Let’s talk about green. The color of the landscape? The stuff in your wallet?
Either way, it starts with something pretty simple: Plant something.
Nothing but good things happen when you do.
A beautiful landscape can add 15 percent to the value of your home (and help you sell it faster too).
A few well-placed trees can also cut down on your energy costs.
Plants can even improve your health and make your neighborhood friendlier.
So spend a little time with us and discover all the great reasons you and
the rest of New Jersey should go out and PLANT SOMETHING!
Keep your house plants and containers watered and fertilized. The hotter it is the more water they will need. Deadhead your container plants and remove faded blooms from your perennials when they’re done flowering. Watch out for pest problems and treat right away. Continue to water any newly planted perennials.
Don’t mow wet grass, leave clippings on lawn. Clippings return nitrogen to the soil and do not cause thatch build up. A total of one inch of water per week is ideal.Water two to three times a week for about 30 minutes. Water in the morning. Insects are most active in the warmer months, apply insect control as needed. Harvest spring planted vegetables and replant with summer vegetables. Keep a watch out for pests in the vegetable beds.
Watch for black spot and powdery mildew on roses, treat accordingly. Use pliers to pull up woody seedling and weeds. Grip stem at base, twist and pull straight up. Do this after a rain or water the day before. This will make the job a lot easier. Apply second application of weed preventer to flower beds to control later germinating weeds. Fertilizer spring flowering shrubs when they’re finished blooming. Trim evergreen hedges, remove only the new growth.
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