The Soil Scoop

Dirt Domicile Making the soil in your beds and yard into a good home for plants is a good way to increase their chances for success. So preparing your soil prior to planting is a good idea. If you have plants currently experiencing difficulties or you would like to know specifically what to add or modify,…

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Nutrient Needs

Necessary Nutrients All plants require a wide variety of nutrients in varying amounts, essential nutrients required in larger quantities and make up a larger portion of the plant are called “macronutrients”, essential nutrients required in smaller amounts and makes up a smaller portion of the plant are called “micronutrients”. A lack of either of these…

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Drought Distinction

Deficiency Diagnosis Although scarcity of water does not appear to be an issue at this moment, sufficient precipitation and relatively mild temperatures allow for consistent, adequate soil moisture levels, however, as the growing season continues and temperatures increase drought conditions may present themselves. These conditions should be closely monitored and treated accordingly. Stress can be…

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Plant Preference

Stock Selection A major key to the success of your landscape plants is choosing healthy, vigorous nursery stock. Nurseries grow their stock in a variety of ways based on available space, type of plants, time of year etc.. The most common methods for propagation are bare root, container grown or field planted. All of these methods…

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