Mother’s Day and Customer Appreciation Day

 

Here’s some good news: Our greenhouse is open, our garden center is full of trees, shrubs, and perennials, and we’re gearing up for our busy summer season!

Be sure to put these 2 important dates into your calendar:

  • Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9
  • Our Customer Appreciation Day is Saturday, May 28

Mother’s Day gift ideas: Our greenhouse hosts an array of beautiful hanging baskets; unique flowering patio planters; climbing clematis, hardy shrub roses, and huge blooming hydrangeas from our Bud ‘n’ Bloom program. Come in and see our wonderful selection of annuals, herbs, vegetables, and cool garden art. Early-blooming trees, shrubs, and perennials also make fun, long-lasting gifts for the gardener in your life. Consider a crabapple tree, lilacs, forsythia, rhododendrons, or bleeding hearts.

For a beautiful bouquet or floral arrangement, visit our website at balsamlakeflorist.com or call us at 715-485-3131. We’d be happy to deliver your special gift!

Customer Appreciation Day: Join us Saturday, May 28 from 11am to 2pm for food, fun, select sales, and socializing! The grills and the wood fired pizza oven will be going to provide a fabulous lunch and drinks while you shop! Specials in the greenhouse, retail area & garden center! Thank you for being our valued customers! We are grateful for the pleasure of serving you and meeting your landscape/property management /floral needs. New this year: live music!

May and June Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9AM-6PM
Saturday: 9AM-5PM
Sunday: 10AM-2PM
Memorial Day – Monday, May 30: Closed

From all of us at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn, we look forward to seeing you soon!

SPRING UPDATES

Hang on! Green is on it’s way!

Need a reprieve from the weather? Come in and enjoy our retail center full of beautiful blooming houseplants! Easter Lilies, huge Hydrangeas, mini Carnations, blue Delphinium, and mixed Mums will brighten your day and make your home warm and welcoming for Spring!

For Easter bouquets or Spring arrangement inspiration, visit our website at balsamlakeflorist.com. You can place an order on-line, or give us a call at 715-485-3131.

Each day we’re getting new retail products in! We have fun garden art, new home decor, unique patio planters, and much more! By Late-April, we expect to open our greenhouse for our annuals, vegetables, hanging baskets, and tropicals! Our trees, shrubs, and perennials will hopefully be ready for purchase in early-May! We’re also stocking up on bulk materials for all of your DIY gardening and landscape projects including mulch, soil, gravel, and decorative landscape rock.

Our Customer Appreciation Day is back! Join us Saturday, May 28 starting at 11am for food, fun, sales, and socializing! Visit our Facebook event page for more details!

Now, onto your lawn. As your lawn is uncovered, you may notice winter damage from salt used on driveways and walkways. To restore the health of your soil and grass: flush the area to give your lawn a deep watering once the weather warms. If brown spots persist, apply Gypsum and consider adding grass seed to those areas.

Late-April to Early-May is THE ONLY TIME to apply pre-emergent Crabgrass Preventer to your lawn!

Improving an existing lawn: If you’re looking to thicken your lawn, or will be over-seeding an area, here is a season-long program to enhance and enrich your lawn (pounds mentioned covers 1000 sq. ft.):

  • Late-April – apply 12lbs of Gypsum and 8 Lbs of 15-15-5
  • End of May – apply 5lbs of 15-15-5
  • Mid-July – apply 3lbs of 15-15-5
  • Mid-to-late September – apply 4lbs Winterizer

Growing and maintaining healthy lawns and landscapes is vital for our environment by filtering storm water run-off and improving water quality, reducing air temperatures, and providing essential habitat for wildlife.

We also provide professional fertilization and lawn care services! Call us at 715-485-3131 or visit our website at balsamlakeprolawn.com to sign up for a fertilization and/or lawn care program that’s right for you!

From all of us at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn, we look forward to seeing you soon and wish you a WARM and Happy Spring!

Winter Wrap Up (Maybe)

“Welcome to Wisconsin, where the weather is made up and the seasons don’t matter”
It’s Spring (sort of)

We’re trying to wrap up our winter snowplowing season and prepare for Spring!

Our snowplow crews will be out collecting YELLOW snow stakes. If you have already removed your snow stakes, please bundle them up and return them to our retail center located at 916 Badger Drive, Balsam Lake, WI, 54810. We will store them for you and set them out at the start of the following snowplow season.

Safety Notice: Wear gloves when handling snow stakes! They are made of fiberglass and may cause skin irritation. 

Thank you for your business this season! From all of us at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn, we wish you a happy and warm Spring!

HELLO SPRING

We’re so excited, we wet our plants!

 

We’re gearing up for another busy season at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn! What are some things you can do to prepare for Spring?

Get ready for our Customer Appreciation / Community Social: Please join us for another fun filled Customer Appreciation/Community Social Day on Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 11am to 2pm! The grills and the wood fired pizza oven will be going to provide a fabulous lunch and drinks while you shop! Specials in the greenhouse, retail area & garden center! Our way of saying Thank You for being our valued customers! Especially after these long 2 years!! We are grateful for the pleasure of serving you and meeting your landscape/property management /floral needs. New this year … LIVE MUSIC! 

Take a class with us: Join us for a fun Cacti Class on Saturday, March 26 at 2pm in our Training Center at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn! ! Learn how to plant a cactus of your choice in one of our fun “Blob” House character containers. $25.00 a person! Bring a friend, your mom, your man ….. heck bring everyone! Call to reserve your spot – 715-485-3131! You can pay over the phone or stop in to pay!

On a garden and landscape note: Spring brings hope, sunshine, and warmer weather, but it can also bring slush, snow, muck, and mud!

 BE PATIENT!

To quickly answer your most pressing driveway and landscape questions: Much of our bulk landscape material is still frozen. Our loading and hauling equipment is still prepared for snow plowing, just in case. Polk County has Spring road restrictions, strictly limiting our trucks and hauling capacity. By mid-to-late April, our bulk products and roads become more accessible.

Here are some very important Spring garden care tips!

  • Keep the roots and the tender new growth of your plants protected with leaves and mulch until daytime temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees. Also, our pollinators like butterflies, bees, and benefitial insects are still hibernating, or just emerging from the protective landscapes in your gardens during this time. Distrubing your gardens during this time can be disruptive to your plants and pollinators.
  • Once the snow melts, it’s time apply garden-safe pest repellents! Protect your spring bulbs and early-bloomers in your gardens from rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, and deer with safe and effective products like Plantskyyd. We have a variety of sprays, granulars, and powders to keep newly emerging spring bloomers for those pesky creatures who love to eat our favorite plants! Stop in and see our selection, and talk to our friendly staff about products they recommend.
  • Spring is the best time to apply garden fertilizers! When your gardens begin to unthaw, you can work the soil, and your plants begin to spring up, apply gentle garden fertilizers like Schultz Flower and Vegetable Plant Food or Schultz Bloom Food for flowering trees, shrubs, and perennials.
 

 

We’re here for you for all of your floral, lawn, landscape and garden care! Please stop in and see us, give us a call at 715-485-3131, or visit our website at balsamlakeprolawn.com.

From all of us at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn, we wish you a bright and blooming Spring! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Cemetery Urn Service Renewal

We’re planning now for our 2022 Cemetery Urn services! We picked up all of the cemetery pots this fall, and we have them safely stored for planting this spring! 

Thank you for entrusting us with your loved one’s graveside display! Pricing for the 2022 season will remain the same at $64.95 and includes: Spring planting of your existing palm pot, urn delivery, and urn pick up in the Fall. For each additional planters going to the same cemetery, the fee is $32.00. If you need a new Palm Pot for a new grave site, the fee is $35.00 plus $64.95. If you need a new plant stand, please add $25.00.

We will auto-renew your account for the 2022 season, unless we hear otherwise. To change or cancel your services for this year, please call us at 715-485-3131 or email us at info@balsamlakeprolawn.com. For renewed services, we will send an invoice later in this month of February.
 

For additional inquiries, please call us at 715-485-3131. To place your order on-line, please visit our website at www.balsamlakeprolawn.com.

From all of us at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn, we wish you a bright and happy 2022!
 

Love in Bloom

Flowers are such a simple and beautiful way to say “I love you” and show your loved one just how much you care! You can brighten anyone’s day with a colorful bouquet: Grandmothers, grandfathers, sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, old friends, new friends, girlfriends, boyfriends, co-workers, neighbors … the list is endless! 

Winter can get long and dreary, but our retail showroom is bright and cheery! Come in out of the cold, and be inspired by the warmth of beautiful green and blooming houseplants, whimsical gifts, and our welcoming home decor!

For other fun Valentine’s Day gift ideas, special occasion arrangements, and every day bouquets, visit our website at balsamlakeflorist.com.

If you need help deciding on the perfect gift or are looking for something unique, stop in and see us or give us a call at 715-485-3131! With our delivery services, we can make your gift a surprise to your special someone at school, at home, or at the office!

Our Winter hours are:

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30am to 4pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 1pm

From all of us at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn, we send you warm winter wishes! Have a very Happy Valentine’s Day full of love and blooms!

Giving Thanks This Holiday Season

 

Thank you all for your support, business, friendship, and community! We are thankful for each and every one of you! We hope you are able to spend this Thanksgiving holiday with friends, family, loved ones, and those near and dear to you! 

Make this holiday a special celebration for yourself or someone else with a beautiful bouquet or a seasonal table arrangement! We have a wonderful selection of colorful floral arrangements, blooming houseplants, and festive holiday decor.

Our Balsam Fir Christmas Trees are in, along with our spruce tops, holiday wreaths, beautiful outdoor patio pots, and decorative evergreen garland. 

We have many shopping options for your ease and convenience: stop in and see us, place your order on-line at balsamlakeflorist.com, call us at 715-485-3131, pick up an order, or have your order delivered! 

This week’s hours:

Tue. Nov. 23: 8:30am to 4pm
Wed. Nov. 24: 9am to 1pm
Thu. Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day): Closed
Fri. Nov. 26 to Mon. Nov. 29: Closed

Our on-line floral orders with delivery will still be available through balsamlakeflorist.comIn addition, our self-service station will be open for Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Garland, and Patio Pots. Please place your payment in our drop box next to the front door.

We will re-open Tues. Nov. 30 for our regular hours:
Mon – Fri: 8:30am to 4pm
Saturday: 9am to 1pm

From all of us at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn, THANK YOU! Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Welcome November: A month filled with Gratitude

The leaves are fallen, November is calling. It’s a wonderful time of year to curl up by the fireside with a good book in one hand and a hot mug in the other! During this cozy season of thanks, take a moment each day to reflect on the many things you have to be grateful for: friends, family, loved ones, the comforts of home, good health, and happiness. 

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice. Spice up your home and brighten up your outdoor decor with beautiful seasonal colors: add in a fresh table arrangement, a cheerful floral bouquet, a long-lasting houseplant in a seasonal mug, or a festive patio pot. Send your favorite person something special to let them know you are thankful for them! 

November Patio Pot Classes. Join us at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn in our new training center on Saturday, November 13 from 2pm to 4pm or Sunday, November 14 from 12pm to 2pm creating your own festive evergreen patio pot. Choose between a $45 or a $55 pot, and we’ll provide designing guidance, a mix of evergreens, dogwood twigs, birch branches, bows, and bling! Give us a call at 715-485-3131 to register.

Spruce up your outdoor spaces and make your home welcoming with Winter Evergreens and Spruce Tops. Our beautiful selection of pine boughs and spruce tops for your outdoor window boxes and patio pots will be in the week of November 8th! Holiday wreaths, garland, and Christmas Trees will be in Mid-November.

Thanksgiving Hours: 
Saturday, November 20: 9am to 11am
Monday, November 22: 8:30am to 4pm
Tuesday, November 23: 8:30am to 4pm
Wednesday, November 24: 9am to 1pm
Thursday, November 25 to Monday, November 29: Closed
(On-line Floral Orders Will Still Be Available! Visit balsamlakeflorist.com to place your order.)

From all of us at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn, Happy November! We are thankful for you!

Bewitching Blooms, Tricks, and Treats

HAVE A SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN!

Fall is here, and Halloween is just around the corner! Give someone a scare with a whimiscal bouquet or a festive table arrangement. Send a fall season bouquet in a specialty keep-sake container for a long-lasting gift to be used year after year. 

Easy care houseplants make fa-boo-lous gifts for friends and family, great for greening up a home or brightening up an office! For the prickly pear or the brown-thumb in your life, a low-maintence cactus may be just the right thing to make them laugh. For the ironic coffee-lover, try a coffee plant in a coffee mug container. For more crazy gift ideas, stop in and see us, give us a call at 715-485-3131, or check out our website at balsamlakeflorist.com.

You might think we’re batty, but there’s still time to plant tulip bulbs for a fun fall activity that will make next Spring a blooming one. Stop in to see our boo-tiful selection!

We’re thinking ahead to November and getting ready for our Festive Holiday Patio Pot Class! Join us Saturday, November 13 at 2pm at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn to create your own winter patio pot! Cost is $45 or $55 and includes a 14″ rustic plastic pot, assorted winter greens, dogwood twigs, birch branches, and winter accents. Call us at 715-485-3131 to register!

No matter the reason or the season, we’re here for you for all of your floral needs! From all of us at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn, have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Autumn Urn Services

Autumn is nearly here! Before the leaves drop and the first frost appears, we will be gathering up your cemetery urns to protect the palm pots from winter damage. We hope to have all pots collected before October 1st

Thank you for entrusting us with your loved one’s graveside display! Pricing for the 2022 season will remain the same at $64.95 and includes: Spring planting of your existing palm pot, urn delivery, and urn pick up in the Fall. For each additional planters going to the same cemetery, the fee is $32.00. If you need a new Palm Pot for a new customer, the fee is $35.00 plus $64.95. If you need a new plant stand, please add $25.00.

We will auto-renew your account for the upcoming 2022 season, unless we hear otherwise. To change or cancel your services for next year, please call us at 715-485-3131 or email us at info@balsamlakeprolawn.com. For renewed services, we will send an invoice in February.

We also offer Winter Holiday Urn Services! Keep your loved one’s grave site looking festive through the winter with our Evergreen Pots and Winter Wreaths.

For $45.00, we will create a beautiful, winter hardy planter in a plastic Terra Cotta pot filled with spruce tops, evergreens, and red accents. Additional Delivery Fees may apply.

For $35.00, accent your loved one’s grave site with a Winter Wreath. These festive 25″ balsam wreaths are complete with a red bow, 3 frosted cones, and red berries. Price includes Winter Wreath and Wreath Stand. Additional Delivery Fees may apply.

To place your winter order over the phone, or for additional inquiries, please call us at 715-485-3131. To place your order on-line, please visit our website at www.balsamlakeprolawn.com.

From all of us at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn, we wish you a bright and happy Autumn!