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Summer 2023 Drought

Currently we are in a severe drought and plants that are 2 -3 years old will also need watering, along with any new plantings. Mature trees could also benefit from some watering. It is suggested an inch of water per week would be best. Evergreens do not wilt like other trees do, so they will not show signs of needing watering, but they do. In particular, Arbor Vitaes always need watering during hot, dry summers. It is best to water early in the morning or later in the evening, once it has cooled down. Water around the base of the plant, do not spray the leaves on the trees; when it is hot, water on the leaves could scorch them. Remember, leaves do not absorb water, the roots of the trees do!

Fungus In My Mulch?

Is there fungus in your mulch? The answer is there is likely some in any organic mulch. Fungus is a part of it, especially if it is something natural like wood chips, leaf mulch, or compost mulch. There are a couple of ways to get rid of it, and some are not harmful.

April (and March) Showers Bring May Flowers

While the temperature has dropped temporarily, spring is already on its way! Now is the time to start looking at seeding and planting, as well as controlling unwanted growth.