The region's premier landscape contractor & garden center
2389 S. Highway 33, Driggs, ID
Mon-Sat 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
13 Aug 2020

Snow Removal

Winters in this part of the country are not for the faint of heart, in fact, we can have some of the biggest snowfalls in the lower 48. That’s exactly why snow removal is so important for homes and businesses in the region. Routine driveway plowing and snow shoveling help to ensure safe and clear paths of travel.

The MD service team can handle any size landscape from 20-acre plus private estates to small home gardens. You can feel confident that your landscape will be properly maintained and flourish under MD’s care.

13 Aug 2020

Tree & Shrub Care

It’s important for your trees and shrubs to be maintained each year. To do this we cut out any dead, diseased, or overgrown branches on your trees and shrubs. We offer a wide variety of ornamental, deciduous, and conifer trees and shrubs for any landscaping project as well. So whether you plant it or we do, you can rest assured that the tree and shrub selection you will find are healthy and zoned for the area. We fertilize yearly for healthy trees and shrubs. And deep root feeding delivers nutrients straight to the root zone, keeping the trees and shrubs in tip-top condition.

From simple pest control to heavy duty treatments, we’ll make sure that you’re taken care of. Preventative spray for pine weevil is done in the early spring, and other pesticide treatments are available for specific pests. All pesticides are applied by our certified professionals following standard protocols.

Protecting your valuable trees from big game damage will save money and frustration. We install seasonal fencing around high value trees to prevent damage.

The MD service team can handle any size landscape from 20-acre plus private estates to small home gardens. You can feel confident that your landscape will be properly maintained and flourish under MD’s care.

13 Aug 2020

Power Raking and Aeration

Come early spring our power raking machines will pull up dead grass, which prepares lawns for new growth.

Lawn aeration punches small holes into a lawn allowing for more oxygen and water penetration to the root zone. It helps you maintain a beautiful, green lawn every year. *Aeration is best done in the fall.

The MD service team can handle any size landscape from 20-acre plus private estates to small home gardens. You can feel confident that your landscape will be properly maintained and flourish under MD’s care.

14 Jun 2020

Flower Bed Maintenance

You’ve just purchased hundreds of dollars’ worth of flowers, sweated and toiled to plant everything and now you get to sit back and relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor, right? Well yes, but to get the most out of your plants, routine maintenance will keep your flowers at their best.

Irrigation:
Consistent water is vital to new plants. Hand watering, automatic sprinkler systems, soaker hoses or drip irrigation are all effective. The method you choose will depend on the size of your flower beds and budget. Be sure to check for any excessively dry or soggy spots. Inspect plants regularly when they are new for signs of dryness (crispy, brown leaf tips, wilted foliage) or overwatering (wilting, yellowing leaves). Water needs will vary depending on sun and wind exposure, drainage, and soil quality.

Weed control:
Regular weeding is key in allowing your flowers to thrive. Set aside some time weekly to pull weeds before anything gets out of hand. For tenacious weeds or grasses, some strategic use of herbicides may be warranted. Grass killers, such as Ortho™ Grass Be Gone will kill only grasses, but not desirable plants (the exception would be ornamental grasses and iris). Careful spot spraying with a non-selective herbicide containing glysophate (Killzall™ or Roundup™) can also help with difficult weeds. Pre-Emergent herbicides prevent seeds from germinating. Applied in early summer, pre-emergents can save a lot of time weeding. Organic corn gluten and synthetic pre-emergents like Casaron™ granules help. It is important to note that pre-emergents do not kill existing weeds.
Always read the label and apply the product as directed.

Fertilizer:
Fertilizing your plants will boost the health and appearance of your plants. Granular fertilizers can be applied once or twice a season. Liquid fertilizers can be applied throughout the growing season and are quickly absorbed to provide an immediate boost to your plants. We carry a wide variety of natural and synthetic fertilizers.
Always read the label and apply the product as directed.

Mulch:
Mulch helps retain soil moisture, keeps weeds from germinating, and helps regulate soil temperature. Most mulches we stock are forestry by-products like shredded and chipped bark. Rock or gravel can also be used as mulch, depending on the look you are trying to achieve.

Deadheading:
Deadheading is the process of removing spent flower stalks. Doing this allows the plant to divert its energy from seed production to root and flower formation and helps prolong the bloom time.

Having the right tools for garden maintenance makes the job easier. Find gloves, weeders, pruners, kneeling pads, and more in the tool section of our gift shop.
VIG rewards members receive 15% off tools and gloves.

Need Help?
Our professional maintenance team can help. Contact us for a quote

22 May 2019

Flower Care 101

The flowers you purchase from our greenhouse are used to a warm and humid environment and receive routine care. For success beyond our care, follow these simple steps for beautiful blooms all summer long:
Note: this guide refers to flowering annuals and hanging baskets.
• Be careful not to cook new plants in your car. Take them home straight away or if you have to make stops, park in the shade and keep some windows cracked. At home, keep new plants in a sheltered, shady spot and give them some water if they’re dry or wilted.
• Gradually expose newly purchased plants to the outdoors on a covered porch or in a shady spot out of the wind. This is called hardening off.
• Watch the weather. A few annuals, such as pansies will tolerate freezing temperatures, but most will need to be covered or moved inside if a frost is predicted.
• Plant in high-quality potting mix in a container with drainage holes. If the plants are to be planted in last year’s container, remove all former plant material and refresh with new soil. Adding granular fertilizer to the soil prior to planting will promote continual blooming and healthy root formation. We love Osmocote™ slow release fertilizer.
• Water needs will vary depending on the size and type of container, sun and wind exposure. The soil should never be allowed to dry out. Feel the soil daily to check if it’s dry. Water thoroughly until you can see water coming out of the drainage holes. Depending on sun and wind exposure, annuals may need water up to twice a day.
• Routine removal of spent flowers will encourage more blooming. This is called deadheading. Be sure to remove the entire flower and stem.
• Additional liquid fertilizer (such as Fertilome™ brand Blooming & Rooting) beginning midsummer will maintain lush foliage and continuous blooming.