At the beginning of last month, we were a bit worried about weather conditions going into the best time of the year for lawns and landscapes; there’d been regular rainfall for most of the summer, and lawns and landscaped areas had done beautifully. Then we hit a 2-week period of not much meaningful rainfall and […]
When writing last month’s Newsletter, we were in the midst of a period of abnormally high (frequency and quantity) rainfall for the summer months. Conditions were perfect for getting us into the best season of the year for starting, improving, or renovating lawns: mid-August through late-November. Since then, there’s been very little “meaningful” rainfall, mostly
Fall is for Planting…Perennials, Shrubs, Mums, Ornamental Cabbage & Kale, plus other Fall Yard Preparations.
Dormant Feeding of Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, Ground Covers, and Bulbs – Dormant feeding can be done once the majority of leaves have fallen from deciduous trees and shrubs. This occurs anywhere from mid to late October when the growing season is over for all the plants in the landscape except the lawn. Trees, shrubs and
A month ago, as I was writing our September Newsletter, we were still in the throes of a very damaging summer for lawns (particularly) and landscapes. Now, in early October, the difficult summer is well in our rear-view mirrors. Over the past several weeks, and including the remnants of the devastating hurricane Ian, we’ve had
Too Early for DORMANT Feeding of Trees, Shrubs, Perennials – September is still part of the growing season for most plants in our landscape. While they are still in their active growth stage, feeding may stimulate new growth, which will not harden off before winter. Generally, winter dormancy begins in the landscape when the larger