Planting Services | Zionsville, IN | Altum’s Horticultural Center and Landscape

Late Summer Gardening Checklist


When you don’t know where to start, start with Snapshot Gardening. You’ll get face time with a garden design pro, time to review photos of your area, personalized ideas and plant recommendations and a $25 gift card to get you started.

Checkbox-imageBOOST YOUR SOIL

One of the best ways to be successful when planting this fall is to amend your soil (50% soil amendment to 50% original soil). Then seal in moisture with a fresh layer of Altum’s Hardwood Mulch.


The time is now, my friend. Perfect conditions, less watering, less stress on your plants and healthier plants come spring. Remember the root ball should be level with the soil line and the wider the hole the better—loosens the soil and gives roots room to grow. Check out the Step-by-Step Planting Guide. We have great results with Fertilome Root Stimulator, too.


If you buy bulbs now while the selection is good, then  strategically plant them (with some Dutch Bulb Food) when the ground has cooled come October, you’ll be in for a lovely spring surprise.

Checkbox-imageMAKE IT YOURS

Put together your own concoction of mums, pumpkins, pansies, ornamental grasses, seed pods, curly willow branches, cabbages and kale in containers, windowboxes or beds.

Let’s grow together. Stop in, call 317.733.GROW and find what you need online.

Planting Services

Let’s talk about your project.

Altum’s has evolved to specialize in small landscape renovation and planting projects for do-it-yourselfers and for people who would like us to handle the project from start to finish. What does this mean to you? It means we’re focusing on:

This means that if you’re looking for detailed master plans, hardscape and ongoing maintenance (such as lawn mowing, spraying, pruning and mulching) we can probably suggest someone. We’re sticking to what we do better than anyone and we’d love to use our experience to create something special for you.

Snapshot Consultation – $125

Created especially for do-it-yourselfers and weekend warriors who want to tackle small areas in their landscape.

Schedule Your Snapshot Consultation


Plant Placement On-Site Consultation – $250

An at-home visit that focuses on where to plant and why. Perfect for when you plant or before our crew comes out to install.