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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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Air Plant

Air Plant Care

Air plants or Tillandsias are interesting plants which don't need soil to grow and are attractive for their low maintenance. They do have different requirements than most plants, however. While misting is helpful for them if they're in a dry…

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Pyracantha

Winter Gardening

Just because the trees are bare and there is snow on the ground doesn't mean you have to give up on the garden. A well-planned garden provides year-round interest and visual treats. Many evergreens and hardy ornamental grasses offer nice…

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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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African Violet

African Violet Care

African Violets are arguably the best houseplants for reblooming and adding color to the indoors.  Plant breeders have also created lots of exciting colors, flower shapes, and even variegated leaves for this old favorite.  African violets are generally forgiving if…

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Holly

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 reduce the loss of moisture…

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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. Some several different methods and…

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Lawn Overseeding

Determine the size of the lawn that needs overseeding. Overseed fescue lawn at a rate of 4-6 pounds per 1000 square feet. Visit our grass seed calculator to determine the quantity of seed needed. Choose a quality grass seed such as Gard’n-wise Premium…

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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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