All Episodes

March 23, 2024 49 mins
Mark as Played
Transcript

Episode Transcript

Available transcripts are automatically generated. Complete accuracy is not guaranteed.
(00:00):
It's the Classic Gardens and Landscape shovelon the head ready and when you want
show up plants and grass to growtwo percent. Chris, Chris and Chris
No, Chris knows in, chrisnosin, chrisnos in, Chris knows in,

(00:21):
Chris knows it. Chris snows inSure, Chris snows in. Chris
knows. And now you're a host. Chris Joyner and Chris Keith, Good
morning, Welcome the Classic Gardens andLandscape shoe and Doug E r C.
I'm Chris Keith, I'm Chris Joyneron this bright and beautiful sunshiny day.

(00:42):
Yeah ah, my glass is completelyfull this time here. Ain't nothing halfway
about me. And then the reasonI say that is because I'm sitting here
looking at our Classic Gardens and LandscapeFacebook page and I didn't. I didn't
make it back to the garden Centeryesterday. I left it like I left
it like eight am, and Ihammered down and man, I was doing

(01:03):
long cair bids. I was treatingpeople that have signed up for long care
because we like, for example,we were doing some off of signed up
a couple off of one fifty downlike Lake Cyrus Hoover met Area. Well,
my guys have already ran that route, but like, I know how
important it is that we get thatpre mergent down, so I make I

(01:25):
make sure that I fit you know, new clients into our schedule to make
sure that we get stuff down atthe right time. So between doing long
care bids, between treating new signups and then following up on yards that
you know had issues last last fallwith watering issues or insect or disease issues,

(01:45):
I'm very proactive when it comes tostaying on top of our yards.
It got to be about four pointthirty and I was like, Lee,
I ain't gonna make it back tothe garden center by the time we close,
so I didn't get to see allthe bedding plants in the vegetables in
the baskets and that am brought in. You had like seven racks and stuff.

(02:06):
Yeah, baby, So that's it'sa bright and beautiful day around Classic
Gardens. Now, we are notopen on weekends. Classic Gardens and Landscape
is open Monday through Friday eight tofive, closed on Saturday and Sunday.
But uh man, she got insome pretty plants. Just looking through here,
tons of vegetables I see peppers,I see a bunch of tomatoes.

(02:27):
I see some herbs that looks likebasil right there. And I love some
basil, man I can. Ican do that in pasta and on fish
and everything. I love some basil, geraniums, kalladiums. What's that?
That's a fusia, Yeah, fusia. There's some petunias. What are those?
Those are like some kind of gerberdaisy, dolly dahlia. Those are

(02:47):
pretty plants. Anyway, that's justthat's just what she took pictures of.
And those are still on racks.So we're freaking fully stocked here at the
Garden Center, eighteen fifty five CarsonRoad. Come see us Monday through Friday,
eight to five. I tell you, if you want to call us
on the radio show, you can. It's two five four three nine nine

(03:08):
three seven to two. It's timeto fertilize your shrubs. Yes, sir,
you know here we are mid midMarch. So if you hadn't,
you know, took regardless of whatkind of rose bush you got, a
blind man could come on near pruninga rose, then you neglecting it,

(03:28):
not prunting it at all. Sonow it's time to perform crape murder on
your rose bushes. That's right.Go in there with some loppers, whack
them down and rack them down.There is the wrong way to do it,
man, We give you permission todo it on your rose bushes.
We frown on it on your crateman, that's right. Then we'll call
it a knockout rose murder. It'sreally and you know, we talk about

(03:52):
it a lot, Chris Keith,because you'll see people that'll have a knockout
rose that's like six feet tall andthey'll prune it, but they'll prune it
down too, like three feet tall, and so that bottom three feet will
be like big old gnarly woody caneswith big thorns, and it'll be just
about you know, bears a humanbeing when they're born, because you know,

(04:12):
just no leaves on it. Andpeople, I think, get a
little hesitant or maybe a little scared. Well, man, I've taken I've
taken knockout roads and cut a flushto the dad gun ground. Oh yeah,
and they flush and they come backout. Now, I cut mine,
I guess kind of. I cutmine way early, right, so
like I'll chop mine back around,like I don't know, Thanksgiving, because

(04:34):
I do a lot of Christmas decoratingin that particular area. Well, mine
are already probably I don't know,already a foot and a half tall,
look like a brand new plant.Yeah, but years they look good,
they do. And I'll usually cutmine right around Thanksgiving because that's when I
start putting, wrapping everything with lights. But uh, yeah, man,
you just scared. Looks like herecontorted Filbert is coming out? You like

(04:58):
that? Yes, I love that. You don't see very many of those.
You never had to hear anybody callit a contorted field. Brother Harry
Lowder's walking stick. Yeah, it'sa neat, it's conversation piece, it
is. You know, we're startingto butt out, that's uh, you
know. And y'all just finished ajob down there on our favorite crew,
Crew twenty eight. Uh man,mister yeats. But we're not done with

(05:20):
it yet. Really well, technically, yesterday we went over and we put
you know, we're looking at theskies all day thinking any minute the bottom's
gonna fall out, and it justnever did, never showing up. So
we put in. We put ina couple of nice walls. We'll be
taking pictures of this probably and puttingit on our on our Facebook page.

(05:43):
We're probably gonna wait a couple ofthree weeks so and let the grass green
up in the cracks. But basically, it's a big patio that has like
two foot wide pavers in it,and they're laid diagonal, and there's an
upper wall and a bottom wall,so you got a three foot wall up
here, you know, bottom walldown here, and the patio is twenty
four foot by twenty four foot,give or take. And it's got grass

(06:10):
laid in the diagonals, in thein the conk in the big pavers and
uh, grass laid up the edgeof it or whatever. We got a
little bit more clean up to doover there. We're gonna put a little
red rock. There's an area inbetween it, and he's having this uh
it's called like a chic fence orsomething like that. It's like some kind

(06:31):
of expensive metal fence put mean,anyways, he's having that stuff put up
as we're doing this job. Anduh, we've got a bunch of red
rock that's going in between our lowerwall in that fence. And then we've
got a little seating and strawing todo and a little clean up to do,
just put the spit shine in thewhole thing. Yep, getting it
all finished, finished, And wewere over there messing with it yesterday and

(06:56):
got pretty much the brunt of itdone. We just got a little bit
more clean up to do. TheRudd. This is the third job we've
done for him. You can't misshim as in Crestwood, right on Crestwood
Boulevard, just above the filling station. And we built a huge wall for
him back a couple of years ago, and then we followed it up,
came around the block and planted abunch of big hollies and big green giant

(07:21):
arborvidas and just a like more orless a privacy screen. Now he's having
a big black aluminum fence put allthe way around there so he'll have like
a fortress by the times. Anduh, Rudd's pretty cool at good little,
good little spot. Yeah, he'sgot a he got a nice We

(07:42):
really has a lot of property.Is big enough for a whole nother house,
you know, up on top ofthe hill up there, and uh,
but yeah, we're finishing that upfor him. Uh. We went
to mister Jones's. He's over inDeerfoot Crossings that was the first of the
week, and he had some erosionissues and uh, some just you know,

(08:03):
where water's running and just washing rutsand stuff like that. And we
went in there and built a bigberm so the water would run where we
wanted to run. And then sawthat it was e fifty two zoys you
put putting new uh put good topsailein there, partly racked it out and
cleaned that up. He had anotherarea that the whole backyard of Bermuda.

(08:24):
And you know, he's got justlike everybody, you got a you got
a porch that jud's out in aspot or whatever. And there's a corner
right there that doesn't get sun.So you know, a spot where forty
pieces of sid just turns the mud, you know, and it gets enough
sun for zoys. You it justdoesn't get enough sun for Bermuda. So

(08:45):
went in there and patched in acouple of spots like that and little problem
areas, went in and dug alittle swell more or less a ditch and
filled it full of rip wrap goingoff the backside of the hill. So
it wouldn't just be an old,old trench that was washed out by God.
Now it's this line. Did thatthe first of the week. That
was one day job, and thenleft from there and went to mister Lawrence's

(09:13):
and he's over kind of in yourold area where you grew up, Chris,
right around the corner like Banks HighSchool up behind there. We did
everything over there, pipped all hisdown spouts to the road, so one
hundred and fifty foot of downspouts,pipped that to the road, put in
three zones of irrigation on his lawn, z on a drip for his shrubs

(09:39):
and new lawn, new shrubs,everything, And we were there three days
and that pretty much wrapped up.We're over Rudge yesterday doing that clean up
and all that. So that's kindof where we've been we but yeah,
it's kind of a revitalization area rightthere of uh of East Lake that's going

(10:03):
on. Yeah, my brother stilllives in the neighborhood by Wilson's Chapel Methodist
Church and I try. I stilldrive through there a good bit and it's
nice to see that that's a littlegem in the kind of in the in
the city on the outskirts of Birmingham. Yeahed real cool, real cool area
out about it. And that's mymy old stombing ground're talking about Banks Banks
Middle School. My brother went there. Now my parents, most of my

(10:26):
family went to either like Banks orWoodlawn High School. My brother went to
Banks when it was a middle school. But I remember they had the old
jet up on top of there.And when I first started driving, there's
Thrill Hill and you get to thetop of you get some airtime going off
that hill. You get the topof Thrill Hill right there, and you

(10:48):
bust. I mean as soon asyou get the crib, you take a
left right which way you're coming fastto right right there at the top of
the hill. And that's where wewere working. I know exactly what you're
talking about. His grandparents lived upin there. Said, back in the
thirties, they bought your house,this nice brick house, you know,
it's probably twenty five hundred square footand that with a full basement and everything.

(11:11):
Bought their house brand new, thirtytwo thousand dollars, how about that,
and things ain't the same anymore.They sold the house back I guess
fifteen years ago or something like that, maybe twenty years ago, and they
sold it for ninety eight thousand.Yeah, and then they moved in a
little, a little crummy garden homeover Crason Valley and it was about one
hundred and ten thousand. So nowthose garden homes are probably two hundred times.

(11:37):
Man, it's just crazy the waythings went up. That sure enough
are. But yeah, they hadeverything's going on in the yard right now,
I mean literally mow your grass.I couldn't stress that enough. Right
now. Man, You go bypeople's yards and they just if they're not
having their yard treated. Man,they are ugly. That's true. I

(11:58):
mean ugly. We were all.I had two Jordan and Michael to my
long hair technicians. We were downtreating shrubs and we all rode together just
because you know spring and we've talkedabout this before, and Chris, we'll
probably just we'll go ahead and takethat break and we'll talk a little bit
more about lawns in spring. Let'sline up some and call back our number.

(12:18):
If you want to give us acall and ask us a gardening question,
you can do it. It's twoO five four three nine nine three
seven two. Again, that's twoO five four three nine nine three seven
two. If you need to setup the point for long cair landscaping,
irrigation, night lighting. If youneed a patio or a taina wall,
if you need forest mulching, giveus a call eight five four four thousand

(12:41):
and five. I don't care.If you call a day, you're gonna
get the answer machine. But Ican tell you Ginny and them and they'll
call you back Monday. Or youcan give us a call Monday. Whatever
you want to do, go aheadand get those set up and we'll we'll
be right back on Classic Gardens ofLandscape Show. It's the Classic Gardens and
Landscape Show. Get advice from twoof the South's premier plaid guys, Chris

(13:05):
Joiner and Chris Keith on the ClassicGardens and Landscape Show. Green Houge Insurance
protects everything I own, from businessto personal. Greenhouge Insurance takes care of
me under one giant umbrella. Withall the rising costs, it's nice to
know there's one part of my businesswhere my costs are reduced year after year,

(13:26):
and that is with Green Houch Insurance. Even though I've had countless claims
from tornadoes to demolished trucks, myrates continue to go down. Russell Greenhaugen
Family can take care of your insuranceneeds from your home and your cars to
your boats and your four wheelers.They can ensure your business both in state
and out of state. I don'tknow about you, but to me,

(13:48):
one of the most frustrating things thatcan happen is to call a business and
get a machine that would never happenat green Houje, where the phone is
always answered by a live person witha happy attitude. Green Houtch Insurance has
been taking care of my insurance needsfor a long time and they can take
care of yours. Just call Russellgreen Hoouch at nine sixty seven eighty eight

(14:11):
hundred, that's nine six seven eightyeight hundred today and tell them that Mike
Senter grub killer, stump killer,ins the killer, weed killer, long
food, pesetable food, tree food, flower food, in secticide, pun
decide, my decide, pesticide,Classic gardens and fertile lom has it all,

(14:33):
Mark motspeed, gravel top say pinestalls alias fruit tree, shade,
tree, shrubbery, pottery, potting, saw tomatos, roses, classic gardens,
has it all? Landscape, greene, irrigation, not lighting, long
care, fertilization, we controlling,sick control, liming, radio show,
TV show, keeping you in theNodle Classic Gardens does it all? You're
right, we do all that stuffand if you need any of that,

(14:54):
you call us. At eight fivefour, four thousand and five. What
was we talking about when we weretalking about lawns and but before we go
on talking about lawns, I dowant to say that our garden center,
baby, ah, yeah, itis getting fully stocked. It's luck.
And had some people coming in overthe weekend from Mission Lansing, Michigan,

(15:16):
from Memphis and from Gadston getting alltheir supplies for their tomato kids. Now
that's some that's impressive right there.You got somebody driving from Michigan. I'm
assuming they probably had family down here. They make us, they make a
visit in the spring to visit family, but they pick up all their tomato
supplies from here. So every wegot everything in stock for your tomato program.
Three hundred pounds of tomato in atwenty five gallon pot and you might

(15:37):
pull two weeds out of that thingin the whole year. If you won't
get a weed in, I meanit's two weedes. It's so shady.
Two is not. You won't evenget that if you want bragging rights.
This thing is really a conversation piece. And what you you plan it,
We give you all the instructions totell you how to do it. We
give you all the secret ingredients.And I it's bulletproof. You take it,

(16:00):
mix it up, you put itout there on your patio. Make
sure you got something to tie ittoo, because it's gonna get big.
And uh, you know, youcan grow three hundred pounds tomatoes in this
pot. It gets about four orfive feet wide and it gets about ten
feet tall, and you'll have tohave a step ladder pick your tomatoes every
morning, and you will have moretomatoes than you can do anything with.

(16:22):
You just wake up in the morningand you walk out and you look at
that thing, and you're just like, yeah, that's what I'm talking about.
Yeah. If we sell those kitsevery year, you can come in
to the garden center and buy.But we got people, you know,
they come back for their refills,you know, cause next year you won't
need your bucket and your cage andall that stuff. You can reuse that
stuff, but you'll need to nowreplenish your potting soil and get some more
fertilizeroms, mods and ends that goin there. So we have people come

(16:47):
back this year after year after yearfrom you know, Georgia and Mississippi and
all over the place to get youknow, restock their's tomato kit stuff because
we got some people that do themlike seven right of them. I don't
know what they do on tomatoes,but whatever, you know, Oh,
the old mister the Griers, theywould do that. They would come in
and they'd had they had seven oreight uh tomato programs, and then they

(17:10):
would also take those buckets and theywould grow. They would put trailises in
there, and they would do squash, and they would do cucumbers and then
the winter months they'll do broccoli andcollar green. So they'll use us pots
year around to do to do differentstuff. So we would basically load up
an entire palette of fertil and pottingsole on the back of their truck and
all the all the other fertilizers andsupplies, and that's what he did.

(17:32):
It was just it was easier forhim because basically he lived on top of
a rock and uh, he hada couple of raised beds, but he
had all the all the pots aroundthere and it was just easier for them
to maintain. And the to me, that's the biggest part is just the
lack of having to weed, youknow, because like we do garden out
back at work, and it's likeit's constantly well, it's you know what

(17:52):
the problem is, and we getbusy. We started garden, We started
garden back there, and then uh, we tear out and go do work
every day. You know, wecome in in the evenings and then the
morning we tear out and go dowork. We don't have time to tend
to it. We don't have timeto tend to it, and it grows
up. I boy, I loveallergy season. Man, Look isn't it

(18:15):
something? I was coming down ShadesCrest Road yesterday a thing? Man,
I was looking down over ross Bridgebecause you know, at the top of
Shades Cresh you can look all theway down that mountain at ross Bridge,
and it looked like there was alittle like smoke forest fire like everywhere.
It was so nasty, and soI was hoping that we'd get a bunch
of rain to knock some of thisstuff down. But I don't think it
was enough to make a sludge ayellow sludge over everything. You could see

(18:38):
kind of some some pollen slicks hereand there, but it wasn't much that.
Yeah, this time of year,it's a real thing. But yards,
Chris Keith, that's what we wentto break talking about. I had
Michael and Jordan or two of mytechnicians, and they've been they've been with
me over well over a year,but uh, you know, this time
of year, we were treating trucksand so I wanted to just you know,

(19:03):
train them on what to look forfor shrubs. It's just continual training.
I mean, I don't care ifapplicator has been with me for fifteen
years. I still go with themjust to keep everybody up to date on
what's going on. But with yardsthis time of year, it can be
extremely difficult to like diagnose what's goingon with the yard because it could be
a number of things that could bedisease issue, it could be leftover damage

(19:27):
from last year because you know,September and September and October was rough and
people won't remember, like, youknow, people won't remember six months down
the line, Hey there's a there'sa dead spot over there. What's it
from. Well, we'll have notesin our account from where our technicians are
out there, and we'll say,hey, yes, sir, we you
know, we'd mentioned that your irrigationsystem wasn't working over by the basketball goal,

(19:49):
and that's why that dead spot's there, you know, out of sight,
out of mind type deal, becauseSeptember and October was scorching hot and
we didn't get hardly anything right threemonths and then you take then you take
what was it last week? Wehad a heavy frost, so like I
had, I was on a lotof oisy yards yesterday that the homeowners were
like, hey, my yard waslooking great and it was green, and

(20:11):
now there's all this brown in itand you can see that that uh,
that orange e brownish like pattern init from from where we got up from
where we got frost. And thenthe heck, I think tonight it's supposed
to be what thirty eight? Sohere you go another frost. Long story
short, Yeah, we spent meaninga couple of our couple of my technicians

(20:33):
spent the day just riding around treatingshrubs, looking at yards, doing service
calls and having fun. Yeah youknow what I'm saying. It's energizing.
Get out there a couple you knowa couple of us and we're just looking
at stuff and having a good timeand and uh, just continual training is
what it's all about, man,because you really need a professional on a
yard to understand what's going on.You know, putting the fertilizer out is

(20:56):
not that hard, you know,like that, it doesn't take ten minutes,
but you know, knowing what toput out and knowing when to put
it out is pretty pretty important,yeah, you know. And then uh,
and then when they're when the issuearises, you know, when the
grass isn't looking good, you haveto make the proper diagnosis on that.

(21:17):
And so that's where trained professional likeus comes in. Chris Keith. We
spend a lot of time training ourguys and if you need any of those
services, you can call our gardencenter eight five four four thousand and five
and can come out and give youa quote for fertilization weed control. Because
that's that's what I do five daysa week. Baby, I'm burning the
roads up Jefferson and all the surroundingcounties pretty much is where we go.

(21:38):
So give us a call and Itake a look at that for you.
One of the other things that wesaw is like scalped yards versus not scalp
yards. You know you'd mentioned aboutcutting your grass. Well, we were
on uh we were on two sideby side yards and over in Moody and
our customer had their grass cut downto about half inch and it was bermuda
and it was coming on strong.I mean it was it was like fifty

(22:02):
sixty percent green because he scalped ita few weeks ago. Well the neighbor
next to him hadn't scalped it,and so it was probably still two inches
tall and you couldn't hardly see anygreen in it. Silas explise again,
just refreshing the guys on. Youknow what the benefit of scalping is.
And so if you haven't done that, you take your bermuda and your's oison,
you basically give it a crew cut. You take all that dormant turf

(22:25):
and you cut that dormant turf offand that allows the sun to get down
to the soil, It allows thatsoil to warm up, it allows air
circulation and the grass will just boom, It'll pop right back out and be
nice and green real quick. Soif you haven't done that on your bermutan
as ois you need to get outthere and you need to scalp it.
Man. We were on yards thatdoesn't look like they've mowed their grass since

(22:47):
November December. There's still sticks inthe yard, there's leaves, there's acorns,
and that kind of neglect will we'lldelay your grass green up in the
spring and it can cause issues.So take itage of some of these nice
days we have. Get out thereand get the yard cut and cleaned up.
For sure. If you haven't yourway behind schedule, I mean that

(23:07):
should have been done weeks ago.So get on top of it. It
ain't too late though. I meanthe grass is really just coming out good.
You know, we're still gonna havea few cold nights. I mean,
Nick, I never feel oh yeah, we'll be cold through through a
you know, we'll have cold nightsthrough April for sure. Them If you
have a mowing company, don't delayyour mowing company. And I've got a
good friend the pritchet or Robert Pritchettthat cuts grass and he's like, man,

(23:30):
some of my I've been calling someof my customers and they've been saying,
well, I need to wait acouple of weeks, a couple of
weeks. No, you don't.If you've got a mowing company, you
have somebody that does that, goahead and get on the books and have
them do that that yard clean up, and you won't regret it. I
mean, you just take a youtake a nice weekend, you butt,
you cut the grass, you gothrough the flower beds, you pull weeds,
you pick up sticks, you blowleaves. You know, you just

(23:52):
freshen everything up and just makes youfeel better. It makes the whole property
you look better. I sprayed thearea, Chris, that I'm gonna plant
my garden this round. I sprayedit a week ago. I might go
in there at some point this week, and I'm gonna give it a crew
cut all the I've got some kindof wild carrick sage that grows in my
pasture, and that spot's not gonnabe pasture this time of year anymore.

(24:17):
It's gonna be a vegetable garden.I've already got plans to put irrigation and
the whole nine yards on it.So we we transformation, doing transformation of
a lot of corn. Yes,sir, you know, I may I
may expand that next year, butthis year it's gonna be well it's big
enough. It's probably seventy by seventysouch, it's pretty big. But we'll

(24:42):
do that. But i gotta giveit a crew cut. And then I'm
gonna go in. I'm going upto a blunts full and uh, going
to see Bullard and I'm gonna geta load of chicken litter, ten yards
of chicken litter. I'm gonna dumpit on there, and then I'm gonna
till it in right quick so itdoesn't stink too bad. And then I'll

(25:06):
be ready to do some planting.And I'm on, I'm a hole back
probably till about probably till about Apriltenth ish, you know, and then
I'm gonna plant my corn. Anduh. The key with the corner is
you got to planet early enough whereyou get it in fast enough to where
you don't get army worms in it. That's right. So if you get
it and and you can do thesame thing in the fall, if you

(25:29):
plant it just and you know theright time of year, it comes in
right before you get those last fruit, you know, the first frost,
and then you won't have to worryabout army worms. And so just all
the time and thing to keep thoseold worms. You don't plan it all
at once, though you can plantit in stages. No, I'm gonna
plan it. Last time I plantedit, I did it all at once.
I know one time at the GordenCenter, y'all planted it in the

(25:51):
stages. I think you plant some, then you plan it some and waited
a few weeks so you'd have you'dhave corn first. I'm probably gonna plant
the whole, the whole left sideover there at the Garden Center. This,
I mean, we need to bustand move and spray that one.
Yeah, Justin told me about itto get sprayed something I hadn't had time.

(26:11):
Man, we've been so busy wehadn't done it either. We just
we've been on the fly the wholelike, uh, you know, Monday,
I got the first thing. Monday, I gotta go spray Russell's house.
Yeah, because we're gonna be doinga big side job for Russell Greenhound.
Yeah. And uh nine six seveneighty eight hundred. Russell needs to
sell some insurance nine six seven eightyeight hundred. Call Russell Greenhouse if you

(26:34):
need, yeah, any kind ofinsurance. He'll take care of you.
And they look uh Yeah, we'regonna be at Russell's for a minute.
So it looks like Monday will beat rudd Yeats one more time and uh
we'll spit shin all that and bedone. Tuesday looks like it's gonna be
a torrential flood with about sixty milehour winds. Yeah, yeah, right,

(26:56):
probably gonna be a no go.And then it looks like like Wednesday
and Thursday will be over starting.We got to start over at Russell's like
pulling up silt fence, because hegot silt fence all around the back side
and up the right hand side ofthe property. We'll start snatching that stuff
up, and then uh, we'vegot a grade that smooth and we're gonna

(27:18):
we're gonna seeding straw around the edgeof it and coming up the right hand
side of the driveway. And thenwe've got some drainage work we've got to
start on and get that fix,and then uh, it's gonna be starting
on irrigation. I think we've gotlike ten or twelve zones of irrigation going
in over at Russell's. There's aboutfive in the front yard. I mean
it's it's front yards about a thousandyards of saw and so it's a it's

(27:41):
a big sad job. And thennew shrubs in the front, new irrigation
in the front near everything. It'she did a big remodel in his house.
He pretty much flipped everything from downstairsto upstairs and vice versa. Because
they ain't getting no younger and theydon't want to climb stairs. So they
had the big remodel done and thelast up as you know, fixing around
it because it was just the wholehouse pretty much got rebuilt. I mean

(28:04):
it was it was a project,you know, yep, And they're they're
coming to the closing of this wholething. So we're dipping in there and
cleaning it up for him. It'sfunny and funny how that works. Like
old mister sli up and on Eana, we take care of his property.
And uh, he used to haveyou know, he raised his whole cutting
horses, trains, cutting horses,and uh, they had a they lived

(28:26):
at the front of their barn.They basically had a house, uh built
onto the front of their barn.So they lived in the barn and I
think it was upstairs level when whenI was talking with him, I think
he said his wife wanted a flat, one level handicap accessible type things so
they didn't have to deal with stairs. So it's like, yep, there's
a spot in the pasture right overthere. And sure enough, that's what
they did, and they uh builta one level house right in the middle

(28:49):
of the pasture. And when Iwent up there to meet mister Slye,
now this this was again, thiswas pasture right, yeah, you know,
but he wanted all the grass aroundit to look nice. And I
said, listen, I said,mister Slides like, we're just gonna start
treating this for a year and seewhat happens. Because you literally like they're
there. There's some bermute out here, but there's a whole bunch of other
stuff. And it took probably abouta year and a half to get that

(29:12):
thing flip flopped around. But man, it's some it's some fine looking bermuta.
Now, I mean it was.It was a job. That's the
thing with pasture stuff. And it'slike at my house, I got a
lot of bermuda in the pasture.If you went to treating it, you
could clean it up pretty good.The problem is that has been seated with
fescue. It's got dallas grass yeaand everything else. Behavior and that stuff

(29:33):
you just can't you just can't magicallymake gold, you know. So that's
that's the trouble of transitioning, youknow, a yard to a long and
sometimes it's sometimes because they're still easierfor me, you know. Just you
know, you got a big old, big old clumps of wild fescue out
there. That's it. Behave whoI give you, you know, Behave

(29:55):
is not bad. I can getrid of behave. There's a there's a
product that we use in our fertilizationof it, and it will absolutely smoke
behave and it won't kill like thebermuda or the zoysia. I had a
I had a area in my frontyard that was solid behavior. And we
had just started taking care of thesmiths behind my on that road that runs
behind my house. And uh,I was out there looking at something for

(30:18):
him, treating the yard, doingsomething, and he's like, Chris Man,
He's like, dude, He's like, you're a grass guy. And
I drove by your house the otherday and you've got the largest dead spot
in the front yard that I've everseen. What's up that's not good advertisement.
And I said, no, Ilive in a stay on your side
of the neighborhood. Man, Ilive in a cold of sack in the
woods. I had a I hada huge patch of behavior. And Chris

(30:42):
Keith, if anybody knows about behaveand how a hard behave is to cut
with a lawnmowar, it's it's it'sgot to be you. Yeah, it's
like cutting barbed wire. You canbe out there, you have a good
stand of hey, you know whatI'm saying. And you know it'd be
old thick Dallas grass and I meanyou can't even see, you know,
your feet walking through it. Andyou can hit a patch of behave in

(31:06):
it that ain't but a foot deep, and man, it's like you just
ran through a dang ant heel.I mean the mower just destroy as your
mower. So I used that,I use that that post emergent spray and
killed that behea ended up putting sidover you know, some areas, and
then the bermuda has just slowly creepedback in. But we just started treating

(31:27):
his yard. And mister Smith's like, dude, if that's what my yard
is gonna look like? With youall treating it. I got problems.
I was like, no, no, no, no, no, don't
pay don't pay attention to that.Come back in about three months and and
you'll see it transformed. Basically,Yeah, I'm a go sometimes I'm you
got it Sometimes with a yard whenit comes to stuff like that, whether
it's you know, like Behaya,Dallas grass, fisk, you sometimes you

(31:48):
just you gotta take that go bigor go home approach. You gotta get
you gotta get down and dirty withsomething aggressive. Yeah, And that was
Behay is one of those that youjust gotta you just gotta do it.
Dallas grass is the same way,thank you. There's products on the market
that are labeled for Dallas grass,but it takes just multiple and multiple and
multiple applications to possibly get control ofit. Man. I had my first

(32:12):
house I had, I had thousandsof sprigs of Dallas grass in there,
and I would just I'll pick tenor twenty of them, and I'd go
out there and I'd spot treat itwith round up and I'd kill everything,
let the bermuda fill in. Spottreat the next ten round up, let
the bermuda fill in, and bythe time you know it all the Dallas
grass was gone and it was onehundred percent bermuda. Yeah, I took
a couple of years, but Iknow we've got I had a couple of

(32:35):
clumps in the in the lawn atthe garden center that they haven't moved.
You know, we don't have anymore, but there's two or three clumps that's
been there for like twenty years.That's right. You know, Well,
Chris, the time for brak.Let's go ahead and do that. Or
number if y'all want to give usa call, it's two o five four
three nine nine three seven to two. You know, uh easters next weekend.
That's means good Friday as Friday.Technically that major supposed to a plant,

(33:00):
right, it's a little early thisyear, you go, so you
know, don't don't go plant seventytrays of begonia. If you do get
your pots and everything planned up,that's easy enough. You could just cut
you could just cover them up exactly. Hey, we'll talk about that because
I have seen some plants get nippedand some grass that have gotten nipped by
that flash frost that we had talka little bit about that after the break.

(33:21):
Yep, we'll be right back inthe Classic Gardens of Landscape Show.
It's the Classic Gardens and Landscape Showon the head Ready when you want show
up plants and grass to grow twopercent Chris, Chris and Chris No,

(33:47):
and now you're a host. ChrisJoyner and Chris keith Man. We're back
for the second half of the ClassicGuardens of Landscape Show. And our number
if you want to call us,it's two O five four three nine nine
three seven to two if you wantto call the garden center and set up
in point for long care. Veryimportant right now. Landscaping is always important.

(34:08):
Uh. You know, if youneed any forest mulching or land clear
you need to jump on it becausewhat happens is like everything's sprouting right now.
So the stuff we can come inand wipe that stuff out a lot
easier, you know, And it'sit's just you know, coming out of
dormancy, you go in there,like obviously the more stuff you got,

(34:29):
the more expensive it is. Soyou know, if we come in there
and give you an estimate, sayin May or June, there's gonna be
a lot more thickna forest. Debree, you know that. Now, let
me tell you that forest multure.It don't make no difference how thick it
is, it will it'll run rightthrough it like you're mowing grass, you
hear me, So just get onthe books. You want to do that,

(34:52):
uh, night lighting irrigation. Don'twait until it's hot and dry in
the summertime and say, hey,look, Chris, I need irrigation,
because you know, if you tellme in July, you know we're six
weeks behind. It's gonna be youknow, September before we get to it.
And then you know your grass meburned up by then. So just
you know, get on the books. Eight five four, four thousand and

(35:14):
five. Here coming up, probablyaround the first of May. We usually
hit our hotter than dryer spells.So you know, go ahead and get
on the get on the books toget that irrigation system. It's on the
way. And Chris Keith, wegot David on the line. Good morning,
David. How are you today?Hey? Fine? Thanks? Hey.
I was wondering, is there Ihave an area where the neighbor has

(35:42):
a dog eared fence on the westside of my property. Is just a
small area, but there's moss thatgrows down where the grass should be and
I've well coaxing the grass back inthere, but the moss just keeps growing.

(36:07):
Is there anything wrong with just havingthis bright green moss there? And
is nothing wrong with it? Typicallymoss. The only thing wrong with it
is that it could possibly spread outinto other areas of the yard. Moss
typically grows where grass doesn't for whateverreason. Sometimes sometimes if it's an issue

(36:29):
with p H, if it's anissue with soil compaction or lack of drainage,
where the grass stays real moist oror shady and soggy all the above,
moss will take its place. Soit's very common, David, to
see that along fence lines, notlike necessarily chain link fence, but that

(36:49):
dog ear fence that you're talking aboutaround air conditioning units, around the foundation
of houses. It's hard to getrid of sometimes situations like that, and
as a lot of times it canbe better to come in if the situation
is right, and convert areas likethat into into like shade gardens or something

(37:10):
like that. But the only downsidethat I would see, David, is
that once moss starts growing in sectionsof the yard, because it spreads by
spores, it can spread out intoother areas of the grass, so trying
to just kind of keep that manuallyremoved. There are moss control products that
we sell at the garden center thatyou can spray it with to help keep

(37:34):
it knocked back. Does that areayou get a lot of shade from the
fence, I'm guessing it it does. And by the way, there's another
area up at the front of thehouse where it's just brick and from shade
from the house itself. I triedsobbing there with with some fescue, and

(38:00):
the fescue actually spread out into thesunny area just a few feet away.
Its spread all the way. Itreplaced the lawn, which was good.
It's a better grass. And bythe way, you could see it sort
of followed the little rivulets or whatever. It sort of followed the drainage lines

(38:22):
or wherever the water would trickle acrossthe lawn. You could see it spread
following, you know, you couldsee like little rivers of fescue. But
is there anything What should I doabout the area by the brick planter where

(38:45):
it's kind of in It never getsdirect sunlight, except you know, maybe
for a very brief time when thesun is so high in the middle of
the summer. Yeah, what wouldthere. What you're probably gonna have to
do there, David, is justliterally go come off of that brick planter,

(39:05):
diging, dig a more or lessa bed edge, and then uh
go in behind there with a plantof some kind like uh you could use
a juga, you could use ifyou just want a groundcover, or if
you just want to put you know, a few plants there, mondo grass
you could even put you know,if you want, if you didn't mind
something a little bigger, your hosta, you know, ferns, you know,

(39:30):
anything like that would just kind ofjust fill that area in. But
to answer your question, your yourbed is gonna have to increase. It's
really the case against that fence too. You're probably gonna wind up just going
out three foot from that bed andjust uh or that fence, cutting your
bed edge and put through four hostasright there, or you know, depending

(39:52):
on the length of the area,and put some ferns there, you know,
put some uh, you know,shade loving plants, and then you
call it done. Well, thatsounds really great, shake a little pastra
aw over it, and then youwon't see them all. Grass hitting always
the best solution. Sometimes you gottasometimes you gotta adjust your flower beds and
plant plants where grass won't grow.By the way, one last question that

(40:15):
you mentioned mondo grass. I noticeda neighbor had mowed over their monkey grass
the leriop or whatever. And yes, sir, it's mean to come back
nice and skinny like mondo grass.Yeah, every year this time of year.

(40:36):
If you can mote with your mower, it's a good thing. If
you can't mote with your mower,you can take a weed eater, and
just the biggest thing is you wantto just cut it down low as you
can cut it. Probably should havebeen done two or three weeks ago.
It's already back up now two orthree inches tall. But uh yeah,
usually somewhere about mid to late February, you go in there and your your
leiriop as you call it. Youtake that stuff and you just mow it

(40:59):
all down and it it replenishes itselfand comes back nice and pretty. Does
it come up from those little dark, very dark purple berries, no,
almost black back from those berries?The roots? Oh? Is that?
Do birds get those and spread theliriope to o their places? Or what

(41:23):
are those berries? About I'm notsure if it'll come up or not.
I mean, I would assume thatif they ate the berries and they could
depose them out. And you meanyou always see nandinas and clumps of monkey
grass where it wasn't planted, soI'm sure the birds can't disperse that stuff.

(41:43):
Okay, Well, thanks a lot, all right, David, have
a good weekend and it's time fora break. Let's go ahead and do
that. Our number if you wantto call us, you might have a
little time two O five four threenine nine three seven to two. We'll
be right back. It's the showin the Know with all things that grow.
It's the classic gardens and Landscape showwith Chris Joiners and Chris Keith.

(42:07):
Green Houge Insurance protects everything I own, from business to personal. Greenhouge Insurance
takes care of me under one giantumbrella. With all the rising costs,
it's nice to know there's one partof my business where my costs are reduced
year after year, and that iswith Green Houch Insurance. Even though I've
had countless claims from tornadoes to demolishedtrucks, my rates continue to go down.

(42:32):
Russell Greenhaugen family can take care ofyour insurance needs from your home and
your cars to your boats and yourfour wheelers. They can ensure your business
both in state and out of state. I don't know about you, but
to me, one of the mostfrustrating things that can happen is to call
a business and get a machine thatwould never happen at Green Houge, where

(42:52):
the phone is always answered by alive person with a happy attitude. Greenhudge
Insurance has been taken care of myinsurance needs for a long time, and
they can take care of yours.Just call Russell Greenhouse at nine six seven
eighty eight hundred, that's nine sixtyseven eighty eight hundred today and tell them
that Mike sent you. I pullin weed, the the my sun.

(43:22):
I fought the lawn ever long one. I bought the lawn ever lawn one.
My yard working never seem to getit done. I bought the lawn
Amber lawn one. I bought thelawn Ember lawn one. I'm going cravy

(43:47):
in, I'm getting mad, gonnaget out and everybody class gardens and landscape
show, and uh, you fightingthe lawn right now, and the lawn
ain't gonna win. I'm gonna winart if I'm treating the art I'm on.
And that's the fact, you know, Chris, we're talking about crappie
fishing all the way back. Youguys. You know, you you take
your camper up to Guests and everyyear, you know, for spring break,

(44:12):
and the kids play around up there, and you come up and go
to work and then you go commuteback to guessing. But we're talking about
crappie fishing. And I've been goingevery day that I can go, you
know, and uh, you know, so every weekend I've been pounding the
pounding the crappy fife. Yeah.I mean last weekend you had your you
came to the radio show with yourboat, and then Sunday I was going
into town taking the girls day.You're going right back up there. And

(44:37):
this weekend ain't much different. Igot to go see some folks after the
show and then uh uh, I'mgonna be ready tomorrow morning's but thirty seven,
thirty eight degrees, So you knowwhat I'll be doing, crappy fish
rapping fishing. You'd be layered upcrappie fishing that you know. Always once
I get to plant my gardens.So when I get ready to plant my
tomatoes, I'll keep some m olfish heads and I I'll dig me.

(45:00):
When I put my tomato plan in, I'll dig it about a foot deeper
than I got to. You knowwhat I'm saying. I'll drop some of
the mold fish heads in there,and I'll i'll cover that stuff up.
Make your own bit of start andgrow to it. Make your own fishing
motion fertilizers. And man, youtalking about making some making some tomatoes.
Come on, man, there'll beten shades of green. But that's a

(45:23):
that's a product that we sell thegarden center, not fishheads. Bow me
a double hand with gyp some inthe bottom. Fishing motion fertilizer is not.
It's not for the week of heartedor the week of smelling. I
guess you say it smells like rottenfish. But uh, if you've got
like tropical plants around you around thehouse, or you know ferns, Man,

(45:44):
ferns love some fishing moltion fertilizer.It will turn those things the deepest,
darkest green that you ever imagine.Well, I keep that stuff on
hand for all my hanging basket fernsbedding plants, fire pots, my in
lost tropical plants and stuff around theirpool and I'll go through there during the
growing season, you know, spring, summer, falling, fertilize everything with

(46:04):
fish and moltion fertilizer. That's fantasticstuff. It's like a mill organite for
lawn. You know, if youparticularly like a centipede or Saint Augustine yard,
if you want to come in anddo some fertilizer during the summer months,
you can come in with mill organiteand uh man, it's some that's
some good stuff. It's earthy smelling, yeah, but it's man, it's
good stuff. Like that's right.So on some of the a couple of

(46:27):
or couple of organic products that wesell at the garden center. Wise,
if it don't think it won't grow, that's right. But so Monday through
Friday, eight to five, ChrisKeith Garden Centers fully stocks. If you
need to get your tomato program materials, we got all. We got everything
you need. Uh, betting plantscoming in the door, I mean weekly,

(46:51):
we're gonna have trucks rolling in allyour betting plants, hanging baskets,
mixed containers, you name it,we got it. You know a preeny.
I know, Anne, I'll probablyhave more and more perennials coming in.
We got a ton of perennials alreadythat are really starting to pop.
Oh yeah and flush out. Butshe'll be getting more perennials and then all
the shrubs. It's it's it's realcool coming through the garden center different times

(47:13):
a year, just seeing what allyou know, the shrubs are in bloom
right now, like the spyr ofencorezelias looking gorgeous, lower pedalums looking gorgeous.
And then it won't be long andme and you would be talking about
hydrangeas. Yeah, hydrangels will becoming into bloom before you see all these
oak leafs. I've just glanced atuurscoming in when I was looking at that

(47:35):
Harry Lauders. But you know they'resprouting out pretty heavy now. And uh,
if you hadn't purned your limelight hydrangees, you need to knock them back
some and they're gonna get ten feettall and uh, they may still get
six or eight feet tall in theseason. Boy, of those things grow
good. They sure do. Andson, if you want a hydrange that
loves full sun, limelight, hydrangeasthey do. They love it. The
more sun the better. And uh, you could plant those things on the

(48:00):
on the surface of the sun andthey would get they would grow. Yeah.
I mean you see a lot ofthe spring bloom and stuff. You
know, Lord Pedaling's looking really niceright now. But you see the snowball
VI burn them starting now. Someof the later stuff, you know,
the Vscynthy and all that stuff's aboutdone. The old saucer Magnoia is they're

(48:20):
done. But as the dog woodsreally getting peak bloom, you start seeing
you know, heavy Lord Pedal andblue. You know, the iris is
starting to bloom now. So springshere y'all, and I hope y'all have
a good Easter. That music meanswe're out of time. And y'all come
see. It's the Garden Center Mondaythrough Friday, eight to five. We're
at eighteen fifty five Carson Road.Or if you need landscaping, irrigation,

(48:45):
night lighting, if you need apatio or attaina wall built, you call
us eight high four four thousand andfive and we will see you next week
on the Classic Gardens for the LandscapeShops of as a
Advertise With Us

Popular Podcasts

Dateline NBC
Who Killed JFK?

Who Killed JFK?

Who Killed JFK? For 60 years, we are still asking that question. In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's tragic assassination, legendary filmmaker Rob Reiner teams up with award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien to tell the history of America’s greatest murder mystery. They interview CIA officials, medical experts, Pulitzer-prize winning journalists, eyewitnesses and a former Secret Service agent who, in 2023, came forward with groundbreaking new evidence. They dig deep into the layers of the 60-year-old question ‘Who Killed JFK?’, how that question has shaped America, and why it matters that we’re still asking it today.

Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang

Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang

Ding dong! Join your culture consultants, Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang, on an unforgettable journey into the beating heart of CULTURE. Alongside sizzling special guests, they GET INTO the hottest pop-culture moments of the day and the formative cultural experiences that turned them into Culturistas. Produced by the Big Money Players Network and iHeartRadio.

Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

Connect

© 2024 iHeartMedia, Inc.