Autumn in Missouri is packed full with pumpkins, sweaters, fall colors, and apple cider. But, one adventure that you should add to your autumn to-do list is a visit to the garden center. With the warmer days and cooler nights, fall creates the perfect environment for planting. And, most importantly, for creating root growth.
Autumn allergies abound this time of the year and the leading plant to take the blame is goldenrod. But, my friends, goldenrod is not the culprit of your sniffles and sneezles. In a case of mistaken identity, goldenrod takes the full blame for fall time hay-fever. The real culprit hides, camouflaged, behind the blooming beauty that is goldenrod. What is behind your autumn misery? Ragweed.
Autumn is the perfect time to plant. It’s also a great time to re-evaluate your garden and landscape. It’s the time of year to openly gawk at your garden and ask yourself, what is missing now and what was missing this past summer. Find out how to improve your garden and extend its season with these 5 tips.
Overwatering is a common reason why newly planted trees and shrubs die and need to be replaced. I can’t begin to tell you how many people have come to me with plant replacement needs and the first thing said is that they’ve been watering on a regular basis. Trust me when I say I believe you! In fact, you’ve probably watered your plant to death. Overwatering is extremely easy to do.
It’s the season of spectacular garden bloom. The time of year to lounge in your lawn chair – or living room recliner, no judgment here – and enjoy the beauty of all your hard work. Despite all the color in the garden, though, the plant that stands out above the rest is the hydrangea. The large clusters of blooms send a clear message that summer has arrived, and pool parties must commence.
Many gardeners steer clear of roses in an attempt to avoid the difficulties that may come with growing them. However, in 2000, a rose became available that was low maintenance and disease resistant. Knock Out Roses soon became a landscapers dream and a customer favorite. But, in recent years, the brand and shrub roses alike have taken a tremendous hit. Despite bouncing back from our recent harsh winter, Knock Out Roses one nemesis can still take them out – Rose Rosette
Ever wondered how much water to give your newly planted trees and shrubs and how long you need to keep watering? Curious why you should put mulch around your plants – other than because it looks awesome? Not certain when you should fertilize or prune your plants? Find it all out here!