29th Annual Manhattan Area Garden Tour
Visit six residential gardens as well as the Gardens at Kansas State University.
June 11, 2017 1-5p
Advance tickets $8.00 starting May 8 at Riley County Extension office
and May 22 at local garden centers.
Tickets are $10 the day of the tour and may be purchased at the Gardens at Kansas State University.
Sponsored by Riley County Extension Master Gardeners.
For information, contact Riley County Extension Office, 785 537 6350.
28th Annual Garden Tour
June 5, 2016 1-5p
Advance tickets $8.00 starting May 1 at Riley County Extension office
and May 16 at local garden centers.
Tickets are $10 the day of the tour and may be purchased at KSU Gardens.
Sponsored by Riley County Extension Master Gardeners.
- Do you enjoy quality landscape?
- Do you have proficient computer skills?
- Do you want a flexible job?
- Allowing you flexibility in your schedule
- Or maybe you need flexibility with your kid's schedule?
We are looking for you! The design assistant position we have is right up your alley. The hours are flexible, 20-25 most weeks during our busier time of the year (March-October/November). Fewer hours over the winter or maybe even take the winter off? You would be assisting our designer/salespeople in putting together our landscape presentations and creating the beautiful landscape designs we show our clients. We will teach the right person to operate our computer program. Don't want to be stuck inside on those beautiful spring days? Don't worry; you will get to visit some of the properties we will be designing.
Learn new plants. Learn a new program. Learn about what we do!
Interested? Send a brief introduction about yourself and your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org
COME GROW WITH US! Rothwell Landscape, Inc. is a growing company with great opportunities. We are looking for individuals who currently work outside, enjoy the outdoors and have good work ethic.
- Are you looking for more that just a job? Are you looking for a long-term and secure career?
- We will train the right person.
- It's a rewarding career, seeing your hard work come to fruition.
- Do you know someone who fits this criteria? Please share this opportunity!
The Master Gardener Programs 27th Annual Garden Tour is soon approaching. It is a great opportunity to see what your neighbors in the Manhattan area are doing in their landscapes. Get ideas, inspiration or just check out some really cool plants and hardscape.
The tour is June 7, 2015 -- 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Advance tickets $8.00 at local garden centers and Riley County Extension office
Fall is often a time for a little slow down. The summer has ended and the kids are back in school. Football games have started and the weather actually is allowing for some nice time outdoors. However, the landscape doesn't have to take a back seat in the fall. Below are a couple of tasks to do this fall that will pay dividends in the future.
- FERTILIZE THE TURF: Fertilization of the turf in the fall may just be the most important step to creating and maintaining a healthy lawn. The fertilizer now will help strengthen the root system and provide valuable resources the turf can use next spring.
- AERATE THE TURF: Aeration is a process of removing plugs from the top surface of the soil removing some of the potential thatch buildup and allowing more oxygen to the roots of the grass. Another potential benefit of aeration is the relief of compacted soil.
- PLANT A TREE: Surprised? The fall is a great time to be planting because even as the leaves drop and winter sets in, the roots are still active. This allows the tree a head start on next year's growing season. Just remember to give it some water during the winter.
- PLAN FOR NEXT YEAR: Maybe this fall is still too busy to get out in the landscape and actually do anything and that's ok. But take some photos or jot some notes down now of what you would like to see next year. Why now? Because in the late winter or early spring you may forget that the bare spot that looks like it needs a new shrub in the spring may have had the branches from the neighboring plant creeping into the space which will cause problems for both plants.
If you need any help getting some of the tasks fit into your busy schedule or want to start getting a jump start on next year's plan please feel free to give us a call at 785-539-1799.
So you've taken inventory of your property and maybe it has seen better days and needs a little help. Maybe you are debating hoping in the pickup truck and heading down to the big box store, picking up some plants on sale, and doing it yourself. Before you grab those keys and put the shovel in the ground I invite you review these four reasons to hire a landscape professional:
1. Landscape is what they love - Who better to give advice of what tree to accent your home or how to layout the patio and landscape for your lifestyle than someone who loves doing it? When you have someone that is passionate about plants and helping people find tremendous enjoyment from being outside the possibilities are endless.
2. Landscaping is what they know - Have you ever tried to ask the clerk at the big box store if that Hosta will grow in full sun and get an answer without them looking at the tag? Chances are slim. Most landscape designers have actually earned a bachelor's degree in horticulture and know plants like the back of their hand. So why would you gamble on the plant tags and possibly lose your investment? And if you're wondering, that Hosta probably won't do well in the full sun.
3. They've seen it all - Well maybe not it all but we have seen a lot and your situation may not be as unique or difficult as you think. The designers see multiple properties a day and help hundreds of homeowners just like you, and probably even your neighbor, solve theirs landscape issues with as little drama as possible.
4. They do all the hard work - Let's face it, landscape work is hard! The ground almost seems likes it pushes back when you try to dig a hole. Why not let a group of professionals come through and tackle that multiple weekend project in just a couple of days. You can save the ibuprofen and massage for another time. Better yet, get the massage anyways!
Finally we are enjoying some beautiful, warm weather—do you plan on spending a lot of time outside this summer? Relaxing outside with a cold drink after a long day at the office and hosting a bar-b-que on the weekends?
Your backyard can be a good space to do that but why not make it a great space by creating an outdoor living room? Many people wish they had more privacy in their backyard. There’s nothing worse than going out onto your deck and having to share every moment with your neighbor next door as you look over at them. Create privacy in your backyard with landscaping.
You can accomplish this using softscaping with shrubs, trees and flowers. Using a combination and layering of these plants will give you a natural screen with year round interest.
Hardscaping with sitting walls and paver patios can give you a place to sit and enjoy. Adding fire pits, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and pergolas finish it off, giving you a functional, private and beautiful outdoor space you can refer to as your “Outdoor Living Room”.
Check out some of the cool backyards we have done…