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"Classic Nursery & Landscape Co exceeded our expectations! We hired them for our backyard, it was just a sloped dirt hill and we wanted it leveled & have half lawn/half pavement put in for our toddler son to play. We didn't think it was possible but OMG, they did such a fabulous job. It looks gorgeous!!! The crew, led by Hugo were Eric, Omar, Jose & Carlos and they worked so hard each day. They even cleaned up after themselves each day including the street, our neighbors took notice. Alan, the owner was so professional, flexible & accommodating and was really good to work with, very personable and nice. He had great ideas and gave suggestions and opinions where needed. We had our walk-thru yesterday and he jotted down a few minor things that they'd take care of. He even bought a bag of gifts like hose, garden book, etc. and marked down the pages of the plantings that we have to well maintain them. Who does that? No contractors have ever done that - so professional! We noticed how Alan stopped by occasionally to make sure everything is going smoothly. He also had suggestions on where to place certain plants/trees so they wouldn't get too much sun. We were so pleased with the finished work, we decided to hire them for our front yard as well. With a major project like what we had, it was risky but Classic Nursery proved they were trustworthy and indeed the BEST landscaping company around (as voted in magazines & websites). THANK YOU Alan & Crew!!"

- View Ridge project (2018)
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Tips for December

Nursery Hours:

Friday-Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm

The Nursery will be closed for the winter from December 17th - January 17th
Nursery will reopen January 18th and be open Friday-Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm

General Tips

With most, if not all the leaves finally off the trees, it's time to clean out gutters and treat the roof for moss. Consider a natural Moss Killer from Saint Gabriel Organics. Perennials, Annuals and Vegetables.

Dreaming ahead to next year's vegetable garden? Classic Nursery is proud to carry Irish Eyes organic vegetable and herb seeds to our offerings next year!(arriving mid-January) Well-known for their quality seeds, this Washington company will be a welcome addition to our variety of locally sourced merchandise.

If you are looking for something special, we would be happy to customize our order to include our subscribers’ favorites. For bulbs in the ground, keep an eye on them -- if any start to rise to the surface of the soil in the fluctuating temperatures, just gently push them back into place and mulch. Empty the soil out of containers that held annuals so that the wet soil doesn’t freeze and potentially crack your pots. Alternately, you can put the pots in an unheated basement or garage that stays above freezing.

Lawn Care: Clean off any leaves that remain on your lawn. Use the leaves to mulch
your garden beds or bag them up and insulate any pots left outside. Keep an eye on creeping buttercup and other spreading weeds. Edging the boundary between lawn and garden now will save twice the effort
next year.

Trees, Shrubs and Fruit: December is a month when most of us turn our attention toward indooractivities. Other than hanging Christmas lights on our houses, we spend most of our time indoors, hustling around to prepare for holiday celebrations. The garden can be a great help in those preparations. A few branches of Cedar or Pine lend their softness and wintery scent to a cozy living room. Add a few sprigs of holly and rosehips and you've got a colorful decoration, made even better when it comes from your own yard. Take cuttings from plants that can afford to be pruned a bit, being sure to step back and observe the plant between cuttings to avoid creating bald spots.

If you are getting a living Christmas tree this year, remember not to keep it inside for more than a week! Our warm and dry houses are nice for humans and our animals, but not so nice for trees. Wait any longer and you risk the tree breaking its dormancy, which may ultimately cause it to die. While they’re in the house, water them with ice cubes, keeping the root ball cool and moist. Also, it's a good idea to decide where you are going to plant it and prepare the hole ahead of time in case the weather turns nasty.

Special Winter notes

In the event of heavy snowfall this Winter season it would be a good idea to gently tap off the extra snow on tree branches, especially if they are starting to droop pretty close to the ground. A little bit of snow actually insulates trees and shrubs (think igloo) from harsh artic winds that we can sometimes get during the Winter. If you have a hedge of Arborvitae you will have to make sure that the heavy snow and ice do not splay the trees, so keep these shaken regularly to keep their proper shape.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Classic Nursery and Landscape Company!