Category Archives: Tips of the Month

March Tips of the Month

Welcome Spring! Welcome Spring PLANTING Plant Perennials and Cutting Flowers- Early spring is one of the best times to get perennials started in the garden, such as columbine, correa, lavender, penstemon, phygelius, rosemary, salvia, and yarrow.  It is also time to sow flower seeds such as asters, cosmos, cleomes, lobelias, lunarias, marigolds, nicotianas, sunflowers and…
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February Tips of the Month

DORMANT SPRAY FRUIT TREES Pests that appear on lush new spring growth are eliminated or greatly reduced by properly applying dormant sprays now.  They effectively kill the over wintering eggs of aphids, mites, most scales, plus many other pests and some plant diseases that are now in their most vulnerable stage. For most fruit trees…
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December Tips of the Month

Save Water During the Winter Months Installing a rain sensor to your existing irrigation controller can reduce your water bill during the rainy season.  The Hunter Mini-Clik Rain Sensor hydrates and dehydrates at the same rate as soil and is adjustable to detect 1/8”-1” of rainfall.  When it rains it will shut your system down…
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November Tips of the Month

Planting Plant Cool-Season Annuals - Consider adding early blooming annuals such as dianthus, Iceland poppies, pansies, snapdragons, violas and ornamental cabbage.  For shady areas set out cyclamen, and English & fairy primroses. Fall Veggies – It’s a good time to start winter crop vegetable like kale, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, sprouts, lettuce, radishes and any…
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