It seems like each year about this time, we go through extremely hot and dry days.  In fact, August and September can be some of the driest days in our areas.  So we’ve dusted off a blog post from this time last year just as a reminder about how to care for your yard in Read More

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During the summer months, many people ask “Can I plant now”?  The answer is yes, you can plant any time of the year.  That said, there are some things you need to be aware of. 1) Planting in the hot times of the year requires more watering and more maintenance.  If you have an irrigation Read More

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Blackjack Horticulture is excited to participate as the feature entry garden at this year’s Birmingham Home and Garden Show.  This will be our first year to participate in the show.  It will be held March 10-13th at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center.  For tickets, show times, and more information, click HERE.

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It’s February and the cold temperatures definitely make me long for spring. With dreary conditions and forecasts of sleet and snow, it’s easy to think there isn’t anything to do in the yard. On days like today though, I begin planning what I am going to plant in the spring. Planning ahead usually guarantees that Read More

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Happy New Year! If you’re like everybody else, your slowly getting back into the routine after the holidays.  It’s cold outside and the last thing on your mind is working in the yard.  However, there are some things that you can and should be doing despite the unpleasant weather.  Here are just a few of Read More

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Blackjack Horticulture was pleased to join Homes for Our Troops as they built a home for Army SFC Scot Noss in Trussville, AL .  Blackjack contributed the landscape design/plan for the home.  Check out a picture of the final product HERE.  Homes for Our Troops is a non-profit organization “committed to helping those who have Read More

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Check out the pictures of our most recent training day at Blackjack Horticulture.  Doing things the right way is something we pride ourselves on at Blackjack.  This was a refresher course in proper pruning for a few of our maintenance staff.  Pruning plants the right way helps to ensure proper growth, the right amount of Read More

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Most everyone likes the change to cooler weather, football season, and the colors that come with it.  But what makes trees change colors and what determines whether we will have a good season of fall color or not? There are 3 main factors that determine fall color:  sugars/pigments in the tree, weather, and length of Read More

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Blackjack Horticulture was excited to receive the 3rd place People’s Choice award in the 5th Annual Brasfield and Gorrie BBQ cookoff.  The charity cookoff raised $90,000 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and The Bell Center.  We had a great time and look forward to next year’s charity Read More

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We are setting records here in Birmingham with the extreme heat and the extended number of days with temperatures near 100 degrees or above.  We are short on rainfall, especially long, slow rains that have time to soak into the ground.  People and pets are not the only ones needing extra attention with it so Read More

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