5 COMMON QUESTIONS AT THE NURSERY THIS SEASON
CAN I STILL PLANT TREES AND SHRUBS?
Yes, now is a great time to plant. Remember that any newly planted tree, shrub, or perennial will need to be watered more often because their root system still has not reached out into the surrounding soil. Remember to use Root Stimulator (B-1) when planting.
SHOULD I PRUNE MY TREES AND SHRUBS NOW?
We recommend doing the majority of pruning in the early spring (March). If you want to remove complete branches or dead flowers now is fine to prune. We do not recommend pruning "to shape" as a cold, dry winter can cause die-back and your efforts are wasted. Watch our newsletter for our spring pruning class in March.
CAN I PLANT GRASS SEED NOW?
It is getting a little late to plant grass seed. These warm temperatures could change at any time and the tiny new seedlings could die.
DO I NEED TO WATER DURING THE WINTER?
Definitely!!! The weather is very warm for this time of year and most of the plant material has not gone dormant yet, which means it still needs water. Even when your irrigation system is turned off you may need to drag a few hoses. It's best that your plants go into winter moist, not dry.
SHOULD I PRUNE MY GRASSES BACK?
At Landsystems we feel the most beautiful time of year for grasses to steal the show is during the winter when they have their seed head still on. There are not many plants that offer such a year round show. Picture your grasses, with a dusting of snow, blowing gracefully in the wind... Beautiful! Wait until early spring just before the new grass blades start to emerge to prune.
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