YOUR MID OCTOBER GARDEN CHECKLIST
Fall/Winter vegetable plantings are in full swing. If you’re unsure of dates-click on link to our planting schedule:
Fall Planting Dates
Fall/Winter annual and perennials arriving for planting now:Petunias,Geraniums,Alyssum,Lobelia,Snapdragons…as the weather cools, more and more varieties come on line. Be sure your soil is well prepared and use Starter Fertilizer to insure quick growth!!
Winter lawn installation: For tips on how to install:
Tips For Planting A Lawn
If your lawn is planted and growing be sure to fertilize after 2nd mowing! Use 21-7-14 fertilizer for best cool season results
Watch for caterpillars on your winter leafy vegetables, Geraniums, Passion vines…If you see lots of pretty butterflies around-get ready!! Use
b.t. thuricide, dipel dust or spinosad for best and safest results .
ADJUST YOUR WATERING SCHEDULES!!!We are seeing lots of over-watered plants right now-although it has been warmer than normal it is nowhere near as warm as it was this summer. You can probably cut your watering about 50% from where it was at the peak of summer!
Sow wildflower and sweet pea seeds Now!
Be sure to listen to “IN THE GARDEN” on KTAR 92.3 fm every Saturday morning at 8am for more tips and answers to your garden problems. Click on the following for a 20% discount on the weekly product mentioned in the tip:
Rosie On The House Garden Tip Coupon
Dwarf Citrus Have Arrived
Another sign that Fall is here and it is time to plant-Our Fall shipment of dwarf citrus is in! From Navel Oranges to Kafir Limes, the selection is fantastic. Dwarf Citrus are the perfect size tree for most back yards and patios-you’ll never have to worry about how and when to prune citrus-one of our most asked questions-if you plant a tree that fits the space more correctly!
You can also plant more than one tree in a grouping and make your own “fruit cocktail” tree! If you want to have a great looking landscape and “eat it too”-consider adding dwarf citrus to accomplish both!
Speaking of edible landscape: We have another Edible landscape class this Saturday at 9am at our Mesa location-Click the following link for details!:Edible Landscape Class.
SPECIAL ORDER FRUIT TREE PROGRAM CONTINUES
There is still time to order deciduous fruit trees (until November 11th) for planting this winter. If you want to be sure and get the exact variety of peach, apple, pear, etc.. be sure and get in and let us place your order now!!! Have your shade and eat it too!!!
The weather is getting better day by day and we hope you’re starting to get out and enjoy the garden-don’t really call your landscape a garden? We can help. Give us a call or come on by. We can help you in store or send out one of our landscape designers to evaluate your “GARDEN” and help you make it exactly that-A Garden Not Just A Yard!! Looking forward to seeing you out in it! Good Growin’.