So you were super busy cleaning up the mess your yard became during an abnormally harsh South Dakota winter, and missed out on the prime window of opportunity for spring landscaping, sound familiar? Believe us, we know all about it, and we understand your plight! But that doesn’t mean you have to sit around and wait for fall, or even spring of next year. With a little know how, and some dedication, you can get your landscaping and gardening done during the summer months, and still have time to enjoy your yard! Here are some great tips to get you started, and remember we’re always here to help with all of your landscaping and gardening needs, so stop on out and see us at Jolly Lane Greenhouse!
Your lawn loves you, love it back
Your lawn probably takes up the majority of your space, so let’s make sure it’s properly cared for before we start branching out into other areas.
Like any living thing, your grass needs nutrients. In these warmer months, it’s important to take steps to provide your lawn with the proper amount of nutrients it needs to grow thick and healthy. Keep in mind that over fertilizing or misapplying in the summer months can damage your lawn, due to the nitrogen in most fertilizers. For this reason, we recommend using a slow release fertilizer to give your lawn the nutrient boost it needs. Follow the instructions, or ask questions if you’re unsure of how to properly apply the fertilizer, that’s what we do here at Jolly Lane, we help beautify your yard!
When it comes to cutting your grass, you want to stay on the higher end of your lawnmower’s height setting. Yes, this might mean more frequent cuttings, but your lawn will thank you for it. Maybe not verbally, which would be awesome, but it will thank you in the form of a healthier, more vibrant yard. Cutting your grass too short can result in browning and spotting throughout your yard, and you work too hard already to deal with that. You can lower your settings as summer progresses, but just remember that grass needs to stay at a certain level to fight off drought and other lawn hazards so do not cut too short, as this will destroy its natural ability to thrive. When in doubt, stay on the high side of that mower's blade settings.
Jolly Lane carries a variety of fertilizers and can help you decide which is right for your lawn, just ask!
It’s all about the water
When you’re doing your planting in the summer months, it’s important to make sure you’re giving your plants and flowers the water they need to flourish. If you’re planting perennials, make sure to soak them well, and continue to water them daily or every other day for a few weeks until they’re established. The key is paying attention to the plant — if it looks droopy, water it. It’s also a good idea to make sure the water is getting to the roots, and not just running off the surface. You can do this by disturbing the soil and mulching around the plant to make sure it’s holding in the moisture.
If you are planting shrubs, water them every day for a week, and then every other day for a couple of weeks. This should get them off to a healthy start, and keep them growing throughout the season. You’ll want to be a bit more cautious with your trees, as most people have a tendency to over-water after planting them. A good idea is to dig down about six inches to monitor the soil, and only water them when the hole is half, to ¾ dry.
Another good rule of thumb to follow is to water deeply, less frequently. Making sure those roots are getting the most from their watering is more important than watering every single day. Be sure to do your watering in the mornings or evenings rather than during the day, as your plants, flowers, and shrubs will better retain the moisture, and not lose it to the soul-sucking afternoon sun and heat.
People also need to stay hydrated, which is why we offer cold beer and wine in the Garden Bar on Saturdays from 12-5!
Sun lovers and shade dwellers
To get the most from your summer planting, be sure you’re choosing the right type of plants and flowers for specific parts of your yard. Plants and flowers have personalities too, and they have differing opinions about the summer sunshine. Some like it sunny and hot, while others prefer shaded and cool. This is one of those situations where it’s sometimes best to ask your local gardening experts, like us at Jolly Lane, for advice! We can help you choose the right type of plants and flowers for your space, and ensure their beauty shines through the way they were meant to!
To make sure you’re planting the right plants and flowers in the right places, it’s important to understand the many shades of gray when we’re talking about sunshine and shade. Here’s a simple guideline to follow to make sure you’re properly placing your new bloomers:
Full Sun- 6 or more hours of direct sunlight per day
Partial Sun or Partial Shade- 4-6 hours of direct sun per day
Full Shade- less than 4 hours of direct sun per day
So how do you know what parts of your yard get what amount of sun and shade? Well, one fun way to find out is to draw a diagram of your space, don’t worry we’re not really artists either when it comes to drawing, and watch your yard for a day. Start early in the morning and go out every hour and mark on your diagram which areas are getting sun and shade. Make note of how many hours each area is getting of both sun, and shade. This is a great excuse to spend a lazy weekend day on the patio!
From there you can better decide which plants and flowers to buy, and where to place them for optimum beauty and health!
Jolly Lane has plants and flowers for every corner and space in your yard, ask us which would best fit your lawns and gardens!
Get your newbies acclimated to the sun before putting them in the ground
If you have new nursery plants and flowers that you want to plant during these summer months, it is a good idea to slowly introduce them to your backyard oasis. This is oftentimes referred to as “hardening off”, and ensures that they don’t experience the shock of a less friendly environment. You can do this by taking them outside into the full sun for an hour a day for 2 days, then 2 hours for 3 days, then 4 hours for 3 days, and eventually get them into the full sun for the whole day. If possible, do this on a day that offers a bit of cloud cover, just to be on the safe side.
Another tactic you can use, is putting up a shade cloth. Using shade cloth is a great idea for protecting new plants (such as shrubs and bushes) that you've just planted in your landscaping. Not only will it keep the pounding sun off of your plants' leaves, but it will also help the surrounding soil retain moisture, and serve as a windbreaker against those strong summer storm winds.
Jolly Lane has a variety of shade cloth to choose from, each offering varying amounts of density and sun blockage, to help protect and acclimate your new plants and flowers.
Sure, landscaping and planting in the spring or fall might seem more ideal, but that doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel on your summer efforts. There’s plenty of time left to get your landscaping and gardens on track and looking beautiful, to enjoy for the next few months, and to also have them ready for their spring bloom next year. Stop in and see us at Jolly Lane, and let us help you with all your summer landscaping needs, it’s never too late to sow the seeds of tomorrow!
“Here comes the sun, do-do-do-doo!” With summer officially kicking off at the end of June, we will be singing all season long! Your summer gardening is probably in full swing, but there is still about a month until strawberries will thrive outdoors in our local zone. There is nothing better than stepping outside your door and picking some fresh, juicy strawberries right off the vine to indulge in. But did you know there are many types of strawberries? In this article you will learn about three different varieties and several strawberry plants that are best suited for your garden!
Whether you have an established herb garden or you’re looking to start one, you may be unaware of the many benefits an herbal garden has to offer. Jolly Lane Greenhouse is here to fill you in on all the tips, tricks, and benefits a thriving herb garden has in store for gardeners of all types.
Staying up on trends can sometimes be a chore but figuring out new trends in gardening can be fun and uplifting! Making changes to your outdoor space is refreshing. Whether it’s the different plants being planted, new outdoor furniture and water features, or even some cute outdoor lighting. Something is sure to spark your interest to make your space a sanctuary! Jolly Lane Greenhouse is here to help you, check out these hot new trends for 2022!
Get Ready, Get Set, Garden! Tips for getting ready for spring gardening and planting
The arrival of spring is just days away. As the green thumb greats at Jolly Lane Greenhouse eagerly await primetime for spring planting like tots waiting for Santa to deliver presents, we’re here to share our top spring gardening tips so you can get a head-start on your planting, too! Interwoven with answers to the most frequent questions we get about spring planting, you’ll be gardening like a pro by abiding by the following tips.
To Repot or Not to Repot, That is the Question: Tips For Repotting Your Plants
With spring sunshine on the way, we’re officially entering the best time of year to consider repotting your plants. As resident repotting experts, we’re here to share our pro tips to help you decide whether or not you should consider repotting your plants this spring, as well as walk you through the easiest way to repot! Looking to learn how to repot a plant? Check out our easy-to-follow guide for repotting plants.
The Top Five Best Houseplants That You Won’t Kill (Even if you’re Terrible at Taking Care of Plants)
At Jolly Lane Greenhouse, we’re firm believers in the notion that plants are a necessity in any home. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your space with green foliage or have already turned your home into a houseplant greenhouse, we can all agree that plants bring some sense of comfort and coolness to any space. Unsure of your ability to keep common house plants alive? Check out our list of the top five best houseplants that you won’t kill even if you’re terrible at taking care of plants and learn all of our essentials tips for caring for houseplants. These low maintenance plant variations are certain to take care of you more than you’ll have to take care of them!
Our Top Tips For Taking Care of Your Fresh-Cut Christmas Tree
Season’s greetings from Jolly Lane Greenhouse in Rapid City, South Dakota! The Holiday Season is officially here and we’re ready to spread some holiday cheer by sharing our top tips for taking care of your fresh-cut Christmas tree.
The Essential Guide to Holiday Plants: Christmas Cactus, Amaryllis, & Paperwhites
The Holiday season is just around the corner and it’s hard not to fa la la la fall in love with all of the gorgeous plant variations that sprout to life this time of year. From Christmas cactus to Amaryllis, Paperwhites, Poinsettias, and more, our Greenhouse is quickly filling up with sure-tell signs that sleigh bells, turkey dinners, and sweets galore are in our future.
As we look forward to a beautiful, blooming winter season, we’re here to share our top tips for your favorite holiday plants and how to take care of them throughout the chaotic Christmas season!
While the leaves are beginning to fall and our summer gardens are slowly becoming memories of warmer days past, there’s never been a better time to get a head start on your garden for the inevitable return of higher temperatures in the spring. To help our fellow gardeners get a leg up on their garden game, we’ve taken the time to outline some of our top tips for getting ahead of the growing season while the weather is still warm.
Spice Up Your Life at the 16th Annual Chili Pepper Festival and Produce Market, Sept. 17-19, 2021
Fall is finally on the way – and while the weather may be starting to cool down little by little every day, Jolly Lane Greenhouse is ready to turn up the heat at the 16th Annual Chili Pepper Festival and Produce Market, September 17-19!
You’ve put in all the work of planting a garden and meticulously cared for it throughout the hot summer months and it’s finally time to reap the benefits of your efforts! It’s that time of year where many of our vegetable gardens are ready to start harvesting. Fresh tomatoes, zucchini, herbs and more make for some great meals in the late summer and early fall months. Check out our tips below and get to harvesting!
The Most Versatile Veggies to Plant in your Garden this year
The Most Versatile Veggies to Plant in your Garden this year
Are you in the beginning stages of planning and planting your garden and need some help? What kinds of plants should you actually put into your garden? At Jolly Lane Greenhouse, we have just about every plant you can think of, but some of our favorite things to grown in the garden are a variety of veggies!
Cruciferous vegetables are the most highly acclaimed and versatile vegetables to plant in your garden, and a staple in most healthy food recipes. You may be curious what a cruciferous vegetable is. To simply put it, they are vegetables like arugula, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, garden cress, Bok choy, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and other similar leafy, vitamin-packed vegetables that belong in the same family
At Jolly Lane Greenhouse, we already know the importance pollinators play, but we wanted to share this information as gardening season approaches. According the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, pollinators are essential for the health and reproductive success of over 75% of the world’s flowering plants. They are crucial to production of fruits, and over 150 food crops in the United States depend on them! The sad news is that pollinator populations are declining due to habitat loss, introduction and spread of invasive plant species, overuse of pesticides and disease. The Executive Branch of the United States Government even released a Pollinator Health Strategy to try and stabilize pollinator populations in the United States, but in order for this plan to succeed, they need our help!
Keep Spring Blossoms Blooming all season long with these tips and tricks
New to gardening? Our experts here at Jolly Lane Greenhouse are sharing their best gardening knowledge to ensure even the newest of gardeners can have a successful growing season. Here are the top things to consider and keep in mind throughout your gardening process to help you have the most successful garden ever!
Spring’s Nearly Here: Get an early start on preparing your garden for planting season
Spring is nearly here *cue the excitement* and if you’re anything like us here at Jolly Lane Greenhouse in Rapid City, SD, you might already be counting down the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until you can plant your 2021 garden! But what’s the point of waiting for warm weather to return if you don’t have the right plan in place for planting and prepping your garden for growing season ahead of time?
No matter your comfort level with gardening, your friendly gardening experts from Jolly Lane Greenhouse are here to offer some helpful hints, tips, and tricks to ensure your future garden is set up for success the moment you plant your first seeds (or seedlings if you did some seed starting ahead of time)!
Grow your perfect garden with indoor seed starting!
While we’re only a couple of months into winter, spring will begin to show its colors out on the horizon soon, which can only mean one thing: it’s almost time to get a head-start on that dream garden you’ve been planning for years! While many will wait out spring to avoid the threat of frost, snow, or what have you, indoor seed starting is a phenomenal avenue to jump head-first into planting season without the threat of ruining your precious plants.
Jolly Lane Greenhouse is about to celebrate our love of houseplants with our annual Houseplant Sale, which will run from January 18th through January 30th! With houseplants and foliage coming in by the truckload, it’s time to start creating your list of plants to pick up at the sale where all houseplants will be 25% off.
The most wonderful time of the year has officially arrived which can only mean one thing: it’s time to the deck the halls from floor to ceiling with holiday plants galore! *cue Santa’s sleigh bells jingling in the distance* To ensure you’re on the right track to keeping your holiday plants thriving through the season, we’ve gathered some of our green thumb best practices for you to implement once you get your holiday plants home from Jolly Lane.
Tis the season to spread the exciting news that our annual Holiday Open House is set to take place November 27-29, directly following the Thanksgiving holiday! Join us as we celebrate the arrival of the holiday season with our bountiful assortment of seasonal favorites including poinsettias, wreathes, garland, Christmas trees and SO MUCH MORE.
Friends, it’s here! The most beautiful time of the year, Autumn in the Black Hills! We welcome the chance to pull the long sleeves and scarves out of their drawers, and get cozy with the oranges, reds, and browns of fall. If you do too, then you’re going to want to join us on Saturday, October 17th as we welcome in the new season with our annual Fall Festival! The majority of our activities will be going from 11am-3pm, but the greenhouse will be open from 8am-5pm!
Summer 2020 has said goodbye, and it seems like we hardly got to know each other. We could dwell on the fact that we went from 101 degrees, to waking up to snow on the ground in the span of 48 hours, but that might take away from the fact that FALL IS HERE! And we think that, is a wonderful thing.
15th Annual Chili Pepper Festival and Produce Market
Experience the taste of autumn at our 15th Annual Chili Pepper Festival and Produce Market coming up in September. This event is one of our favorite and most popular events of the year! It is the perfect time to bring the family out to Jolly Lane and enjoy the festive atmosphere, as well as all the goodies. We are excited to see you all and roast some chilies for you. The 2020 Chili Pepper Festival and Produce Market will be September 11-13 – three days again this year!
Incorporating water features into your yard has many benefits, not only for you – there’s nothing like the calming effect of a softly babbling brook – but also for your environment. Adding in a water feature can help keep your yard cooler during the sizzling summer months, as well as attract birds, bees and other creatures that can be helpful for your garden. All in all, including a water feature in your landscape is a great way for you to enjoy your yard, as it adds natural beauty and ambiance.
Summer’s here, and the beautiful sunny days just beg for some good gardening time. Luckily, this time of the year, with its soaring temperatures and decreasing rain, is also crucial for performing some basic lawn care maintenance that will keep your yard green and growing all season long. The following tips will help you maintain a lush lawn that is the envy of the neighborhood, and allow you to spend some much needed “me” time outdoors!
Planting season is here and there are plenty of tasks that need to be completed in late spring in order to ensure success in your garden this summer. Best of all, spending some time in your garden now gives you a great excuse to enjoy May and June’s milder weather and sunny afternoons. Check out the gardening tips below to get a head-start on beautifying your lawn and garden going into the late spring months:
Social distancing may be the most used term of 2020, but another phrase may soon be part of your vocabulary - social distance gardening. With many of us spending significantly more time at home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, cabin fever has become a common issue that we’re all dealing with. However, the cure could be as simple as taking part in an activity that you already love. We’ve compiled some ways you can benefit from adding more time in your garden while you’re social distancing to help inspire you to don your garden gloves and spend some time in your yard.
With spring approaching, we’re looking forward to spending some much needed time with our gardens, and getting our hands dirty. As with every year, we’re sure that this will be the year we have the perfect garden! Wishful thinking, we know, but we can dream! What we can do in the meantime is start getting ready with some indoor seed planting.
Win their heart this Valentine's Day by giving a gift that keeps on giving! This DIY paper sack plant idea is brilliant, and when paired with one of our choices for most romantic plants, is sure to help you win the day. In fact, you can do this for any occasion, for any special person in your life, or simply as a thank you to somebody that deserves it!
It’s certainly no secret that at Jolly Lane, we love houseplants. They’re one of the things we love most about our job here; watering, trimming, potting, you name it, and we love it. A single houseplant can add so much coziness to a room that you’ll wonder how you ever went without, and may just spark an interest that will have you stopping into our greenhouse every week to see what else you can pick up.
Christmas lights strung from the deck, tins of baked goodies, the smell of fresh pine throughout the home; it truly is the most wonderful time of the year! We love the holiday season, there’s so much fun involved in decorating our homes and spreading the cheer amongst our friends and family.
One of our favorite things about holiday decorating is bringing home fresh holiday plants, and decorating our meticulously chosen Christmas tree. They add so much life and color to our homes, that we’d be totally on board if it suddenly became fashionable to just have them year ‘round. Following our tips on caring for your holiday plants makes it easy to keep them thriving well past the holiday season, and maybe, with a bit of luck, that trend would catch on!
It’s time for our annual Holiday Open House event! We look forward to this event every year, and can’t wait to help spread some of the joy that comes along with the holiday season. So join us at Jolly Lane Greenhouse, November 29th, 30th, and December 1st, and share in the festivities. We’ll be open Friday from 8am-6pm, Saturday from 8am-5pm, and Sunday from 11am-4pm.
Ah the changing of the season! It’s finally time to get out the fall décor, put up some wreaths, buy all the candles, pull out the baking recipes, and pumpkin spice everything! We don’t know about you, but for us, fall coming back around is one of life’s greatest joys, year after year. And to celebrate, we’re having our Fall Festival on October 19th!
In the Black Hills, fall brings with it a beautiful change in scenery. Colors turn from green, to stunning reds and yellows, while the early sunsets offer a fantastic backdrop to the changing of the season. We love turning the calendar over to fall, and welcome the laundry list of amazing interior projects we’ve been saving from Pinterest, or seen on the DIY channel. Fall has a natural nesting feel to it, and so we often get so cozy inside our homes, that we let our thoughts gravitate to those indoor projects, and forget about that beautiful outdoor space we spent all summer enjoying. But this year, why not take advantage of the fact that fall is a great time to create, supplement, or renovate exterior landscapes?
So you were super busy cleaning up the mess your yard became during an abnormally harsh South Dakota winter, and missed out on the prime window of opportunity for spring landscaping, sound familiar? Believe us, we know all about it, and we understand your plight! But that doesn’t mean you have to sit around and wait for fall, or even spring of next year.
Though we seemingly can’t count on Mother Nature to offer us any certainty, the calendar tells us that summer is here! And summer is a fantastic time to get out there into the sun and get your hands dirty. Is it just us, or does the feel of fresh soil between our fingers bring about an overwhelming sense of joy? No? It’s you too?! Well great! Then we have some gardening tips to get you in the mood for our upcoming Summer Gardening Days!
This Sunday, May 12th, we honor and celebrate the women who have perhaps the most difficult, yet rewarding job that life has to offer; that of being a Mother. Mother’s Day gives us a chance to show just how much we love and appreciate these wonderful women we call Mom’s. But where did this showering of appreciation all come from?
Jolly Lane is excited to announce that the Garden Bar is open for business! That’s right ladies and gentlemen, you can now enjoy a glass of wine or beer while shopping or browsing the great selection at Jolly Lane Greenhouse. Stop in to the rose garden greenhouse and have a drink from one of our outstanding local South Dakota breweries or wineries. Bring some friends and make a day of it! The Garden Bar is open Friday 4-7 and Saturday and Sunday noon to 5.
Spring has sprung and shamrocks are in full bloom in the Black Hills. Rapid City’s finest greenhouse has a couple of varieties of shamrocks and we are very excited to showcase them again this year. Shamrocks also have an important history and are a staple to this Irish holiday that is right around the corner, so celebrate with us by learning all there is to know about these nostalgic clovers!
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.
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.
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 the23rd, 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.
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!
Even though sweater weather is upon us once again, it isn’t time to pack away your gardening tools just yet; autumn is a great time to wrap up your planting before winter while getting a head start on your spring landscaping. We’re here to tell you why fall is an ideal time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials, as well as give you some seasonal gardening tips to ensure your garden is ready before the impending frost sets in.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what plants to put in your flower gardens this year. At Jolly Lane Greenhouse, we understand that it can be a process picking out the plants and figuring out where they should go. There are many factors that go into planting outdoor flowers. Here are just a few tips to help you figure out the plants you should be planting this spring to best meet your gardening needs in the long run.
Young trees are very tender and take a certain amount of care and attention to ensure that they last and live a long, healthy life. Tree protection and proper tree care are important when first planting a tree to not...
While the snow flies outside and the temperatures plummet, it's easy to forget that now is still a good time to exercise your green thumb. Indoor house plants are usually easy to care for, especially low light indoor plants...
Poinsettia plants are a staple in the Christmas holidays and look beautiful in any home or office decorations. With a variety of colors to choose from, there is a color to fit into any decoration color scheme. Taking care of...
Winter is coming, and with it means it's time to start performing some winterization maintenance to things like your garden and rose bushes. Proper rose bush care is crucial to ensure that they survive the harsh winter temperatures that...
Fall landscaping tips to get your yard ready for changing seasons
Fall is upon us and winter is not too far behind. As the seasons change, it's important to ensure that your yard is ready and certain things are done to protect it from the harsh weather conditions that are...
Tips for planting flowers and bulbs for next spring
With each changing season there is a change that needs to take place in your garden. This month's change that needs to happen is it's time to start thinking about getting spring-blooming bulbs planted and ready to go...
Maximize the visual impact of your home and create a curb appeal with landscape design from Jolly Lane Greenhouse. Even though the planting season might still be a ways off, you may have a new home to landscape or an...
With warm summer temps comes the insect army to invade your pride and joy — your garden. Once they're upon you, ridding flowers and veggies of insects can be tricky. Instead of waiting for the onslaught, try a proactive approach...
Since spring has officially sprung, have you gotten in the gardening mood? It is an easy bug to catch especially with the warmer temperatures and sunny skies! Do you need a need gardening idea this season to liven up your...
Organic Lawn Care Tips from your Rapid City Nursery
Spring has finally sprung, and how many feel like their lawns are just not the stunning green they want? One way to get your lawn looking lush for the spring season is through organic lawn care. While organic lawn care...
Winter Landscaping Tips from Your Rapid City Nursery
Just because it is the winter does not mean you do not need to maintain your lawn or landscaping. Many have the false impression that just because of the cold weather and nothing to plant, that there are no landscaping...
It sure is the most wonderful time of the year, but no Christmas is complete without a Christmas tree! At our Rapid City greenhouse, we have a large selection of trees — small, big, or even flocked in different colors. So...
At Jolly Lane Greenhouse we understand the importance of a healthy planet and sustainable living, and it all starts with you. You can do many things in your own home to lessen the impact you and your family have on...
Due to freezing temperatures, frost, and possible snowstorms, winter poses many challenges for any gardener. Plants and gardens are very vulnerable in the winter to death and disease. To protect your garden from winter hazards, you have to winterize your...
Composting occurs naturally in the eco-system, and man-made compost is an excellent way for you to utilize your organic waste to the max. Egg shells, dead plants, old leather gloves, sawdust — most things can actually turn into rich, nutrient filled...
Yard trimmings and food residuals combined make up 27% of the US municipal solid waste. That's a lot of waste that can be used in good measures. Creating a useful product from organic waste offers benefits of resource efficiency. Adding compost...
When summer nears its end when the days get shorter, and the nights grow longer many gardeners and home landscapers tend to put their green-thumb away until the following spring. However, this is a good time to take a look...
You've been raking, raking, relentlessly raking, and now you're not so sure what to do with all of those bags of leaves piling up in your garage. If you're thinking of sending them to the landfill, Jolly...
Your Guide to Landscaping with Deer Resistant Plants
As gardeners, we all know what it's like to feel protective of our plants. For that matter, we all share a desire for keeping animals out of the garden bed. In the Black Hills region of western South Dakota...
Winter seed sowing gives you a jump start on the growing season! Starting seeds indoors while it's still cold and snowy outside starts with dusting off your gardening gloves and getting a little dirty as you prepare your seeds...