Month: July 2022

Let's talk for a minute about watering. . .

Let's talk for a minute about watering. . .

Early watering of trees and shrubs can be crucial to things you planted last year, or the year before, especially if the season was dry. If your plants have been out of snow cover for a while, and especially if they are on the south side of your house or a fence, they...

Let's talk for a minute about fertilizing. . .

Let's talk for a minute about fertilizing. . .

Fertilizing ranks as one of the most important of early season chores for all growing things. For lawns, more water and fertilizer will penetrate through to the roots if you can rake and aerate it in the spring, and it will be thicker, greener and more lush. Use a...

Let's talk for a minute about dividing perennials. .

Let's talk for a minute about dividing perennials. .

Many perennials look their best only when regularly divided. Most divisions establish themselves quickly and bloom that same season, or the following one. Division of perennials should be done while they are dormant, meaning in the late fall or early spring. It can...

Let's talk for a minute about tree pests. . .

Let's talk for a minute about tree pests. . .

Beautiful shade trees are valuable, long term assets in any yard and should be vigorously protected against insects that can damage and kill them. The very best defense against an insect attack is a healthy tree. If water is scarce, it is much easier to replace a lawn...

Let's talk for a minute about pruning. . .

Let's talk for a minute about pruning. . .

Spring is a good time to prune many types of shrubs, especially the deciduous ones, or the ones that lose their leaves every fall. Just before growth begins is the very best time to prune. Without all those leaves on the shrub, it's easy to observe the structure of...