Happy Winter Wishes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” — Larry Wilde

Although this has been a year of many great ups and downs, we hope this festive holiday season brings you great joy, with many reasons to laugh, celebrate, and cheer! 

Sometimes, you just need a little bit of Spruce Tops to spruce you up! If you’re looking for inspiration this holiday season, our fun, already-made-up winter patio pots can create a fresh and lively addition to your outdoor spaces. Add a festive balsam wreath to your front door for a warm and welcoming entrance. We also have a great selection of Spruce Tops and Winter Greens, Dogwood Twigs, Birch Logs, Balsam Wreaths, and Holiday Decor for DIY winter patio pots, window boxes, hanging baskets, and more!

For a fun family outing, pick out your Christmas Tree with us at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn! This is an exciting winter tradition and an easy way to enjoy safe social-distancing. We can also deliver your Christmas Tree! Stop in or call us at 715-485-3131 to schedule your delivery. 

A little bit of Winter whimsy can brighten anyone’s day! We have great selection of whimsical gifts, ornaments, holiday decor, seasonal and blooming houseplants, fresh floral bouquets, and more! Even the simplest gift can spread the most holiday cheer. We also offer floral delivery services! Consider sending a winter patio pot or a balsam wreath for no-contact delivery! 

Maybe you’re hoping for a white Christmas this year? If snow does come, we will be prepared! We offer many Winter Services including snow removal, shoreline restoration, and tree-trimming/pruning! Call us at 715-485-3131 or email us at info@balsamlakeprolawn.com to inquire!

From all of us at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn, we send you warm winter wishes and the Happiest of Holidays!

Autumn Updates From Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn

 

The leaves are falling, and our fall clean-ups start this week! The crews will be working hard to clean up lawns and leaves, cut back garden beds, and prune shrubs. Now is the time to prepare your lawns and landscapes for winter

 

“Trick-or-Treats” will soon be calling, and we have whimsical gifts for every kid and every adult this season! Brighten someone’s day with a beautiful fall bouquet! For a fun Halloween surprise, add a troll, dragon, or fairy to your child’s trick-or-treat bag! Grab a box of delicious, hand-made Halloween chocolates that are so good they’re scary! Perfect as a gift for yourself, your friends, co-workers, or loved ones! (Also makes a great addition to that colorful arrangement!)

 

The irrigation lines are blowing, and the shorelines are restoring! Our landscape crews are hard at work finishing up fall irrigation blow-outs, and it’s time to schedule your shoreline restoration projects!

Soon the snow will be falling and the roads will need plowing

 Call us at 715-485-3131 to sign up for snow plowing services!

 

Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn is here to help you year-round with your lawn, landscape, garden, and floral needs! Visit our retail center for garden products, houseplants, blooming plants, succulents, gifts, art, arrangements, bouquets, and more! We still have plenty of bulk materials available for those DIY projects, including rock, gravel, mulch, sand, and soil. We are available for floral and bulk material deliveries! For product or service inquiries, give us a call at 715-485-3131, visit our website at www.balsamlakeprolawn.com, or order flowers on-line at balsamlakeflorist.com

 

We wish everyone a safe and happy Autumn, Boss’s Day, and Halloween!

SEPTEMBER IS GREAT AT THE LAKE

September marks the last of summer and the start of fall! Enjoy sunny days, cooler weather, colorful autumn blooms, and changing leaves! Make the best of these beautiful times!

Our garden center is full of blooms for some pop of color in fall! Late-flowering perennials like echinacea, sedum, grasses, hardy mums, and hydrangea shrubs provide your garden with long-lasting color and season-long interest. We also have a huge variety of beautiful annual mums available! They make great gifts and add a welcoming touch to your home and outdoor spaces! 

If you’re planning a Labor Day BBQ, or a late-season outdoor gathering, spice things up with Smokin’ Brother’s famous wood BBQ pellets and their delicious BBQ sauces and seasonings!

 

With the cooler temperatures and wetter weather, it’s the perfect time for landscape projects like planting, mulching, and pruning! Get those perennials, shrubs and trees into the ground now, so they’ll be all set to grow in the spring! Come in and check out our wide variety of autumn shade trees and fruit trees including apple trees, cherry trees, and plum trees! Now is also a great time to add mulch to your landscaping, helping to spruce your gardens up and protect your plants over the winter. We’ve also got a wonderful variety of bagged and bulk mulch! Fall is the best time to prune your shrubs to keep them tidy for next year. If you’d like to deadhead your perennials and grasses, you could do that, too. Or, keep the foliage and seeds standing as habitat for nature and added year-long garden interest.

September lawn-care is an important process to keep your lawns lush and healthy! Aerate your lawns to loosen the soil, prevent soil compaction, get air into the grass root zone, and prep for over-seeding. Grass seed grows best in cooler, wetter weather, so over-seed now to fill in those bare spots and thicken up your lawn. September into October is the ideal time to apply winterizer, which adds nutrients to your lawn and prepares it for winter dormancy. We sell grass seed and winterizer for those DIY projects, or call us at 715-485-3131 to sign up for our professional services!

Labor Day Holiday Hours
Tue., Sept. 1 thru Fri., Sept. 4: 8:30am to 4pm
Sat. Sept. 5: 9am to 1pm
Sun. Sept 6: Closed
Mon. Sept 7: Closed (Labor Day)

Fall Hours

Monday thru Friday: 8:30am to 4pm
Saturday: 9am to 1pm
Sunday: Closed

Call us at 715-485-3131 or visit our website at www.balsamlakeprolawn.com for inquiries, orders, or to schedule services! Have a happy and safe Labor Day! Thank you to our staff and our community for your support!

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

 

It’s Dad’s Day Sunday, June 21!

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

 
 
Not sure what to get Dad for Father’s Day? We’ve got you covered! Show him you really care with these thoughtful gift ideas!

Retail Center: Looking for something really fun and unique? Our patio planters, BBQ seasonings for the grill, outdoor mats for the grill or garage, garden art, lake signs, or wind chimes might be just what you need! Have you seen our line of THINK OUTSIDE products? There are some cool gifts to help keep Dad’s beverages cold! Because the products are made from recycled oil drums, no two items are the same! Check out the awesome motorcycle, truck, and frog! Make sure dad is comfortable with Comfort Craft’s outdoor furniture including bars, stools, and adirondack chairs! This durable furniture is crafted from eco-friendly recycled poly lumber and is maintenance-free! 

Garden Center: We just got a new shipment of trees, shrubs, and perennials in!  Apple trees, shade trees, flowering shrubs and blooming perennials are beautiful, long-lasting gifts that Dad will always remember! If your looking for bulk materials to help Dad complete those never-ending projects, come in for our wide selection of mulch, landscape rock, and driveway gravel!

No matter what gift you find for that important guy in your life, we hope you celebrate with love and happiness. From all of us at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn, we are wishing you a bloomin’ Father’s Day!

Happy Memorial Weekend!

Join Us For Our Memorial Week Sales!

Due to the uncertain times, we will NOT have our usual Customer Appreciation Day. Instead, we hope you will enjoy browsing our beautiful selection of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, and bulk landscape materials. We’ll have some sales to make the week fun! Sale dates: Sat. May 23 – Sun. May 31! We will honor sales during these dates to help everyone practice safe social distancing!GREENHOUSE: Our greenhouse is full of blooming annuals, hanging baskets, patio pots, tropicals, and our Bud ‘n’ Bloom perennials for all of your flower needs! Just a small touch can make your home or cabin welcoming and colorful! Our greenhouse sales are:

  • Buy 2 Hanging Baskets, get $5 OFF
  • $5 OFF Bud ‘n’ Bloom Clematis and Hydrangeas

GARDEN CENTER: We have a full stock of perennials, shrubs, and trees for your gardens and landscaping! With the cooler temperatures and rainy days of spring/early summer, now is a great time to plant! We have a wonderful variety of blooming trees, shade trees, flowering shrubs, and perennials!

  • Buy 3 or more perennials, get 20% OFF (Offer valid on perennials only!)
  • 15% OFF insect spray or granules
  • 15% OFF deer/animal repellents
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  • Bulk Materials: Need to repair your driveway? Enhancing your mulch beds? Check out our bulk supply of driveway rock, mulch, and other landscape materials! Our landscape material sales include:
  • Bagged Mulch – 3 bags for $10
  • Sod – We will have one pallet of sod available. Must pre-order! Call us at 715-485-3131

Please note our Spring Hours:

  • Monday-Friday 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 10am to 2pm
  • We are CLOSED Monday, May 25 for the Memorial Day Holiday

From all of us at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn, we wish you a very safe and Happy Memorial Weekend!

Make Your Mother’s Day Bloom!

 

We are open at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn! Our greenhouse, garden center, lawn care and landscape services are up and running! During this time of uncertainty, we have worked hard to create a safe space in our operations for our customers and staff to practice social distancing. We have a new flow of traffic for our greenhouse and our bulk material lot. See the sections below to learn more!

GREENHOUSE: Our greenhouse is a lush jungle full of flowers and blooms! We have hanging baskets, annuals, bedding flowers, vegetables, patio pots, and garden art! Our show-stopping perennials from our Bud ‘n’ Bloom program this year include clematis, roses, and hydrangeas. These are big, beautiful bloomers on plants that will return year-after-year! 

For greenhouse purchases: Please enter through the greenhouse, pay at the cash register, and leave through the front door of the retail center. To maintain safe social distancing, we ask that only 4 customers be in the greenhouse at one time. 

GARDEN CENTER: Come in to see our beautiful selection of flowering trees, fruit trees, shade trees, shrubs, and perennials! We also offer a large selection of bulk products for DIY projects including bagged and bulk mulch, decorative rock, and driveway gravel. 

For garden center purchases: Please use the side window of the retail center for your inquiries and purchases.

MOTHER’S DAY: If you’re looking to make mother’s day special, we’ve got what you need! Visit us to see our selection, call us at 715-485-3131, or purchase an on-line order at www.balsamlakeprolawn.com. We also make Mother’s Day deliveries! 

SPRING PROJECTS: Spring is the best time to rejuevinate your landscaping! Re-mulch your beds to give your landscape a fresh look and suppess weeds. Deadhead your perennials and grasses from last year, prune your spireas, and plant those flowers you’ve always wanted. For lawn care, apply Crabgrass Preventer to keep out those pesky weeds and promote healthy lawn growth. The deer are out looking for food, so apply Deer Scram, Plantskyd, and other animal products now! 

From all of us at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn, we wish you a Happy Mother’s Day and a safe, fun, and Happy Spring!

Contact us by phone at 715-485-3131, email info@balsamlakeprolawn.com, or visit our website at www.balsamlakeprolawn.com.

 

APRIL IS NATIONAL LAWN CARE MONTH & A CELEBRATION OF EARTH DAY!

In this issue, learn essential Late-April tips for creating healthy lawns, discover DIY landscape and lawncare projects you can complete during this time of Shelter in Place, and explore the many ways healthy lawns and landscapes improve global and local ecosystems!
  
FERTILIZATION:
 Late-April to Early-May is the best time to fertilize your lawn to promote growth and the only time to apply pre-emergent Crabgrass Preventer! Providing early care for your lawns keeps your grass healthier, greener, and more lush! Proper fertilization is one of the most important things that can be done to ensure grass is healthy and strong enough to fight off threats posed by weeds, pests, and disease. With the vital role fertilizer plays in the health of your lawn, it’s important to minimize guess work and ensure the right fertilizer is applied at the right time, in the right amounts. To learn about our professional fertilization services, please email us: info@balsamlakeprolawn.com

CHECK FOR BROWN PATCHES IN YOUR LAWN AND RE-SEED: Areas that have been covered with large piles of snow can kill grass. Check to see if your brown grass is just dormant or dead by raking away some of the brown so you can see the lawn surface. Check for green tissue beginning to emerge. If so, the area will likely recover with time. If not, and other areas of the lawn are greening up, it’s time to make plans for renovating these areas. To repair, rake up the dead tissue. Add a light top-dressing of topsoil. Use a good quality grass seed that is appropriate for the conditions you live in. Rake the seed lightly into your new topsoil, tamp lightly with your feet. Keep the area moist, daily if necessary, to prevent the seedlings from drying out.

HEALTHY LAWNS = HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENTS: Healthy lawns are vital to local ecosystems and provide essential benefits to the environment. According to National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), just one acre of grass produces more oxygen than 1 acre of rainforest. Grassed areas are also up to 30 degrees cooler than blacktop (NALP). Healthier lawns improve larger issues such as climate change and pollution by reducing erosion, trapping carbon dioxide, cleaning the air, improving the soil, and reducing temperatures. Healthy lawns also protect bodies of water, absorbing run-off and acting as a filter for lakes, rivers, ponds, and groundwater. 

DIY PROJECTS FOR STUNNING LANDSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS: Spring is the time to repair potholes and plow damage on your driveways. Mulching your existing landscapes during this season can provide extra protection for your plants and early weed suppression. Mulch can also add instant visual appeal to existing sites. Once the threat of frost is past, Spring is also a wonderful time to plant! Visit our retail center for bulk materials such as Class 5 for driveway repairs, bulk river rock, and a variety of bulk or bagged mulch. Our garden center will soon uncover our winterized selection of trees, shrubs, and perennials! Look for early-blooming varieties to make your Spring a colorful one while providing birds, bees, butterflies, and other of nature’s creatures with food and habitat.

SPRING CLEAN-UP: Once the threat of frost is gone, it’s time to remove leaves and debris from your gardens! Dead-head perennial stalks and cut ornamental grasses to support healthy new growth. Cut old foliage away from daylilies, hostas, and other straggly perennials to uncover shoots. Rake or leaf-blow leaves out of your garden beds. Be sure to dig out those pesky early-season weeds, and consider re-mulching! Our professional Spring Clean-up crews will be out next week to get a start on this portion of our lawncare services.  

Our Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn experts provide a number of services to improve your lawn and landscapes. Visit our website at www.balsamlakeprolawn.com or email info@balsamlakeprolawn.com to learn more! Whether you need a spring clean-up, a lawn care assessment, or to be on a regular pre-emergent and fertilization program, our professional lawn care team is here for you!

From all of us at Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn, thank you for your support, and we hope you stay safe and healthy!

 

Spring In To March!

Here are a few things to look forward to this March:

St. Patrick’s Day: Tuesday, March 17: We’ve got fun and clever fresh arrangements and clover houseplants to make someone’s day! May the luck o’ the Irish be with you! Erin Go Bragh (Ireland Forever)!

First Day of Spring: Thursday, March 19: Bulb gardens, fresh bouquets, and colorful decorations are a great way to bring in this bright new season!

Dish Garden Plant & Sip: Thursday, March 26: Join us at The Barred Owl for a dish garden and wine night from 6pm to 8pm! Event is $45 and includes houseplants, dish garden supplies, and a glass of wine! Click here for more details. Call The Barred Owl to reserve your space at 715-485-3192.

Sign up for Spring Services: It’s time to think about spring clean-up, spring fertilization, and season-long lawn care! Call us Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn at 715-485-3131 to learn more about our professional lawn care services and see how we can help your lawn get a jump-start into the season!

“Spring” on in to our retail center to brighten your season!

Hey, Hey, What’s New in May

Get Ready For Plants!

Our greenhouse is open and full of annuals, hanging baskets, tropicals, vegetables, ferns, Bud ’N’ Bloom, and more! Come in and see our incredible selection for all of your planting needs! We also have a full stock of beautiful trees, shrubs, and perennials!

Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 12

Brighten Mom’s day and let her know you are thinking of her with a Crabapple tree, blooming shrub, flowering perennial, hanging basket, floral arrangement, garden art, windchime, or colorful houseplant! Stop in and see what’s in store to make Mom’s day special!

Bud ‘N’ Bloom

The Bud ‘N’ Bloom program features hardy perennials and shrubs in full-bloom! 6 varieties of stunning clematis and the show-stopper “Summer Crush” Hydrangea are ready-to-go!

Open House – Sat. May 25

Join us Sat. May 25 from 11am to 2pm for a Customer Appreciation Day! Enjoy food, fun, and sales!

April is National Lawn Care Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that we can finally see our lawns beneath the mountains of snow, it’s time to think about lawn care! Late-April to Early-May is the best time to fertilize your lawn to promote growth and the only time to apply pre-emergent Crabgrass Preventer! In this issue, learn the many ways lawns are beneficial while learning the ways you can provide early care for a healthier, grassier, greener lawn.

Healthy lawns are vital to local ecosystems and provide essential benefits to the environment. According to National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), just one acre of grass produces more oxygen than 1 acre of rainforest. Grassed areas are also up to 30 degrees cooler than blacktop (NALP). Healthier lawns improve larger issues such as climate change and pollution by reducing erosion, trapping carbon dioxide, cleaning the air, improving the soil, and reducing temperatures.

Here are a few tips from loveyourlandscape.org (the official consumer website for NALP) regarding early-Spring lawn care to create a healthy space for your lawn to grow:

1. Check your lawn for seasonal damage. Once winter releases its grip, get outside and inspect your lawn. Besides the snow and ice, the biggest culprits of the winter months are a group of very specialized pests and de-icing salts, all of which can damage trees, grass, and shrubs. As the weather begins to warm, it’s important to take stock of what damage has been done and develop a plan to get your yard ready for spring enjoyment. 

2.  De-icing salt used to clear streets and walkways can wreak havoc on grass and plants. Salt will draw moisture from the plant cells causing desiccation. If your lawn is exposed to too much salt, it can cause it to wilt and die. To restore the health of your soil, flush the salt in the soil by giving your lawn a deep watering once the weather warms. If necessary, remove the brown grass and a few inches of the damaged soil. 

3. Check for brown patches in your lawn.Excessive snow, particularly areas that have been covered with large piles of shoveled snow, will kill grass. To see if your brown grass is just dormant or is dead, rake away some of the brown so that you can see the lawn surface. Check to see if there is any green tissue beginning to emerge. If so, the area will likely recover with time. If not, and other areas of the lawn are greening up, it’s time to make plans for some renovation of the areas. To repair, rake up as much of the dead tissue as you can. Adding a light topdressing of topsoil will increase your chances of success with seeding. Use a good quality grass seed that is appropriate for the area you live in. Rake the seed lightly into your new topsoil, tamp lightly with your feet. Keep the area moist, water daily if necessary, to prevent the seedlings from drying out.

4. Lingering snow can also cause snow mold, a disease that is mainly confined to the leaves of the turf. It presents as a circular pattern of grey or pink grass. The disease may go away on its own; but if it doesn’t, the affected grass should be firmly raked, top-dressed with soil, and over-seeded. Most often, only a raking is necessary to alleviate the damage.

5. Help prevent weeds before they start with Pre-Emergent! Early spring is THE ONLY TIME to apply pre-emergent Crabgrass Preventer. Crabgrass is a very hardy weed that aggressively spreads and restricts lawn growth in otherwise healthy lawns. Pre-emergents help prevent weeds from growing at the start. Think of pre-emergent control products as the equivalent to landscape fabric. They create a barrier across the surface of the soil that the seedlings of targeted weeds are unable to penetrate. Unfortunately, these controls will have no effect on perennial weeds that re-sprout from underground root systems.

6. Weeds are not just unsightly; they can indicate serious issues with your lawn. Weeds compete for space and nutrients that grass would otherwise utilize, limiting the ability for grass to provide oxygen, protect waterways and remove pollutants from the air. Weeds such as crabgrass grow in lawns that are stressed or weakened and can have a detrimental effect on the health of a lawn. A properly managed lawn is the best defense for these weeds and diseases. Healthy, well-groomed lawns leave little space for weeds. Occasional overseeding, especially in thinner lawns, also contributes to weed prevention. A persistent weed problem will require extra attention.

7. Fertilization is an important part of landscape maintenance! Proper fertilization is one of the most important things that can be done to ensure grass is healthy and strong enough to fight off threats posed by weeds, pests, and disease. With the vital role fertilizer plays in the health of your lawn, it’s important to minimize guess work and ensure the right fertilizer is applied at the right time, in the right amounts.

Our Balsam Lake Pro-Lawn experts provide a number of care lawn services to improve your lawn, landscape, and home. We will help to extend the enjoyment of your home right into the outdoors, protect your family from health concerns and even increase the value of your home. We see your lawn as outdoor living space, a playground, an investment.

Call us at 715-485-3131 for all of your lawn care needs or visit our website at www.balsamlakeprolawn.com to learn more about our services! Whether you need a spring clean-up, a lawn care assessment, or to be on a regular pre-emergent and fertilization program, our professional lawn care team is here for you!