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Posts from October 2014

October To-Do List

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October is a great time to wrap up your summer garden and start preparing for winter. LAWNS:  A little extra care now will make for a healthier, thicker lawn next spring. Fallen leaves and other debris should be raked up and removed.  This will reduce the incident of disease and allow your turf to breath. If you haven't already aerated, do [...]

Watering New Plantings

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A regular watering program is essential to establish your new planting.  The key to successful watering is remembering that the roots of your new plant are in very contained areas.  Water needs to be applied directly to the root area. Container-grown shrubs should be watered by holding a hose directly over the center of the shrub.  Count to ten then [...]

Outdoor Plants That Winter Well Indoors

As late fall and the first frost approaches, we think about the plants we nurtured all season, the ones we enjoyed the most, and what we would like to keep alive over the winter.  But some plants are just not meant to live inside.  A few basic guidelines can help you determine what to move inside. True Annuals which reproduce by seed should not be [...]