Great Gardens


Join our team of expert landscapers and horticulturists as we explore exciting new gardening trends, uncover tips and tricks for beautiful yards, learn how to help pollinators in our community, and discover what’s happening at the Garden Center! These helpful, easy-to-read articles are great way to get inspired for your own garden and yard and include detailed information on how to maintain plants, help the environment, and keep up with what’s happening here at Sargent’s. Visit whenever you’d like or sign up to get notified when new articles come out!

Improving your Soil with Compost

When should I add compost? If you have flower or veggie gardens that haven’t been producing strong plants with great foliage, prolific flowers, or good harvests, then it may be time to amend your soil with compost from [...]

May 3, 2022|

Winter Pruning

It's cold out in our area right now, so jumping outside to do yard work probably isn't front of mind for most folks, but Winter is actually a great time of year to prune many trees and shrubs. Pruning has [...]

February 2, 2022|

Enjoying Winter in the Garden

Allium, dogwood, and native grasses give beauty to all seasons… When we plant, we love to plant with all seasons in mind. The first growth in spring is exciting and green, the colors of flowers and foliage in the summer [...]

December 21, 2021|

Cold weather Yard and Garden Prep

October 21, 2021 Protecting Houseplants & Annuals Widespread frost is likely for the next few nights, as temperatures fall into the 30s in Red Wing, so that means it's time to get serious about cold weather prep! If you happen to have [...]

October 21, 2021|

October Lilacs? Why are these blooming now?

We've had several curious folks reach out to us and ask why the lilacs near the middle school are blooming now... After all, it's October and lilacs bloom in May in Minnesota! So what's going on here? Because of the [...]

October 1, 2021|

Care Tip: Preparing Boxwoods for Winter

We love Boxwoods. They are wonderful landscape shrubs that are deer-resistant, easy to care for, and stay green all winter long.  Anything that can bring color to home landscapes during the bleakest of winters is okay with us!  While Boxwoods [...]

September 27, 2021|

Garlic | Planting in the Fall

Hardneck garlic bulbs are now back in stock! We have two varieties: Music and German Hardy.   Music German Red Italian variety was brought back to Canada by Al Music in the 1980s from his homeland. Bright white bulbs with [...]

September 24, 2021|



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