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Summer Watering Guide: Newly Planted Trees and Shrubs in the Southeast

8/7/2024porMNI Direct
Ensure your newly planted trees and shrubs thrive in the Southeast's scorching summers with MNI Direct's comprehensive watering guide. Learn effective strategies tailored to the hot, humid, and harsh climate, including soil moisture checks, smart watering techniques, and optimal tools like soaker hoses and drip irrigation. Avoid common watering mistakes and ensure long-term plant health with expert tips on proper care and maintenance. Partner with MNI Direct for high-quality plant materials and expert advice to keep your landscape vibrant and flourishing. Contact us for more information!
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Designing with Color: Mastering the Summer Garden with Vibrant Perennials

3/6/2024porMNI Direct

How could your landscaping clients not be impressed by the huge range of summer colors that perennials offer? Picasso himself would be blown away by today’s vibrant options.


Perennials are plants that live for two or more years, so they’re an ideal way to stretch a landscaping budget. Be sure to highlight this fact for your customers so they understand how much long-term value they’re getting from perennials.


Still, there are more layers of benefits and features these plants bring to landscapes. We’ll cover color aspects, texture opportunities, and best use cases for some of MNI Direct’s most popular perennials. 

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Battling Bugs: Top 3 Plant Pests in the Southeast

1/5/2024porMNI Direct

What are three costly and pesky problems for landscaping professionals in the Southeast? Japanese beetles, scale, and ambrosia beetles. 


These three little pests pack a big punch when it comes to the damage they cause in landscapes. But don’t worry. We’re giving you a battle plan to avoid that trouble, aggravation, and costly harm.


Let’s begin with the Japanese beetle, which plants to worry about, and when.

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Shade Lovers: Top 5 Shade-Friendly Plants in the Southeast

1/4/2024porMNI Direct
Discover the Top 5 Shade-Friendly Plants in the Southeast with MNI Direct. From vibrant Camellia japonica to graceful Cornus florida, find solutions for shady landscapes. Learn maintenance tips and styling suggestions to create stunning low-light gardens. Order now at exclusive contractor prices!

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5 Drought-Tolerant Shrubs with Serious Survival Skills

8/3/2024porMNI Direct
One of the biggest concerns for landscape contractors and designers is having to replace plants that die off. After all, no landscaping business wants unhappy clients. Plus, replacing plants can cost your business time and money and wreak havoc on your schedule.

To prevent those issues, we’re going to review five fantastic shrubs that are incredibly drought-tolerant. Being able to thrive in super-dry conditions is just the tip of the iceberg with these amazing plants, though.
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4 Tips to Keep Your Clients Satisfied After a New Landscape Installation

19/2/2024porMNI Direct

As a landscape contractor or designer, your work doesn't end when the plant goes into the ground – it's just the beginning. And while the initial planting may be the simplest task, the true challenge lies in ensuring the plant thrives in its new environment.

After installation, the responsibilities like watering the plants may shift to the client. Providing them with the necessary landscape knowledge is essential for their success in maintaining your design. By arming them with the right tools and guidance, you ensure the continued beauty and health of the landscape.

Here are the top four tips that you should use to keep your clients satisfied after a new landscape installation. 
Más información

5 Signs of a Dying Tree That You Shouldn't Ignore

8/1/2024porMNI Direct
Trees are more than just aesthetic elements in our landscapes; they're vital to our environment and valuable assets to our properties. However, like any living being, trees can also suffer from decline and disease. 

Follow along as we explore five critical signs of tree distress, ranging from root disturbances to canopy issues so you can understand the importance of timely intervention for the health and safety of your trees. 

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4 Tips to Avoid Frost and Freeze Damage on New Plantings

21/12/2023porMNI Direct

As a landscape designer or contractor, the colder months present a unique set of challenges that revolve around working with, or often against, the chilly climate. 

This period is crucial, particularly when it involves safeguarding your new plantings from the harsh realities of frost and freeze conditions. Ensuring the survival and thriving of these plantings through the winter is not just a task—it's an essential part of your commitment to your clients and the landscapes you create.


We've put together four essential tips to help you tackle frost and freeze damage in new plantings, ensuring your plants thrive under your expert care!

Más información

A Landscaper’s Guide: How to Plant and Transplant Trees this Fall in Atlanta Georgia

18/11/2022porMNI Direct
Fall is the perfect time to plant or transplant trees in Atlanta, Georgia. The cooler temperatures and increased rainfall create ideal conditions for trees to establish themselves. Follow our expert tips to successfully plant or transplant trees in Atlanta this fall!
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Blog

Summer Watering Guide: Newly Planted Trees and Shrubs in the Southeast

8/7/2024porMNI Direct
Ensure your newly planted trees and shrubs thrive in the Southeast's scorching summers with MNI Direct's comprehensive watering guide. Learn effective strategies tailored to the hot, humid, and harsh climate, including soil moisture checks, smart watering techniques, and optimal tools like soaker hoses and drip irrigation. Avoid common watering mistakes and ensure long-term plant health with expert tips on proper care and maintenance. Partner with MNI Direct for high-quality plant materials and expert advice to keep your landscape vibrant and flourishing. Contact us for more information!
Más información

Designing with Color: Mastering the Summer Garden with Vibrant Perennials

3/6/2024porMNI Direct

How could your landscaping clients not be impressed by the huge range of summer colors that perennials offer? Picasso himself would be blown away by today’s vibrant options.


Perennials are plants that live for two or more years, so they’re an ideal way to stretch a landscaping budget. Be sure to highlight this fact for your customers so they understand how much long-term value they’re getting from perennials.


Still, there are more layers of benefits and features these plants bring to landscapes. We’ll cover color aspects, texture opportunities, and best use cases for some of MNI Direct’s most popular perennials. 

Más información

Battling Bugs: Top 3 Plant Pests in the Southeast

1/5/2024porMNI Direct

What are three costly and pesky problems for landscaping professionals in the Southeast? Japanese beetles, scale, and ambrosia beetles. 


These three little pests pack a big punch when it comes to the damage they cause in landscapes. But don’t worry. We’re giving you a battle plan to avoid that trouble, aggravation, and costly harm.


Let’s begin with the Japanese beetle, which plants to worry about, and when.

Más información

Shade Lovers: Top 5 Shade-Friendly Plants in the Southeast

1/4/2024porMNI Direct
Discover the Top 5 Shade-Friendly Plants in the Southeast with MNI Direct. From vibrant Camellia japonica to graceful Cornus florida, find solutions for shady landscapes. Learn maintenance tips and styling suggestions to create stunning low-light gardens. Order now at exclusive contractor prices!

Más información

5 Drought-Tolerant Shrubs with Serious Survival Skills

8/3/2024porMNI Direct
One of the biggest concerns for landscape contractors and designers is having to replace plants that die off. After all, no landscaping business wants unhappy clients. Plus, replacing plants can cost your business time and money and wreak havoc on your schedule.

To prevent those issues, we’re going to review five fantastic shrubs that are incredibly drought-tolerant. Being able to thrive in super-dry conditions is just the tip of the iceberg with these amazing plants, though.
Más información

4 Tips to Keep Your Clients Satisfied After a New Landscape Installation

19/2/2024porMNI Direct

As a landscape contractor or designer, your work doesn't end when the plant goes into the ground – it's just the beginning. And while the initial planting may be the simplest task, the true challenge lies in ensuring the plant thrives in its new environment.

After installation, the responsibilities like watering the plants may shift to the client. Providing them with the necessary landscape knowledge is essential for their success in maintaining your design. By arming them with the right tools and guidance, you ensure the continued beauty and health of the landscape.

Here are the top four tips that you should use to keep your clients satisfied after a new landscape installation. 
Más información

5 Signs of a Dying Tree That You Shouldn't Ignore

8/1/2024porMNI Direct
Trees are more than just aesthetic elements in our landscapes; they're vital to our environment and valuable assets to our properties. However, like any living being, trees can also suffer from decline and disease. 

Follow along as we explore five critical signs of tree distress, ranging from root disturbances to canopy issues so you can understand the importance of timely intervention for the health and safety of your trees. 

Más información

4 Tips to Avoid Frost and Freeze Damage on New Plantings

21/12/2023porMNI Direct

As a landscape designer or contractor, the colder months present a unique set of challenges that revolve around working with, or often against, the chilly climate. 

This period is crucial, particularly when it involves safeguarding your new plantings from the harsh realities of frost and freeze conditions. Ensuring the survival and thriving of these plantings through the winter is not just a task—it's an essential part of your commitment to your clients and the landscapes you create.


We've put together four essential tips to help you tackle frost and freeze damage in new plantings, ensuring your plants thrive under your expert care!

Más información

A Landscaper’s Guide: How to Plant and Transplant Trees this Fall in Atlanta Georgia

18/11/2022porMNI Direct
Fall is the perfect time to plant or transplant trees in Atlanta, Georgia. The cooler temperatures and increased rainfall create ideal conditions for trees to establish themselves. Follow our expert tips to successfully plant or transplant trees in Atlanta this fall!
Más información