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Herbs Need Not Be Just for Flavor

Having a herb garden has always been regarded as a “kitchen garden” in that the herbs are grown as flavoring for food dishes. Here we present another side, dual use for herbs making them more serviceable and desirable. In addition to those pictured below are many others that can be decorative in the garden, such

These Don’t Want You To Have A Nice Lawn

A lawn is a beautiful thing, but it takes care in order to avoid excess damage that could jeopardize its health. Dollar Spot occurs with a weather change, as well as lack of nitrogen, because the fertilizer has almost been expended. More fertilizer, and sometimes a fungicide is needed to stop the expanding damage. Sod

A Time For Trimming

Once the first new spring growth is finished on shrubs, it’s time for trimming, both for neat-ness, as well as to contain the size you want. Spruce and fir can be kept in shape by cutting new growth back to the juncture of other stems. To keep pines full, and somewhat controlling the size, requires

Professional Advice – June 2017

Water is increasingly needed as the weather turns hotter. in order to keep stress low to help avoid insect and disease damage. “Weedy Gray Heads” – Bluegrass turf produces seed heads appearing lighter green, even grayish, before returning to a normal green color in a few weeks. Lawn Diseases can flourish as lawns come under heat/water stress and may require treatment to limit damage.

June Garden Tips for the Transition

Somewhere between cool and moist hot and dry, lies a month of transition. June! It’s a period when the last of the early bloomers finish and prepare for next season, and the hotter season plants prepare to add their beauty to your landscape. It’s a time when some turf grasses may suddenly encounter heat that

Show Stoppers!

No, we’re not crazy! This banana tree is hardy to -5 degrees. The bananas, though, are not edible. It dies down each winter, and all can be enthralled as it grows 12- 15 feet during the season! Maybe place your tropical houseplants underneath. This golden plant grows to six feet with compound leaves three feet

May Gardening Notes

Roses need weekly attention to combat disease and insect problems. If not already done, stems need to be pruned back to live wood, climbers re-secured to their supports, hybrid Teas pruned to 3 or 5 strong stems. Trees In Leaf? Then seeds can be sown outdoors . . . AND insects will come to dine.

Professional Landscaping Advice – May 2017

Roses need weekly attention to combat disease and insect problems. If not already done, stems need to be pruned back to live wood, climbers re-secured to their supports, hybrid Teas pruned to 3 or 5 strong stems. Flower Seeds can be sown outdoors when your trees are in leaf, as it will be warm enough. Houseplants can be placed outdoors in protected areas as soon as the nights stay

Leafy Decorative Colorful Plants

Hosta is a plant seen in shaded spots that is most familiar with green and white foliage. But, you could make up a whole garden with them. Look up Hosta Varieties and be amazed! Pictured is a Red Hosta growing in dense shade. A brand new hybrid is “First Blush” hosta with green leaves and

Flowers for Allergy Sufferers

Flowers are great; beautiful; charming unless you’re allergic to pollen. And, that is particularly bad if you desire color where you want to sit and relax! But, you don’t have to restrict yourself to just leafy plants to avoid the suffering. Here are three that produce little-to-no pollen. There are others. To find them, just