When planting in the garden, a problem people run into is not knowing what plants to use for their yard. We asked our in-house designer, Leah Kay, to give us some ideas when trying to pick out the perfect plant. The first tip she gives is landscape should always be secondary to the architecture of Read More

In Alabama, July and August are the months when yards dry out and die because of the extreme heat of the summer. How do you keep your grass alive and flourishing during this time? We asked our Maintenance Division Manager, Matt Walker, to provide some information on the best way to do this! Matt’s tips Read More

We asked our Landscape Designer, Leah Kay, to give us some insight into some of her favorite trending plants. She told us about one plant that she thinks is under-used and needs more attention. Let’s see what she has to say. “My favorite plant that I keep going back to is distylium. There are lots Read More

As spring is approaching, odds are, you have seen various people and landscape groups pruning around your city. We asked our Maintenance Operations Manager, Adam Holmes, a few questions about pruning. Adam spends time training our team members on various things like pruning every week, so he is the perfect person to answer some of Read More

You may see that pop of color in flower beds throughout your neighborhood in the fall and winter, but how much do you truly know about those lovely blooms? We asked our very own Client Relationship Manager, Taylor Elders, to tell us some fun facts about the beloved annual flower, the pansy! Pansies are planted Read More

There’s a good reason you’ve probably heard of the camellia flower. While native to Asia, the Camellia japonica hails as Alabama’s state flower and is praised for its large, vibrant blossoms. In general, camellias thrive in partial shade and well-drained soil. They can grow into a small tree or large shrub reaching as high as Read More

Blackjack Recap: Before we ring in 2019, our crews will continue leaf removal to make way for pine straw and mulch. You will also notice crews pruning in the next few weeks and spraying weed control throughout December and January. Please contact your Maintenance Account Manager if our men do not take care of these Read More

Are you on track? Take a look to see what the new year holds and make sure we’ve penciled you in.     Pine Straw + Mulch After the first of the year, we’ll begin spreading pine straw and mulch since the bulk of leaves will have fallen. This will continue for several months, so Read More

  David Shaddix is the owner of Maple Valley Nursery, a wholesale growing operation based in Shelby County. Maple Valley Nursery offers landscape companies and retail garden centers a unique and diverse selection of container-grown ornamental and edible shrubs, grasses, and perennials – even carnivorous plants. David has been growing and experimenting with plants for Read More

  1. How long have you been working with Pack’s Nursery? “Pack’s Nursery is a family business. We have 8 family members that work here. My grandfather started the nursery in 1968, so it’s our 50th anniversary this year. Once he started it, my dad and uncle came at different times. I joined after graduating Read More