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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How to Deal with Surface Tree Roots

We love to have trees in our yards for their beauty, the shade they provide, and their benefits to the environment, but it’s not all fun and games. Trees need a lot of space, and they aren’t shy about taking it up. What do you do when the roots of a beloved tree have crept up into the surface of your lawn, sidewalk, or even driveway? Tree roots break the surface for many reasons. Often…

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Help Your Plants Beat the Heat

It’s no secret that humans and pets can suffer in the heat, but did you know that plants can as well? When summer temperatures soar, plants can really feel the heat stress, especially if the weather is also dry. 3AM Growers is in Tallassee, Alabama, and trust us--we know from hot weather! Here are some simple ways to protect plants against heat stress this summer. Water Carefully. The hotter it gets, the more moisture evaporates…

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Conifers 101

Whether you want to add a dramatic centerpiece, some privacy, or just an interesting contrast, conifers are an attractive, hardy, and versatile addition to an outdoor space. With so many options to choose from, how can you select the best tree for your needs? 3AM Growers offers many varieties of conifer, as well as the knowledge and know-how to pick the best one for your needs. Here are some things to consider when you’re adding…

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Shade Trees 101

There’s nothing quite like sitting outside under the cool shade of a tree. Shade trees lend elegance, beauty, and utility to your outdoor space, as well as providing environmental benefits. But how do you select the best kind of shade tree for your yard? The most popular shade trees are oaks, maples, and elms. Here’s some information to help you decide which is best for your needs! Oak trees are very large--they needs lot of…

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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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Decorative Shrubs for Summer

With its long days, abundant rainfall, and warm, muggy nights, summer in the Southeast is a great time to plant and grow decorative shrubs. Shrubs thrive in this climate, and can add a lot of beauty, privacy, and comfort to your home landscaping. Turn your back or front yard into a beautiful oasis and enjoy the summer weather! The right type of shrubs, when properly cared for, can act as beautiful privacy screens to create…

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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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