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    Now is the time…

    by  • February 1, 2015 • In the Garden, In the Greenery, In the Orchard, In the Shed

    Trees are blooming, bulbs are emerging or blooming, insects are working and now is the time prevent a few things…

    Fireblight – a disease that causes black leaves and flower tips on Pears, Apples, Crabapples, Hawthorn, Pyracantha and more. The bacteria that makes this happen enters the plants through the flowers and new leaf shoots in the spring but symptoms (dark brown to black dieback) do not show up for a few months. Prevent this now by spraying select fungicides only a couple times during bloom and thereafter. Drop by the nursery to find out what to spray and when.
    Unwanted fruit – Flowering Plums, Flowering Pears, Olives and many more trees produce fruit that is a nuisance. You can spray Florel during bloom to prevent almost all of this fruit from developing this year.

    Worms on Winter Veggies – monitor and prevent the green caterpillars that eat your cabbage, kale, brussel sprouts and more. Pick up our Cabbage Looper trap, put up near the plants and monitor for adult butterflies. Once they are present, spray with your desired insecticide (organic solutions available!) and save your crops!!

    Peach Twig Borer – overwinters in crotches of limbs then emerges in spring to bore into tips of branches. Adults moths fly in summer and fall laying eggs. If you have a severe infestation it will be beneficial to spray Spinosad and dormant oil before buds open or just spinosad during bloom and a week after to kill any overwintering worms. In early summer put up our Peach Twig Borer trap to monitor and trap adult moths through the summer and fall.

    Fall Lawn Care

    by  • October 18, 2014 • Adria's Garden Blog, In the Garden, In the Shed

    Did you know that Fall is the best time to plant or reseed a lawn? The cooler weather of autumn inhibits weed growth as well as demanding less water to plant or maintain a lawn. This means it’s EASIER! Fall is also the best time to do any maintenance such as dethatching, fertilizing, etc. A little extra work on the lawn now will ensure a prettier, healthier lawn next summer. Here’s what we recommend:



    Encouraging Beneficial Insects

    by  • March 27, 2013 • Adria's Garden Blog, In the Garden, In the Shed, Uncategorized, You can Grow That!

    I wanted to write about encouraging beneficial insects in your yard. It is easy enough but frustrating to release something like Ladybugs in your garden only to find that a few days later they have all wandered away! There’s a few reasons why they do…

    1. Not enough to feed on

    Yes, if an insect predator like Ladybugs, Lacewing or Praying Mantis do not have enough food (insects) in your yard they will move elsewhere to find them. This is something that is out of your control since you definitely don’t want to purposely infest your yard with aphids!

    2. Not enough cover