No matter how ambitious your design, or how small your garden area is, we can help identify your needs, answer your questions, and solve your problems. Desiree Gardens can provide everything from a friendly chat through a phone consultation, all the way to a full set of plans and itemized list of plants along with a schedule. In addition, if you are located in the North Texas area Desiree Gardens can provide plants, materials, hardscaping, and the labor to install the garden of your dreams.
We can provide:
- Phone or Zoom consultations
- In person consultations in North Texas
- Design services
- Maintenance on a regular schedule
All of Our Services
Bring life into any space by adding plants from Desiree Gardens. We can provide potted plants for office and businesses, house staging, conventions and trade shows, photo shoots, weddings and special events. Our plant rental services can help you create an inviting indoor space in your office, or a relaxing environment for your customers at your place of business. With plant rentals from Desiree Gardens, we provide the plants and the feeding, care, and maintenance that plant requires. If your plant gets sick or dies while renting from Desiree Gardens, we’ll replace it at no additional charge. Even if you have existing office plants, ask us about our office plant care services. Whether you need the constant color of rotating annuals, lush tropicals and succulents, a nice selection of hanging baskets, or simple accent ferns or ficus trees, we can provide what you need.
The summer heat is definitely here, and adequate watering is more important than ever! If you haven’t already, it’s definitely time to adjust the watering schedule on your irrigation system. Deep waterings are one of the best ways to keep your plants happy, but if you have a clay soil you can’t just dump all that water all at once as the soil won’t absorb it. Instead you’ll have excessive runoff onto your driveway, sidewalks, and the street. All that wasted water! Instead, set up each zone to water in multiple short intervals. Instead of one long 30-minute watering session, set up your clay soil zones to do three 10-minute waterings separated by 10-minute “rest” sessions to give the soil time to absorb the water. On the other hand, if you have sandy soil, or a sandy loam (more common on the far western side of the DFW metroples in…
The growing season is running full steam ahead here at Desiree Gardens! That means there is a LOT going on right now. If you haven’t started already, now is the time to prune your wisteria and other spring blooming vines or shrubs. Do not wait until late summer or fall! The buds for next spring’s blooms will set through out the late summer and fall, and if you wait to prune you won’t have any flowers come next spring. It’s also time to prune any shade trees you have, except for oaks. For other species, any low hanging branches should be cut back now and it is a fine time to prune sucker growth on the interior of the canopy. If you have oaks that need trimming, just be patient. Mid to late summer is the best time to prune your oak trees to in order to minimize the chances…
The summer heat is here, and the weather man is forecasting nothing but highs in the 90s and 100s for weeks to come. Things start to seriously heat up in May, but it’s still the perfect time to plant certain crops. There are a variety of vegetables that need warm soil and grow very quickly that are perfect to plant in warmer weather. Beans, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes all grow very quickly and prefer warm weather. This is the perfect time to set up a trellis in your raised beds and start your seedlings. All of these prefer well drained soil and regular watering, so if you don’t get frequent summer showers you’ll need to water your crops early in the morning. Tomatoes might tend to go dormant in the searing heat of late July and August, but you can look forward to another crop as the temperatures cool…
One of the more frustrating things for any gardener is when they venture outside to the garden only to find voracious insects devouring the product of their hard work! What can you do about these tiny critters without resorting to poisons or insecticides and other harmful chemicals? First, identify whether the insects are truly harmful or not. Some caterpillars for example will strip a fennel or passion vine bare within just a few days. Most of these caterpillars have very specific tastes however and will soon transform into beautiful butterflies. Pollinators like butterflies are critical to the success of any garden. Sometimes it’s better to take a little hit and have fennel, or passion vine that looks denuded for a bit just to gain the benefits that these beautiful winged creatures provide. Another alternative is to plant, or allow to grow, other plants like milkweed. In a natural meadow-like lawn,…