Leave the last blooms in the fall on the plant to form hips. This will slow growth and help them go dormant. Continue to spray with fungicide until the leaves drop. Rake off and remove all leaves from the rose bed to prevent diseases from harboring over winter. Do not compost these leaves, they may contain fungi. Apply a dormant spray or oil to help get rid of diseases that might return in the spring.
Even during winter, your roses need water to keep them healthy and prevent them from drying out. If there is no rain or snow for more than a few weeks, you should plan to water.
Roses do not need to be trimmed unless they are liable to be damaged by winter winds. Cover the crown of the plant with a soil mound about six inches high, then cover the entire plant and soil mound with hay, straw or a commercial plant cover.
Roses in containers can stand temperatures down to 28 F without protection or covering. If the temperature drops below this, move the containers into an unheated shelter. Be sure they are not near a window where warm sunlight might start plants growing. Water lightly enough so the soil doesn't dry out. Don't fertilize during the winter. When warm weather comes again put the containers outside and care for them as before.
For those grid locked in hardscapes in need of some color to brighten up the cement, mother nature is here to help. One can build their own seasonal garden to brighten up even the dullest of areas. All that is needed is an ideal spot to showcase your creation and we can supply the rest. We can plant up as well as deliver or for the handy home owner we can just be used as a supplier. Our staff will be more than happy to aid you in your selection of plant material by giving the best advice we have. Make your own portable garden today and it will shorely give your guests something to talk about. For any questions please feel free to leave a reply below or leave a comment on our Facebook post.
During the dogs days of summer a small fortune is often spent on trying to keep cool and get out of the heat. Why not save on those electricity bills and invest in a shade tree. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the net cooling effect of a young healthy tree is equivalent to 10 room size air- conditioners operating for 20 hours a day. This can reduce energy use in a home by as much as 30% and reduce surrounding air temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Not only will it help cool your house but it will make your yard bearable when the temperature is very high. Using a deciduous tree will also allow for the sun to pass through and warm the home during the winter since it drops its leafs. Pictured above is an October glory maple which, as its name suggests, boasts a gorgeous bright red fall color. A large growing maple with very dense foliage and a very strong root system to ensure the plant will stay upright in the worst of storms. The upfront cost of a large shade tree may be expensive but it has to be viewed as an investment. The money saved for the home owner during the trees lifetime will far outweigh the initial cost of planting the tree. Come to our nursery when you decide its time to start saving on your cooling bills and we will be more than happy in aiding you in the selection of a shade tree that best fits you. We carry an extensive selection from young to mature trees to accommodate all the different landscape needs. For any questions please feel free to leave a reply below or comment on our Facebook post.
Nothing quite adds the finishing touch to a landscape like cedar mulch. The visual benefits of this product are well known but few are educated on the total package of benefits cedar mulch provides. Cedar mulch is essential in a new landscape simply because it provides a natural weed barrier and aids greatly in water retention which is priority number one for a new landscape. Now there are numerous types of mulch out on the market today such as cypress mulch and hardwood mulch but we carry as well as recommend taking the cedar mulch route. Unlike hardwood mulch which attracts insects the cedar mulch will actually repel those pesky critters from your planting bed. In terms of longevity, cedar lasts longer than other types of mulch before it completely breaks down, saving you time and money. During the long winter months cedar mulch will provide a much needed barrier to insulate the plants roots and protect them from freezing. We currently stock red, black and brown cedar mulch simply because it is the best product around. Come and get your mulch today to add numerous benefits to your planting bed. For any questions please feel free to leave a reply below or a comment on our Facebook post.
Every one knows about spring blooms with the standard azalea but for a true display of color one needs a variety of plants with different bloom periods to ensure the perfect yard will always a focal point with a display of flowers. Being as most trees and shrubs bloom in the spring one should make it a priority to have a summer blooming plant. Some summer bloomers consist of the crepe myrtle, stewartia (shown above) and a southern magnolia. A stewartia is a very slow growing deciduous tree that is one of the last of the season to flower. A stewartia boasts stunning bark which exfoliates in strips of orange grey and reddish brown which gives it year round interest. An infrequent tree which will surely spark a conversation in your landscape. Also known for its "stunning" reddish orange fall color as quoted by our store manager Paul. For those who envy unusual trees with numerous visual benefits this is the plant for you. Come in today to add that missing component of summer color to your landscape and we will be more then happy to aid the plant selection process. For any questions please feel free to leave a reply below or a comment on our Facebook post.
Nothing quite completes a landscape on a hot summer day like trickling water. A water feature can add visual benefits to your landscape like no other. An element of tranquility can be introduced with the soothing noise of running water. To create a peaceful area to get away from a hectic lifestyle and get closer to another one of natures wonderful elements come and check out our unique selection, which range from bird baths to fountains to customizable ponds.
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