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  • 29 Jul

    black spot

    What Causes Black Spots on Rose Bush Leaves? Many frustrated gardeners wonder, “What causes black spots on rose bush leaves?” Black spot and roses usually go hand in hand. In fact, many roses get a little black spot, which can even be tolerated to some degree without any harm to plants. ...
  • 29 Jul

    Summer Lawn Care

    Summer is a maintenance season for lawns. If spring lawn care is about getting your lawn healthy and green, summer lawn care is about KEEPING it healthy while temperatures soar and rainfall becomes a fleeting memory. It’s also about maintaining a lawn that can withstand all the barbecues, games, ...
  • 29 Jul

    Summer Lawn and Garden Dos

    Change Your Timing: Don’t garden by the calendar – garden by your climate. Warm-season vegetables like temperatures in the 80s F while cool-season veggies like temperatures in the 60s-70s F. If you live in hotter climates, plan a spring garden and fall garden (and even winter in some places), ...
  • 29 Jul

    Summer Lawn and Garden Don’ts

    Summer Lawn and Garden Don’ts When temperatures are above the 90° mark, the following lawn and garden chores are best left undone: Applying Horticultural Oils: At temperatures above 85° F or so, horticultural oils are likely to sauté your veggies before you pick them. Fertilizing Plants: Your ...
  • 29 Jul

    july to do

    Trees and Shrubs Prune dead and damaged branches. Remove suckers by yanking downward. Stop pruning flowering shrubs until spring. Nonblooming hedges can be trimmed as needed. Deadhead roses for continued blooming. Apply chelated iron to deficient plants. Stop fertilizing trees and shrubs. ...
  • 29 Jul

    july issues

    July can be an active month for pest problems and disease issues in the lawn, garden and landscape. Early detection is your best defense! Walk around your yard daily and visit all of your planting beds, so if a problem does pop up, you’ll notice it from the start so you can take quick ...