News  |  January 25th, 2016

New Year’s Resolution

Nursery Yard

The New Year comes with hopes of it being the best year yet! Gyms are overloaded, planners are purchased and there is an excitement in the air. New beginnings are exciting, but they can also be a little scary – especially if you aren’t an expert in the area you are trying to improve in. If one of your New Year resolutions is to finally have the garden you have always wanted, we would love to help!

At Kinghorn, we are staying true to our promise of sound horticulture and responsible design. In addition we have made a New Year’s resolutions of our own! Our goal in 2016 is to be more value centered to make the biggest impact in your space with long term outcomes in mind.

One of many ways we are implementing this resolution is in our nursery yard. Some of our trees will now be temporarily grown in irrigated beds of gravel. The gravel beds can allow for trees to be grown at any time during the season and encourage amazing root structure.

Gravel Bed Roots

Gravel beds are becoming more and more popular because of their high success rate.  The trees benefit because they are growing a higher ratio of roots to top growth. The roots have space to spread out unlike the circling roots of a container tree, and are never chopped, like a B&B. We can plant these trees bare root in local soil and they transplant with less stress. Thus we are able to minimize our cost (which minimizes your cost!) while giving you an even better product! WIN WIN WIN.

You probably know by now that the Purple Polos kind of nerd-out about plants. If you just zoned out while we explained our new tree-growing system, all you need to know is that exciting things are in store for 2016 at Kinghorn! Thank you all for you support and business. We wish you a very happy New Year!



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