With dormant seeding, the main objective is to get the seeds into the soil when it physically can be done and then remain in a holding pattern until the first rays of the April sun warm the soil and encourage growth. Sure, mid to late April might turn out to be a conducive time as well, but what if it isn’t?
The phrase “Fall is for Planting” is a common one in the horticultural world and for good reason. One of the best groups of plants to install in your landscape in fall is shrubs. Here’s why:
Turn over a new leaf. One good turn deserves another. A turn for the worse. Turn the page. Turn the beat around. Turn to stone. Wait your turn. All common phrases or songs that have found their way into our vernacular. Turning applies to gardening too. About once a month you should turn the compost pile. Once a week would be better, but let’s be realistic.
An important landscape management step for perennial flowers is pinching and pruning – for 2 reasons – to keep them looking good and to keep them healthy. Which perennials?
With the often-used phrase of “timing is everything” in mind, early summer lawn fertilization is a key landscape management step.
Container gardens have become wildly popular in recent years, and for good reasons. They’re colorful, adaptable, attractive, provide the opportunity to grow vegetables as well as flowers and are great for accommodating people with disabilities or just need a little greater ease in movement.
One of the most important factors in getting plants off to a good start is watering. Overall, the best guidance is to water to the bottom of the roots and to keep the roots of new plants moist, not soggy or dry. Inserting a screwdriver into the soil will help with determining the moisture content…
Most everyone loves trees and wants at least one in their landscape. However, a significant number of property owners who love trees end up putting the “wrong tree in the wrong place”.
Throughout the growing season, lawn enthusiasts (and lawn worriers too!) tend to focus their thoughts to mowing, fertilizing and controlling weeds. Often, aeration comes up in conversations between neighbors as a point of concern as well as what is it and do we want it or not?
Every year at this time, lawn enthusiasts (and lawn worriers too!) turn their thoughts to mowing, fertilizing and controlling weeds. Often, thatch comes up in conversations between neighbors as a point of concern as well as what is it and do we want it or not?