May Garden Tips

Water, water, water, as often as daily for new plants and almost all plants in pots. The rest of the garden generally needs one inch of water every week – whether from rain or from the gardener. Remember to water deeply, not superficially, because deep watering encourages deeper roots and more drought-resistant plants. Weed regularly, […]

Fescue Lawn Care Calendar

A month-by-month guide on how to keep your cool season fescue grass healthy and looking it’s best year round! February Do a quick soil pH test – the goal pH is 6.5. Apply Mag-I-Cal (lime) if needed. First crabgrass pre-emergent application. Use Jonathan Green Green-Up & Crabgrass Pre-Emergent March  Apply broadleaf weed control. Recommend: Jonathan Green […]

April Garden Tips

Ornamental Trees and Shrubs Plant trees, shrubs perennials and annuals now. Examine shrubs for winter injury. Prune out all dead and weakened wood. Prune spring flowering shrubs such as Azaleas and Camellias after they finish blooming. Begin planting out summer bulbs such as caladiums, gladiolus and calla lily Lawns Continue broadleaf weed control – Bonide […]

November Gardening Tips

Apply your third application of fertilizer to fescue lawns now.  Use Jonathan Green Winter Survival Fertilizer. Covering ponds with bird netting will prevent predatory birds from attacking your fish and will keep leaves from fouling the water. Rotting organic matter can cause oxygen depletion and can kill your fish. Continue to water throughout fall, especially evergreens […]