Gardening 101

How To Plant

How To Pot A Plant

Step 1: Choose a Pot!

  • Make sure the pot has a hole 

  • Pot should be neither too big or too small; roughly 2" bigger around is preferable

Step 2: Plant your plant!

  • Make sure you put a pot chip or some rocks at the bottom to help with drainage. 

  • Use a good quality, well-drained potting soil.

  • Never put any soil on top of the root ball; leave it slightly above soil level

Step 3: Fertilize!

  • Use a good control release fertilizer, we like Nutricote

Step 5: Water!

  • Water your plant thoroughly till water runs out of the pot

  • Water plant as needed. There's no answer for exactly how often to water your plant; it depends on the type of your plant and the conditions of your plants location.

How To Plant A Tree

Step 1: Site prep! 

  • Clear area of debris & grass (2' perimeter) 

  • Loosen & turn soil; add soil conditioner & top soil

Step 2: Dig hole!

  • Use the nursery pot to gauge how deep the hole should be; top of root ball should be 2" ABOVE soil level

  • Make hole wide enough so that loose, soft soil can surround the root ball

Step 3: Plant it! 

  • *Double check planting depth

  • Always make sure plant is thoroughly watered BEFORE you plant

  • Back fill hole with fresh soil 

Step 4: Fertilize!

  • Use a good control release fertilizer, we like Harrell's Super Green

Step 5: Mulch!

  • Use a good quality mulch like cypress or pine needle; make sure not to go too thick or too close to the trunk.

  • This helps suppress weeds, retain water, and keeps the grass from growing up to the plant ( NEVER weed-eat around the trunk-if you nik the bark it can be FATAL!)

Step 6: Water!

  • Make sure to thoroughly water plant in; really soak that root ball.

  • Make sure to check the plant daily and check the actual root ball, if it is dry water! (VERY IMPORTANT for the first year of planting; you do not want your new roots to suffer)

Insect ID / Control

Disease Control

Lawn Care

Lawn care can be one of the most tricky aspects of curb appeal. Different seasons come with different problems and obstacles.

January-February- Lawn should be dormant. Monitor for fungus, during warm winters you can spray for weeds. 

March- Apply pre-emergent weed granules, spray liquid herbicides for weeds in the lawn

April- Mid April weed and feed if necessary, if not use a regular fertilizer with iron. Resume watering schedule to keep your lawn hydrated.

May- Monitor weather. If we are wet apply fungicide as a preventative. You can still spray for weeds if we are below 85 degrees.

June-August- Monitor lawn for insect damage, chinch bugs and sod webworm love hot weather. Keep lawn hydrated. Mild fertilizers like milorganite can be used.

September- When temperatures are below 85 degrees it is safe to spray for

 

weeds again. In the end of September you can put down your winterizer. 

October- Put down your pre-emergent granules to prevent winter and spring weeds.

November- December- Grass will begin to go dormant, monitor for fungus and spray weeds as necessary.

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