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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Trees for Bees!

Bees serve a crucial environmental function, and more and more people are becoming aware of that. If your customers are seeking ways to improve conditions for bees in their landscaping, point them to trees! Trees don’t just improve a customer’s curb appeal, provide shade, and protect the soil. The right ones will also make a great home for these important pollinators. How important are bees? Well, approximately one third of the food we eat on…

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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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Customer Education for National Lawn Care Month

April isn’t just the first real month of spring, it’s also National Lawn Care Month. We don’t provide lawn care services at 3am Growers, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know the importance of a healthy lawn. Good landscaping is crucial to healthy trees and shrubs. Now is a great time to educate your customers about the benefits and importance of fertilizing to yield the best blooms in the springtime. Fertilizer can be tricky to…

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Spring Highlight: Cleopatra Camellia Shrubs

Spring is finally here to stay, and that means it’s time to highlight some of the best plants for the season. Let’s talk about one of our favorites here at 3am Growers: the Cleopatra Camellia shrub! Like its name would suggest, the Cleopatra Camellia is absolutely lovely. Its flowers are showy and abundant, with a rich rosy-pink color, and its foliage is rich, glossy, and evergreen. Your customers will be delighted by the combination of…

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Winter Lawn Care Checklist

Spring may seem like it’s still a long way away, but from a lawn care standpoint, it’s right around the corner. February is a great time to start preparing your yard - and maybe even taking a look at some of the new trends in landscaping. Check out the 3AM Growers Lawn Care Checklist to see if you’re on track for a healthy spring lawn! Get it Tidy! First things first: is there junk on…

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Planting Trees and Shrubs: A Guide

Now that February is here, it’s time to get busy planting! This is a great time to plant almost everything, so at 3AM Growers we’ve put together a guide to planting trees and shrubs. A Guide to Planting Trees and Shrubs First of all, make sure you select the right tree for your lawn. This decision is crucial, so don’t neglect proper research! You’ll want to take soil conditions, space, climate, and underground conditions into…

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Don’t Murder Your Myrtles!

If you have crape myrtles in your yard, you’re not alone--these beautiful trees are very popular in the American Southeast, and whether you spell it "crape myrtle" or "crepe myrtle", it’s easy to see why so many people love them. They have beautiful flowers, lovely fall colors, and even attractive bark. Crape myrtles are best pruned in the winter because those beautiful blossoms only come from new growth. Before you pick up the pruning shears,…

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