Archive | October 2015
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Have you applied pesticides or fertilizer this season? If so, where is the leftover material stored? On the floor of your unheated garage or garden shed? Where are you going to store them for the winter? Same place? Bad idea! Pesticides and fertilizer should be stored, preferably in their original containers, in a cool, dark, […]
By this time most years, you would have mowed your lawn one last time, breathed a sigh of relief, winterized your mower and pulled out your snow blower. Not this year. As I’ve written here several times this season, this isn’t a normal year. You still have to mow at least one more time. Sorry. […]
Trees form our landscape’s canopy. Their lush, green foliage relaxes us and keeps us cool in the summer. As winter approaches, deciduous trees lose their leaves and gird themselves for whatever Old Man Winter brings. Your trees may look perfectly healthy to your untrained eye. However, dangerous conditions could be lurking just below the bark, […]
We plant evergreens for their graceful beauty and magnificent color that breaks up winter’s white and drab brown. This beauty and color come with a price. In winter, evergreens are exposed to winds that can dry them out and cause branch dieback. The dieback appears as brown patches on an otherwise green tree or shrub. […]