Why do I like the Nellie Stevens Holly ...let me count the ways. The Nellie Stevens is denser than most upright pyramidal hollies. It responds well to pruning, creating additional lateral tip buds at each pruning cut. Nellie Stevens hollies tolerate wet feet well. At our evergreen tree farm in Damascus, Maryland, the clay soils are … Continue reading Nellie Stevens Holly
It is very IMPORTANT that you FREQUENTLY check the soil moisture content at the base of each evergreen tree.
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
This time of year is when the Nellie Stevens Holly casts off any damaged leaves from last year, those are the yellow leaves you see falling to the ground.
Fall is a great time for planting. As temperatures cool, transplanting is less stressful on plants as they slowly become dormant with less active new growth.
Consistently monitoring your watering is one of the most important things you can do for the success of your Living Fence.
Drip irrigation for living fence of evergreen trees.
Japanese beetles directly damage landscape plants as adults while the larvae (grubs) damage turf grass.
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