1. Proper Watering – This is the most important of all. Water slow and deep to make sure at least one inch of water is applied to all established lawn and landscape plants for our long hot summers. Smaller bedding plants such as annual color and perennial beds will require a second supplemental watering since they have a smaller root system.
In the plant world, the most common way to win the game of life is “grab the sunlight before your neighbors.” The tips of the branches produce a hormone that … Read More
Last year I planted my hummingbird and butterfly garden with over 30 milkweed, Turks cap, passion vine and native lantana. It grew beautifully in the back corner of my yard, … Read More
Valentine’s Day is a time to remember our loved ones with candy and flowers. It also is the perfect time to prune roses. Late January to mid February is the … Read More
Do: Sharpen your Garden Tools – mower blades, pruning clippers, loppers, etc. Trim Shade Trees – woody shrubs, including roses Be Armed and Ready – keep a close eye on … Read More
Do you have a gardener in your family that you just don’t know what to buy them? Think about a new pair of pruners. Or rose gloves that reach up … Read More
It seems everywhere I turn I see bugs. Chinch bugs in the grass, worms eating bougainvilleas, scale on irises and lilies, mealy bugs on tropicals. To spray, or not to … Read More
A Few Summer Tips If your watering hose is in the sun, make sure to let the water run through for a little while before watering your plants. Hot hoses … Read More