Create a true backyard oasis by adding a backyard water garden to your gardens and landscape design. Our team of experts can assist in the planning and creation of elaborate backyard water fountains and a water garden, and can help you choose the right pieces for your project.
There are a variety of features that can be included in a water garden from fountains and waterfalls to elaborate lighting and rockwork. Options include a waterproof container on a patio, a half-barrel with a fountain, or an in-ground garden pond, all of which can bring the sights and sounds of lakes and streams into your own backyard.
Technology, especially with gardening equipment, has made installing a beautiful backyard water fountain a weekend job requiring a minimum of easily learned gardening skills. Jolly Lane Greenhouse has everything needed to complete this type of landscaping project.
Below are a few landscaping tips to consider before creating your water garden:
- Sunlight. Most water plants need a spot with 5 to 8 hours of sunlight. A shadier spot can be used, but it will limit the choice of plants. Ponds smaller than 100 gallons of water do better with afternoon shade.
- Drainage. If building a pond, the soil in the site should be well drained to avoid shifting or settling that can crack or break the lining. Low areas with water runoff from the surrounding landscape should be avoided.
- Trees. Locations under overhanging trees may damage the tree’s roots. Falling leaves can decay in the water, harming fish and plants and pumps and filters can get clogged.
- Water and electricity. Evaporation will require periodic refilling of the container and a garden hose should be easily accessible. If using a pump to power a fountain, waterfall or filter, a household circuit plug (110 volts, 20 amps) made for outdoor use should be near the water garden.
- Local regulations. Before installing an in-ground pond, check with your local building department for restrictions and the possible necessity of having a permit. Always consult your local utility companies for the location of underground lines before digging.
- Your water garden should be in a location where you will be able to easily enjoy it.
- The size you choose should be suited to the location in the garden where you will install it.
- Landscaping Maintenance. Although you may think of your water garden as a self-contained ecosystem, it will still require some maintenance at different times of the year. This will include clean-up in the spring, periodic removal of debris and replenishing of the water, plant care, protection from leaves in the fall and preparation for winter.
Once the water garden project has been completed you can sit back, relax and enjoy the variety of wildlife your new water garden will attract.
Celebrate National Bird Feeding Month
It’s a great time to stock the bird feeder, fill up the bird bath with some warm water, and enjoy some hot cocoa as you watch the winter birds swoop in for a bite and a bath! If you don’t have a bird feeder, or bird house, stop in and see us. We have a great selection of feeders, houses, and bird seed.
13th Annual Birds and Blooms Event and Plant Sale
Join us January 19th on Saturday from 10am to 3 pm, for the 13th annual Birds and Blooms Event! This annual educational event is put on by both the Mt Rushmore Birds and the Black Hills Poultry Society right here in Rapid City.
Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree & Holiday Décor
It’s finally here, everyone’s favorite holiday season! That means it’s time to pick out the perfect Christmas tree and holiday decor for your family, which is always a ton of fun. We’ve got a variety of Christmas tree options in stock this year including White Pine, Scotch Pine, Balsam Fir, and Fraser Fir available in classic, flocked and colored stylings.
Winter Open House 2018
Christmas season is just around the corner! As always we’ll be having our annual holiday open house event. Stop by Jolly Lane Greenhouse this upcoming weekend for the winter open house happening on the 23rd, 24th, and 25th of November.
Stop by to enjoy our refreshments and see all the beautiful items we have available for your Christmas decorating needs.
Fall Pumpkin Festival 2018
If you anxiously wait all year to unpack your sweaters and scarves so you can relish in the crisp air and vibrant foliage of autumn, then join us at Jolly Lane Greenhouse on Saturday, October 20th to celebrate the season with our annual Fall Pumpkin Festival. Not only will you be able to stock up on pumpkins of all kinds for your seasonal decorating and baking, but we will be hosting a variety of fall activities for all ages, including wagon rides and face painting. Mark your calendars for this anticipated event where you and your family can take part in all the things that makes this time of year so enchanting!
13th Annual Chili Pepper Roast and Produce Market
Experience the taste of autumn at Jolly Lane Greenhouse’s 13th Annual Chili Pepper Roast and Produce Market! Join us on Friday, September 14th from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, September 15th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to stock up on fire-roasted chili peppers, fresh local produce and delicious canned goods that you won’t find anywhere else. And this year, you’ll even get the chance to try some of the area’s best craft brews and wines!
Emerald Ash Borer
While it’s important to take care of your flowers and garden, it’s vital to check on your trees as well. Many ash trees in North America have been affected by emerald ash borer (EAB), which is an exotic insect from Asia that attacks ash trees. There’s no known cases of EAB being in western South Dakota but it has been found in Sioux Falls. Jolly Lane Greenhouse encourages everyone to be aware of EAB and keep your eye on your ash trees. There are ways to treat and prevent emerald ash borer if or when it makes its way to this side of the state.
Keep up on your Garden Maintenance
As most of your gardens are already planted, it is important to remember you need to maintain them throughout the summer. Maintaining your garden can help it grow and stay beautiful all summer long. Here are some tips from Jolly Lane Greenhouse to keep your garden healthy and growing.
Hail Protection for Your Garden
Living in the Black Hills during the summertime brings the chance of the infamous summer hail storms. The hail, big or small, can cause damage to vehicles, gardens, and much more. The damage from hail can get costly, so hail protection is definitely important. How do you protect the beautiful garden that you have put so much work into?
Spring Landscaping and Planting Prep
Spring has officially sprung at Jolly Lane Greenhouse. The warmer weather and increase in sunshine means that it is time to start thinking about spring planting. This is the ideal time of the year for landscaping prep and planning which flowers or plants you want for your garden this year.
Tips for Springtime Outdoor Planting
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