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!
Cutting off all dead flowers and leaves on your annuals, not only keeps them looking good it encourage repeat blooming. Turn hanging baskets and containers to keep flowers growing evenly. Fertilize weekly and water daily, in really hot dry weather water twice a day. Also deadhead your perennials to neaten up the flower garden. If there is no rain apply one inch of water to flower beds weekly.
DFor fresh bouquets cut flowers early in the morning. Fertilize roses and treat for Japanese beetles. Handpick them or repel them with neem oil. Prune shrubs after they finish flowering. Remove suckers (sprouts around base of trees and on trunks) from ornamental fruit trees, Crape Myrtles, crabapples. Water lawn deeply, twice a week in the morning for 45 min, encouraging deep root growth.
Harvest vegetable crops as they mature, fresh veggies taste great on the grill. Start seeds of broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, kale for a fall vegetable crop.Weeding is best done after watering or a good rain, it’s easier to pull weeds out. Use organic fertilize in the vegetable garden. Don’t fertilize cucumbers you will only end up with all leaves and no cukes.
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