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November Garden Calendar

Lawn Apply Ferti-lome Winterizer to newly planted cool-season lawns 30 days after planting. Mow newly planted cool-season lawns to 2"-2.5" after it reaches 3" tall. Spray established cool-season lawns with Ferti-lome Weed Out to control fall-germinating broadleaf weeds such as…

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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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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, frozen ground deprives plants of their moisture intake. Wilt-stop seals the foliage to reduce the loss of moisture through the…

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Dandelions

Dandelions

No lawn weed is more recognized than the Dandelion. They are relatively easy to control as long as they are treated at the right time. You will get the best control by spraying in October or November. The next best…

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Henbit

Henbit and Chickweed

Henbit and chickweed are two weeds with very similar lifecycles and methods for control. While they can show up in shrub beds, they are more of a concern in the lawn. Henbit is the showier of the two with obvious…

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Mealybugs

Mealybugs

This insect is a major pest on greenhouse plants and houseplants but will occasionally affect plants in the landscape too. These insects are white and often fuzzy or dusty looking. They are usually found on the undersides of leaves or…

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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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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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Brown Recluse Spider

Controlling Spiders

Spiders can be beneficial in many situations since they eat a host of other insects. Unfortunately, some are also very venomous to humans, and they are also unwelcome indoors and around our landscapes where we might run into their webs.…

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