June Tips of the Month

June Tips of the Month

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All Seasons Design and Development Services

Planting Design

It’s no secret that proper planning yields greater results.  You wouldn’t build your home without a design, why should your landscape be any different?

If you’re thinking about updating, spot planting, making over or creating a new landscape, consider the benefits of professional landscape design first:

*Design to your budget

*Know what it will look like before a single shovel is moved

*Create a harmonious theme to build on, to avoid costly mistakes!

 

 

Maintenance

Summer RoseFertilize actively growing plants such as roses, lawns, annual flowers, vegetables, and container plants.

Treat Iron Deficiencies with chelated iron and/or soil acidifiers (found at most nurseries or home improvement stores).

Most soil on the central coast tends to be on the alkaline side of the pH scale (over pH 7).  With a pH over 7.5, iron and some other minerals become insoluble and plants are unable to absorb them.

 

GardeniaApplication of a soil acidifier will bring these minerals back into a soluble state so they can be utilized by the plant.

Lack of iron causes leaves to lose their green color (decreased chlorophyll production), starting at the outer edge and progressing inward (a condition called chlorosis).

Leaf veins usually remain green and the newest leaves are the most affected.  Gardenias, citrus, and azaleas are examples of plants that commonly exhibit iron deficiency.

 

 

Plant Summer Vegetables and Herbs

 

Now is the time to sow seeds of beans, corn, cucumber, New Zealand spinach, okra, pumpkins, and summer and winter squash.

Set out transplants of cucumbers, eggplant, melons, peppers, and tomatoes.

Plant herb starts such as lemon balm, mints, dill, cilantro, thyme and many more during this season.

It is also a good time to plant subtropicals such as bougainvillea, trumpet vine (Distictis), banana, philodendron, bird of paradise, and hibiscus.

Herb planting

 

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