Celebrate Arbor Day!

Arbor Day is coming up! Are you ready to do your part? Arbor Day has been around for centuries. The first celebration occurred in 1872 as a special opportunity to plant trees of all kinds. Since that first observance, the holiday has spread through all 50 states. It’s an opportunity to plant trees, share knowledge, and encourage the conservation of our world. Wholesale Trees at 3am Growers 3am Growers does our part to help sustain the…

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4 Ways Anyone Can Get Involved in Earth Day

We live in an incredible world, full of the things we need to both survive and thrive. But we also have a mandate to protect and sustain Creation. Are you doing your part to care for the world? Get involved in Earth Day on April 22nd. Earth Day Activities Plant. What’s the easiest way to contribute to a healthy environment? Plant! Planting isn’t just a way to create a beautiful landscape. Trees and shrubs produce…

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Banish Pesky Garden Pests

Flowers aren’t the only thing blooming on your ornamentals this spring. Spring pests are breaking out of their shells to nibble on the landscape, leading to drooping and diseased plants. What are the most common garden pests to watch for this spring? 4 Common Pests for Trees and Shrubs Aphids. Bringers of mold fungus, stunted shoots, and plant toxins, aphids are a blight on spring landscaping. To fight an aphid infestation, remove heavily infested leaves.…

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A Focus on Phenology

First things first: what is phenology? It’s the study of the incredible landscaping calendar God built into the natural world. The word “phenology” means “the science of appearances.” Phenology makes a science of studying the correlation between different aspects of nature. Instead of simply saying, “Don’t apply pre-emergents after March 1st” it anchors landscaping advice into tangible natural events, like when birds migrate to their breeding grounds. What factors affect phenology? Changes in the natural…

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Spring Is Officially in Bloom!

Today marks the first day of spring. Landscaping is officially back in season! Landscapers, homeowners, and amateur gardeners have been anticipating the start of spring for months. But is the spring equinox really any different than any other day? Here’s what you need to know about the first day of spring. What Is the Spring Equinox? The spring equinox, which is the official first day of spring, happens on March 20th, 2017 (6:29am EDT, if…

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5 Simple Steps to a Beautiful Spring Landscape

Is all this beautiful weather putting a spring in your step? Don’t put the cart before the horse. Before dig into planting trees and shrubs, you’ll need to design your spring landscape. How to Plan a Perfect Spring Landscape Whether you’re starting from scratch or updating a landscape you love, we have a few tips for perfect spring planting. Know your space. Do you have problems with certain pests? Do you need to invest in plants…

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The Southern Belle of Summer

Do you adore crape myrtles? There’s a good chance you live below the Mason Dixon line. There’s something quintessentially Southern about these ornamental beauties. It’s hard to drive through a neighborhood in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, or the Carolinas during the summertime without being dazzled by these elegant ornamental trees. What makes the Crape Myrtle a true Southern belle? The Belle of the (Root) Ball They’re pretty as a peach. With their slender, graceful branches, brilliant…

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Our Favorite Fast-Growing Maple Trees

Would you like to transform your landscape quickly? There's no cutting corners when it comes to nature, but you can beautify the landscape without waiting 20 years for an oak to mature from an acorn. Transform the landscape with one of our fast-growing maple tree varieties. Why do people like planting maple trees? Well, if you like pancakes . . . Alright, you're probably not making homemade maple syrup in your backyard. But there are plenty of…

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Our Favorite Stress-Free Shrubs

You know about the importance of curb appeal, but let's face it, you don't have a lot of extra time to spend on extravagant, needy plants. What to do? Here are some easy-does-it shrubs that will perk up your landscape in no time. Sweet Pepperbush. This shrub was crowned Wildflower of the Year in 2015. It grows to a height of 3 to 9 feet tall and, like most things considered 'wildflowers', it really doesn't…

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How to Become a Preferred Contractor

Looking to grow your landscaping business? 3am Growers can help. By becoming a 3am Growers Preferred Contractor, you will have access to a wide variety of invaluable benefits to help maintain and grow your business with a sustainable foundation. As a preferred contractor with 3am Growers, you can enjoy advantageous extras including: Listing on the 3am Growers website Sales Leads Access to our Preferred Contractors Only website for exclusive marketing collaterals Access to specialized and…

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