Sollecito

From the Soil with Sollecito

Upstate New York offers an extraordinarily diverse panorama of spectacular landscapes. And, creating a personal landscape around the home can bring a deep sense of accomplishment while providing a constant source of inspiration throughout the year.  Whether a patio garden, terrace, flower bed, or simple hedgerow, there are best practices that, when followed, will go a long way to assuring long-term success of any home landscape in upstate New York while protecting the environment.

In this growing series of podcasts, Jim Sollecito of Sollecito Landscaping Nursery on Howlett Hill Road on Onondaga Hill provides a series of helpful talks to help navigate the seasonal shifts that impact plants, shrubs, trees, flower beds, and garden plots.  Jim focuses on the use of natural products and cultivation methods specifically adapted to this region's climate, soil composition, geology, and native ecology.  Sollecito Landscaping Nursery is the first Be Green garden center licensed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

You can listen to or download all of the From the Soil with Sollecito podcasts here.

About Jim Sollecito:

Jim Sollecito graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture from Cornell University in 1976 and has traveled to 36 countries studying plants and landscape design.  He has the distinction of being the first Lifetime Senior Certified Landscape Professional in New York State.  Founder of Sollecito Landscaping Nursery 39 years ago, Jim's company has won First Place in the New York State Nursery and Landscape Association Landscape Awards Competition 24 times for residential projects.  Jim owns and operates a six acre garden center and a 170 acre nursery.  Megan Sollecito, Jim's wife and partner in business, is a Senior Certified Landscape Professional in her own right.  The Sollecitos have been loyal supporters of WRVO for many years.

Podcasts:

Early spring in Upstate New York

From the Soil with Sollecito - Spruce up your landscaping, even in the dormant season.

From the Soil with Sollecito - 'Something Fishy,' the perfect plant tonic

From the Soil with Sollecito - When you stop trying to get better, you cease to be good

From the Soil with Sollecito - A talk with 'The Lawn Arranger'

From the Soil with Sollecito - Trim those Leggy plants

From the Soil with Sollecito - Is your green space a lawn, or a yawn?

Spring to early summer

From the Soil with Sollecito - Make a View Space

From the Soil with Sollecito - Mulch More Than You Think

From the Soil with Sollecito - Juneberries

From the Soil with Sollecito - More about Mulch

From the Soil with Sollecito - 'Fertigation'

From the Soil with Sollecito - Cool Cultivars

From the Soil with Sollecito - Lively Lilacs

From the Soil with Sollecito - Super Soil

Summer through the growing season

From the Soil with Sollecito - Feed those spring bulbs

From the Soil with Sollecito - Plant with Compost

From the Soil with Sollecito - Bloomerang Lilacs

From the Soil with Sollecito - Read the Label

From the Soil with Sollecito - Wear Garden Gloves

From the Soil with Sollecito - Plastic is Forever

From the Soil with Sollecito - Slug it out with those Slugs and Snails

From the Soil with Sollecito - Light or Shade?

From the Soil with Sollecito - Water those Plants

From the Soil with Sollecito - Oh, Deer

From the Soil with Sollecito - Rachel's Coffee Filter Fixes

From the Soil with Sollecito - Bee Smart or Be Smarting

Into the Fall

From the Soil with Sollecito - Proper Planting Tips

From the Soil with Sollecito - Fall Planting

From the Soil with Sollecito - Everbrowns

From the Soil with Sollecito - Global Warmups

From the Soil with Sollecito - Just Add Water

From the Soil with Sollecito - Dog Days

From the Soil with Sollecito - Bling Bling Plants

From the Soil with Sollecito - You Are How You Plant

From the Soil with Sollecito - Trees are Tribal

From the Soil with Sollecito - Woodsman, Pare that Tree

From the Soil with Sollecito - Fall Fruits

From the Soil with Sollecito - Landscapes Alive

From the Soil with Sollecito - Controlling Deer Munchies

From the Soil with Sollecito - 'The Angel's Share'

From the Soil with Sollecito - Report from the White House Rose Garden

From the Soil with Sollecito - Needles, Leaves and Lights

From the Soil with Sollecito - Get your PHD

From the Soil with Sollecito - Love 'em, then Leave 'em

From the Soil with Sollecito - Dig, Drop, Done

From the Soil with Sollecito - Weather or Not

If you have questions about any topic related to landscape management, or if you would like to suggest a topic to explore in a future podcast, please contact Jim at the following URL:  http://www.sollecito.com/contact/