ISSUE #780 - JUNE 4, 2020
Make it easy on yourself by planting a low maintenance garden. Check out our tips to learn how.
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Designing a Low Maintenance Garden
While we haven't seen too many warm days yet, summer will be here before you know it (we promise!) and when it's 90 degrees in late July, the last thing you'll want to be doing is deadheading in the garden.

By carefully planning your landscape, you'll be able to create a beautiful, low maintenance garden and avoid these undesirable tasks.

We've put together the following tips to help you get started...
Kerry's Tips of the Week
The Ninebark Color Wheel
Physocarpus , commonly called Ninebark, is a four season, native shrub. It was nicknamed Ninebark because of the peeling bark on mature branches that reveals layers of reddish to light brown inner bark. This is especially dramatic in the winter landscape after the foliage has dropped.

Read on to discover why you should consider adding these colorful shrubs to your garden this season...
KERRY ANN MENDEZ  is an award-winning garden educator, author and design consultant based in southern Maine. Her latest book is  The Budget-Wise Gardener .

You'll now find her at Estabrook's in Kennebunk consulting on  garden design , answering your gardening questions and much more.
A Tough Plant for Sunny Spots
If you're looking for perennial that will stand up to heat and drought, Nepeta (or commonly known as Catmint) is a great choice. In fact, these plants are so resilient that they're often planted in high stress areas such as the median strips of busy streets.

Nepeta will thrive in sunny areas and produce blooms all summer in shades of blue and violet. We have a fantastic selection right now at Estabrook's, so it's a great time to visit and add these sturdy plants to your landscape.
Let Us Do the Planting!
Does the idea of adding new trees and shrubs to your landscape sound better than planting them yourself?

Our Planting Service can help! Simply visit Estabrook's, choose your favorite plants and then ask for our Planting Service during checkout - we'll do the rest. We can arrange delivery, make sure your trees and shrubs are planted the right way and get everything off to a great start. Visit our website for full details and pricing.
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