Garden Tips

Monthly gardening tips from Rebecca


Garden Tips for February

Prune hydrangeas by cutting off old, brittle canes.  Leave young canes with flower buds attached for this year’s growth. Prune fuchsias towards the end of the month. Remove any frost damage as well as some of last summer’s growth; leave at least two or three healthy leaf buds on each branch. Prune citrus tree branches […]



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Garden Tips for January

Garden Tips for January

Fruit tree pruning is best done in January and February. Prune off dead or damaged branches. Open up the tree’s canopy by removing crossing branches. After pruning, apply a dormant oil spray to ward off scale, mealy bugs, whiteflies and mites. Pruning should be completed by the end of February before buds begin to open. […]



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Garden Tips for January

Fruit tree pruning is best done in January and February. Prune off dead or damaged branches. Open up the tree’s canopy by removing crossing branches. After pruning, apply a dormant oil spray to ward off scale, mealy bugs, whiteflies and mites. Pruning should be completed by the end of February before buds begin to open. […]



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Garden Tips for December

Garden Tips for December

Beware poisonous plants such as Poinsettia and mistletoe, they can be harmful to both humans and pets. Don’t be afraid to enjoy them for the holidays, just keep them out of reach from children and those curious dogs and cats. Protect plants from frost by placing stakes around tender plants and covering with clear plastic […]



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Garden Tips for November

Garden Tips for November

Autumn is here in full swing! Take care of your garden with these Fall season garden tips.   Control ants by caulking cracks and other points of entry to your home. Ant baits can be effective; ants are attracted to the bait and then carry a small portion back to the nest where it will […]



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Garden Tips for October

Garden Tips for October

With the cooling weather and soon-to-arrive rains, now is the time to clean up your garden beds in preparation for the winter. From adding mulch to preparing your tulip bulbs – find out what you can be doing this month in your garden.



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