Holly Berry Time

   The late spring is the time every year when the Nellie Stevens holly creates new berries. The hollies are cross pollinated by the bees. Hollies that have pollinated flowers  will develop small green berries that will grow and become  red in the fall. The formation of berries requires plant energy and the holly will … Continue reading Holly Berry Time

Fall – A Time for Lawn Maintenance

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

Can Living Fence Privacy Screening Enhance Property Value?

Creating privacy screening can provide enormous curb appeal. Not only do the current owners benefit from the beauty and privacy provided by the living fence, but buyers prefer private outdoor living spaces. Neighborhoods are squeezing homes on smaller lots which means privacy is lacking for all the homeowners.  No one wants to be looking straight … Continue reading Can Living Fence Privacy Screening Enhance Property Value?

Bagworm Control

Bagworms are easy to control when they are young and there is minimal damage to the plant. Look for bagworms in late June. Use the Fourth of July as a reminder date. The bagworms will be very small at this time and are easy to stop with most any product. They may be as small as a … Continue reading Bagworm Control