Seasonal Tips

Clay, Friend or Foe?

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Clay, Friend or Foe?
Whether it is sticking to your boots, shovel, or causing puddles due to poor drainage, clay gets a bad rap.
 
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Tips for Successful Transplanting

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Early spring and late fall are optimal times to transplant, when plants are dormant or nearing dormancy.

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Fall Gardening Essentials

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Fall is nearing and it is time to prepare our yards and gardens for winter.  There are numerous things you should address before the weather takes a potential turn for the worse, so we will briefly discuss a couple of these items..

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Why Fall Rye?

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If your vegetable garden is going to sit dormant over the winter, think about planting a cover crop like Fall Rye.  Fall Rye can be planted from September to early November. Sow after you have cleared your garden plot of all plants.  The additon of a cover crop can improve soil drainage, increase nitrogen, increase microbial activity, choke out weeds, and help with soil erosion.  

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Potting Mix

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Garden soil, manure and topsoil are not meant to be used in planters as they are. These materials are too heavy, they dry out quickly, and they do not allow the flow of oxygen to the plants roots... MORE

Fertilizing Rhododendrons and Azaleas

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March is a great time to fertilize any spring flowering plants in your garden, such as rhododendrons and azaleas. We suggest that you feed your rhodos and azaleas 4-5 times between March and July... MORE

Steps for Seeding or Sodding a New Lawn

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Initial preparation is the most important step! 1. Prepare seed bed with 4” – 6” of soil: Deluxe Garden Soil, or Blended Soil, or a combination of the above with i. Premium Mix, ii. Fish Compost, iii. Soil Amender, or iv. Fine or medium sand...... MORE