HOW TO TRANSPLANT

HOW TO TRANSPLANT You’ve invested time and money in your landscape, but landscapes evolve and mature over the years. At some point you may need to make changes. These changes could include moving established trees or shrubs. Reasons to Relocate a Tree or Shrub Transplanting mature trees and shrubs is possible, although the process is…

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TRANSPLANT?

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TRANSPLANT? While it is technically true that all plants can be transplanted, it is equally true that some do not like to be moved once established. Younger plants transplant better than older, shrubs better than trees, and deciduous plants better than evergreens. Observing a few guidelines will ensure that…

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PESTS

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PESTS Bagworms Bagworms are caterpillars that form a small bag or cocoon-like pouch that hangs down on the leaves and branches of shrubs and trees. The bags are made of silk, with bits of twigs and leaves interwoven to disguise and strengthen the bag. The larvae or caterpillar eats…

PLANT WITH CONFIDENCE

PLANT WITH CONFIDENCE What you’ll need: Good sturdy shovel A+ Planting Mix Plant Food Pruners or a knife Mulch Garden hose Watering wand Dig a hole that is slightly shallower and at least 6” wider than the root ball on all sides. Plant a little high!  Mix your existing soil with a soil conditioner such…

10 STEPS TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL CONTAINER GARDEN

10 STEPS TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL CONTAINER GARDEN             When designing your plant combination, you may want to use the ‘thrillers, fillers and spillers’ method. Thrillers are plants that add height, such as fountain grass, spikes or tall bloomers like XL Dahlias or Salvia. Fillers are the plants that will stay a medium height and…

EIGHT TIPS TO SUCCESSFULLY GROW HERBS

EIGHT TIPS TO SUCCESSFULLY GROW HERBS Give Them Some Sun – Most herbs thrive in six hours or more of sun per day. An exception is basil, which prefers a little shade. Condition Your Soil – Fertile soil and drainage are very important because you want to harvest as much as possible. If you’re planting…

HOW TO PLANT A GARLIC SEED

HOW TO PLANT A GARLIC SEED Why grow garlic at home? Because its creamy, nut-like, fresh-from-the-garden-flavor is heavenly! Garlic is easy to grow and produces numerous bulbs after a long growing season. It is frost tolerant. Beyond its intense flavor and culinary uses, “the stinking rose” is good in the garden as an insect repellent…

HOW TO PLANT A POTATO SEED

HOW TO PLANT A POTATO SEED A+ Garden center offers several of the tastiest fingerling, traditional baking and red potato varieties. This half hardy vegetable is a culinary staple and yet is overlooked by many backyard gardeners. The taste and texture of home-grown potatoes are far superior to store bought, especially the early varieties. They…

HOW TO PLANT AN ONION SEED

HOW TO PLANT AN ONION SEED Onions are a cool-season crop, easy to grow because of their hardiness. We carry onion sets, which can be planted without worry of frost damage and have a higher success rate than direct seed. Sets are onions that were harvested prematurely and stored over winter. Another option we carry,…