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Landscape Cleanup Continues

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

We have had some good weather to begin our fall clean efforts in the home landscape and days where it has been too cold and rainy to get out in the yard as we have wanted. Those days have allowed us to see what else will need to be done before the "snow flies" Client calls to the Master Gardeners has been the that gardeners have seen an abundance of weeds in their beds as they have begun the annua...

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Yellowing needles on our evergreens

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

It happens every year as fall begins to arrive, yellowing needles on our evergreens. This year you can see a lot more of this as our evergreens prepare for winter, adjusting for our hot, dry summer. All our needle evergreens maintain several years' worth of needles in any year. Pines for example will typically keep three years of needles where spruce likely keep four years of needles. When ther...

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Soil Tests, Composting and Spring Bulbs

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path There are still many activities in the yard that could be covered, I picked three this week. Fall has been the best time to take a soil test to find out more about what your plants, all of your plants, get to grow in and what major nutrients are available. Fall is preferred as the soil has reacted to anything you have put down during the growing season and the result...

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