring that is difficult to ignore. Although flowers normally get most of the glory, they are not the only element of spring that causes jaws to drop. Take a look at several…

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What Gardeners Need to Know for Spring

Spring is here! This is a busy time for nurseries, because it’s a busy time for gardeners. While you’re marketing and selling products this season, make sure that your customers are aware of what exactly they should be doing to prepare their gardens and landscapes this spring. Tools should be seen to. Does anything need to be sharpened, repaired, or even replaced? Remind customers that the last thing they want is to be stuck halfway…

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Celebrate Trees for Arbor Day

April isn’t only National Lawn Care Month. It also includes Arbor Day on Friday, April 27th. 3am Growers is celebrating the same way we always do: by providing and caring for the trees that do so much to benefit us and our world. You don’t have to look far from your front door to see the benefits of trees. They provide shade to our homes and lawns, give a degree of privacy to our lives,…

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