In our last blog, we talked about soil types affecting the availability and uptake of plant nutrients. Sandy soils , which drain quickly, may not have sufficient N, P and K due to leaching, as the water rapidly leaves a sand area. Over the years rains can remove a lot of nutrients from a porous area to the garden. Regular watering is needed to establish new trees and may move materials away also, from sandy planting mix. If you could see a cross section of the soil draining, the water you are applying moves rapidly out of the sand in a more pointed, dagger like profile.
Early spring is the time to fertilize the evergreen trees of your privacy screen. Visiting our clients sites over the last 3 years, we see most Living Fence evergreens need fertilization. The past few rainy years has most likely leached most of the nitrogen from our garden soils. One year we even had 70 … Continue reading Evergreen Tree Fertilization
Over 20 years ago, we experimented with different soil types and potting mixtures for organic soil amendments. Leafgro, which is manufactured by the state of Maryland, has proven to be an excellent addition to our planting medium. Leafgro is made of leaves and grass clippings collected from the surrounding cities. Then professionally recycled into Leafgro … Continue reading Organic Soil Amendments
Late August through mid October is the ideal time for lawn rejuvenation in our transition zone. Wait until after a rain to core-aerate or verti-slice the cool season turf grass areas. This way, the soil is soft enough for the machine to penetrate 1/2″ to 1″ deep for the seed prep work. Soil to seed … Continue reading Fall – A Time for Lawn Maintenance
Consistently monitoring your watering is one of the most important things you can do for the success of your Living Fence.
Late August through mid October is the ideal time for lawn rejuvenation.
Drip irrigation for living fence of evergreen trees.
By practicing good environmental stewardship we can reduce fertilizer runoff into our creeks, rivers and Chesapeake Bay.