We are a Rapid City nursery that provides helpful information to both green thumbs and beginning gardeners about horticulture in the Black Hills and surrounding areas. Our garden supply center houses a variety of plant selections, including shrubs, annuals, perennials, and herbs, as well as garden décor.

At Jolly Lane Greenhouse, you'll find your senses stimulated by an extensive assortment of seasonal plants, shrubs, and trees from our garden supply centers. We have a variety of fragrant and brightly-colored foliage, bushes, evergreens, perennials, vines, ornamental grasses, and rose bushes—there's something for every season!

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home."  ~ Edith Sitwell

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Gardening Tips

Prepare Your Garden for Spring Planting

When spring is in the air and the soil is starting to soften up, it is time to start planning and preparing your garden for spring planting. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Use a rototiller to pulverize the soil and leave a soft bed for your future plants. Don’t overdo it though, since too much air will satisfy plant-eating microorganisms in the soil.
  2. Add compost soil and expanded shale to the bed. The compost will provide your plants with nutrients, seal in moisture, and protect the surface from sun and rain.
  3. Clear away weeds, since they will steal light, nutrients, and water from your plants.
  4. If you plant vegetables your garden may require feeding, since you remove nutrients from the soil when harvesting. Nitrogen is the most common nutrient that plants crave, so make sure to taking a soil test every other year to ensure your plants are receiving the proper nutrients.
  5. If you haven’t already done so, create stepping stone walking paths between your planting beds to avoid damaging the soil around them. They will keep your boots dry and look pretty too!

For additional tips and questions regarding spring planting preparation, call us at 605-393-1700 to speak to our Jolly Lane Greenhouse team.