Archive | June 2017
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When you see the results of May’s rain storms still being felt along the shores of Lake Ontario, it’s hard to believe that you’ll have to water your lawn and landscape plants this summer. However, you should be prepared to do so, especially if you have new plants. Rain water soaks deeply into the soil. […]
Spring hasn’t been kind to trees any more than it has been kind to us. At least we had shelter but your trees had to stand out there enduring high winds, saturated soil and even flooding. This kind of weather also exposed your trees to all kinds of health problems. That’s why they should be […]
Perennials are important elements in almost every landscape design. Unlike annuals that grow for only one season or biennials that grow for two seasons, perennials come back season after season. Trees and shrubs are, technically, woody perennials that slow their growth or go dormant each winter but their branches and trunks remain intact. The above […]
June is the best month to prune your evergreen trees and shrubs, especially the conifers. Most have completed their new growth by now so it’s unlikely that you’ll have to repeat the process when more new growth appears. New growth is lighter green than the normal color. The needles are much softer, even on plants […]