Each year when the spring approaches many people sit down to puzzle out what new treasures they will add to their yards. I usually pick one or two perennials to go with the annuals and vegetables that I buy for my yard. Any yard, no matter the size, can pack a lot of color and … Read more
I am not a particular fan of winter but there are some aspects of it that I find interesting. After a recent snow fall I found multiple tracks in the snow. There was a hide and seek quality to following the tracks, under bushes, behind trees—where will they show up next? It is interesting that … Read more
Deer, rabbits, mice, and voles have the potential to cause considerable damage to our trees and shrubs throughout the winter months. Few things are as pleasant as enjoying a cup of coffee while looking out the window and watching deer pass through our landscape. However, every rose has its thorns – deer love … Read more
One of the best and safest methods to control mite and scale insects that damage trees is with the use of horticulture (dormant) oils. Horticultural oils are very effective for controlling soft-bodied insects and over-wintering egg masses before the insects damage your applicable plants. Scale insects, mites, gall forming insects, cankerworms, mealy bugs, and … Read more
In order to maintain a tree’s desired branching structure, health, and appearance, it is necessary to utilize the practice of dormant pruning. This type of pruning can be done when the plant is dormant, typically from late fall to early spring. The appropriate time … Read more
Dormant Pruning – How To Maintain Your Plant’s Health During The Dormant Season
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