4 Autumn Maple Trees to Add Color and Shade

Research has proven that trees contribute to our overall health and mood. And there's no better time to enjoy shade trees than fall! Shade trees have a wide canopy that drastically helps reduce the temperature of the air around it. It also enhances the beauty of the area. Their height and spread are jaw-dropping in autumn. 3am Growers has plenty of shade trees available just for you. Take a look at four of our favorites. October Glory While…

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Picking the Right Place for the Right Tree

Trees are a great choice for your yard, but before you plant, make sure you’re in the right spot. Here are some things to keep in mind when making your choice. Soil and Climate. The last thing you want to do is plant a tree that won’t thrive in your yard because of the soil, lack of rainfall, or the general climate where you live. While it’s possible to correct for a lot of these…

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Gardening Tools – Where to Start?

Want to start gardening but not sure where to begin? With so many different types of gardening tools, how do you know which you absolutely need? Here are some of the essential gardening tools every gardener should have. Scissors and Pruning Shears. Pruning shears are good for trees, shrubs, and bushes, and regular household scissors are great for deadheading flowers, harvesting small veggies, opening bags, and cutting string. A Shovel and a Soil Knife. Whether…

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Magnolia Care

With their beautiful flowers and strong branches--as good for climbing as they are dramatic and lovely--magnolia trees are synonymous with Southern landscaping. It’s no wonder the Southern Magnolia is the state flower of Mississippi and Louisiana. 3am Growers in Alabama has a selection of magnolia trees to suit any landscaping need. Here are some tips for proper magnolia tree care.  Magnolias tolerate hot summers, resist many pests, and require very little care compared to many…

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Watering Trees in the Summer

At 3AM Growers in Tallassee, AL, we know there's a big difference in the summer watering needed for young trees and mature trees. But how much should you be watering during the summer months?  Young trees, in their first two years of life, have shallower roots and are growing rapidly, just like young children. They need more watering than older trees, especially in in the summer, because their roots are closer to the surface, where soil…

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Spice Up Your Garden for Summer!

With summer in full swing, we at 3AM Growers are enjoying the long summer evenings with our friends and family in central Alabama, and we hope you are too! You’re probably spending more time outside in your garden. You wouldn’t wear the same winter clothes to a summer party, so why not try some new plants or shrubs to spice up your summer garden? Citronella. Most people have used citronella candles to keep mosquitoes away, but…

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Top Landscaping Myths

As with any subject, there is all kinds of information about landscaping floating around. It can be difficult to tell what’s fact and what’s fiction. Here’s the truth about some of the top landscaping myths: More water is better. Believe it or not, not every plant needs much water. Especially if you live in an area with a lot of natural rainfall, like most of our service areas, many plants can actually drown or rot…

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Visit 3am Growers on Social Media!

Almost everyone is on social media these days. Even the Pope has a Twitter account! Did you know 3am Growers is also on many popular social media platforms? By following us, you can easily keep up with our sales, specials, and blog posts. We’ll let you know when it’s time to start planting what in the Southeast (did you know you should be planting tomatoes now? If you followed us on social media, you would).…

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5 Garden-Inspired Gifts for Mother’s Day

Are you searching for a unique Mother’s Day gift? A bouquet may bring a smile to Mom’s face, but it won’t last long. Brighten her day with these long term floral arrangements instead. Garden Inspired Mother’s Day Gifts Prep the flowerbeds. Does your mother dream of a flowerbed blooming with her favorite perennials, shrubs, and ornamental trees? Help her get started by building a raised bed so her landscaping dreams can become a reality. Give…

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Can Your Yard Have It All?

Trees and shrubs add shade, visual interest, and depth to the landscape, creating a lush, eye-catching yard with vibrant curb appeal. But for many Americans, there’s no beating the pristine look of a well-tended lawn. Private ornamental lawns originated among wealthy French and English landowners during the late Renaissance, and today turfgrass is the largest crop produced in the U.S. But can homeowners have a thriving lawn and a diverse landscape? Can Trees and Grass Grow…

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