Lawns This fall we have been fighting again the sod webworm issue. As with last fall the nasty worms have eaten many of lawns in this area. One notices large brown areas and upon closer inspection see the blades of the grass eaten. The adult stage of the worm can many times be seen flying out of the lawn in … Read More
Amaryllis Quick Tips: Planting Period: October until the end of April. Flowering Period: Late December until the end of June. Flowering time is 7-10 weeks. Larger bulbs produce more flowers. Always store un-planted bulbs in a cool place between 40-50 deg. F. Amaryllis-One of a Kind Of all flowering bulbs, amaryllis are the easiest to bring to bloom. This can … Read More
Many vegetables are well adapted to planting in the summer for fall harvest, which will extend the gardening season so you can continue to harvest fresh produce after earlier crops have finished producing. The fall harvest can be extended even further if you protect the plants from early frosts or plant them in cold frames or hotbeds. Many cool-season vegetables, … Read More
Fall is right around the corner and it is a glorious time. The countryside is virtually exploding with oranges, reds, golds and yellows. This is a great time of the year to enjoy the out-of-doors. It is also a great time for fall gardens as autumn mums and perennials finish the season with a flourish.
It’s always a shame that just when your window box has reached their peak of fullness and color, autumn sneaks in and nips at the foliage and flowers, signaling it’s time to clean them out. Or is it? This season, try extending the life of your window boxes, so you can appreciate their beauty year-round, each time you glance out your … Read More
As your lawn endures the trials of job this summer – drought, pestilence and disease – you must hold to the hope that there is a lush, green turf on the other side of this summer. Has your spring turf been reduced to an arid, brown toasty color? If not, you might want to submit your water bills for federal … Read More
For your Lawn Water deep and infrequently during the summer months. One inch of water early in the day about once a week is adequate. Help your lawn out by changing direction when mowing. Travel north to south on one mowing and east to west on the next cutting. In late August, prepare the lawn areas for seeding tall fescue … Read More
Are you overloaded with new ideas for perennial beds and borders after visiting friends or public display gardens? Seen lots of unfamiliar and interesting new plants at the nursery? If so, fall is an excellent time to prepare fall garden beds for planting now or in the spring. The cooler temperatures, weaker sunlight and shorter days of fall mean less energy … Read More