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Sun Scald

Sun Scald

Wrap the trunks of newly planted maples during the winter months to prevent sunscald. Sun-scald occurs in the winter when the sun heats the bark on the southwest side of a tree, the tissue breaks dormancy, then when the sun…

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Ferti-lome Tree And Shrub Food

Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs

Fall is one of the best times to fertilize trees and shrubs. Fertilizing trees has several benefits: more rapid growth, faster recovery from pruning, fewer problems with injuries and pests, and better fall foliage color. There are several different methods…

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Houseplant

Houseplant Care

While there are many types of houseplants, most of the most popular varieties require the same general care. Some exceptions that need special care include Orchids, African Violets, Air Plants, and Venus Flytraps. For most houseplants, bright, indirect light is…

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Winter Watering

Winter Watering

Don't forget about your plants during the winter. If our winter weather gives us prolonged dry spells, then it's time to get out and water. Newly installed plants and lawns are especially vulnerable as are established evergreens. To ensure that…

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Winter Protection for Evergreens

Keep your holly, boxwood, azaleas, and euonymus looking their best this winter, spray them with Wilt Stop. During the winter months, the frozen ground deprives¬†plants of their moisture intake. Wilt-stop seals the foliage to reduces the loss of moisture through…

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Lawn Overseeding

Determine the size of lawn to be overseeded. Fescue lawns should be overseeded at a rate of 4-6 pounds per 1000 square feet. Visit our grass seed calculator. Choose a quality grass seed such as Gard'n-wise Premium Fescue blend. Cheap…

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Hydrangea

Why aren’t my hydrangeas blooming

Hydrangeas may not bloom for a variety of reasons. Gardeners are often disappointed when a bush that bloomed well in a previous year doesn't bloom at all the next year. While hydrangeas prefer afternoon shade during our hot summers, if…

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Iron Chlorosis

Pin oaks, birches, and certain maples are prone to a problem called iron chlorosis. Iron chlorosis is a condition caused by the inability of certain trees to uptake iron when soil PH is too high. It shows in the foliage…

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Butterfly

Attracting Pollinators

With some pollinators being threatened by habitat loss, there is a renewed interest in creating beds and even whole gardens for them. There are several landscape plants can be used purely for there ornamental value but have the added benefit…

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Tomato

Growing Tomatoes

Here are a few tips for growing the best tomatoes. 1. Before planting, improve your soil by mixing Cotton Boll Compost into your existing soil. 2. Set the plant slightly deeper than the container. 3. Water with a starter solution…

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