Seasonal Plant Care

Dead Heading- Deadheading Plants and Flowers

Deadheading is a needed process of removing old flowers from plants before they form seeds. Find facts and info on how to deadheading roses, daffodils, petunias, daylilies, irises, and hydrangea. Advantages of Deadheading Flowers After blooming, the petals on flowers fade and wilt or fall off. In the natural process this happens after pollination. Seeds form and [...]

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October Garden Calendar for the Midwest

Fall is fast approaching, and there is still many fall garden tasks to attend to in the month of October. Such tasks include lawns, taking care of flowers, trees and shrubs, houseplants, as well as valuable information on vegetables and fruits, and a few miscellaneous tasks that  you also need to do. OCTOBER LAWNS Fall [...]

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September Garden Calendar for the Midwest

As September brings us closer to fall, we find there are plenty of fall garden tasks that we can begin to work on. I will cover lawn care, flowers, vegetables and fruits, trees and shrubs, and houseplants. Info on winter flower beds and landscapes may also be helpful. September LAWNS Seed bluegrass or tall fescue [...]

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Seasonal Maintenance Tips + USDA Zone Map

Seasonal maintenance is something that is always on-going and something that will help you maintain a beautiful landscape. A new USDA zone map is out as of Jan.25, 2012 and can be found below. Your lawn care responsibilities will vary depending on whether you live in a cool or warm climate. Refer to one of [...]

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