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Beneficial Sprays That Need To Be Applied In Winter

Winter isn’t usually thought of as a time to spray your plants. As spring approaches, though, two come to mind – anti desiccant and dormant oil. When we enjoy enough warm winter days, your evergreens may need an anti desiccant touch-up. When the temperature rises up into the 50s, the sun can melt anti desiccant. […]

Winter Weeding

The term winter weeding might appear, at first blush, to be an oxymoron. Why would one have to weed in the winter? Because weeds are adventitious plants. They take advantage of any opportunity. Weeds, particularly dandelions, begin growing long before grass or desirable flowers. Before dying off last fall, weeds dropped seeds, which lay dormant […]

Get Ahead Of The Crowd With Your Tool Maintenance

If you’re looking for something to do on these wintery weekends, may I suggest getting your tools ready for the landscape and gardening season. This segment of the economy has not been spared from the supply chain issues that have been plaguing us. A good way to start is to make a list of each […]

Include A Cutting Garden In Your Landscape Plans

In winter, you have to depend on your local florist for the cut flowers to add fragrance, color and beauty to your home. Those flowers were flown in from someplace warm and then transported by truck from a wholesaler to your retail florist. That’s hardly sustainable for the environment. When planning your landscape improvement projects […]