Plant & Lawn Care Guide

Watering

Watering Watering your plant material is very important. However there are a few factors that will determine how much water is needed and how frequently you should be watering. The two primary factors are: weather conditions and soil conditions. Check soil conditions before watering. Always check the soil to determine if water is needed. If…
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Fertilization

Fertilization Fertilize established plant materials every few years. Apply fertilizer in the fall after the leaves have dropped, or early in the spring. Never apply fertilizer in the late summer. This promotes new growth which makes the make the plant susceptible to winter damage by not hardening. To prepare your plant material for winter you…
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Pruning

Pruning When planting new plant material, always cut any limbs that are damaged or rubbing with others. Caring For New Plantings Always make the cut at the base of the branch collar, never leave a stub extending off the collar. An open stub - like an open wound - makes plant vulnerable to disease and…
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Caring for Your New Lawn

Caring for Your New Lawn New Lawns, Sod, or Seed Weeks One to Three -- For the first two to three weeks, water 2 to 3 times per day, allowing the water to soak in, especially during hot weather. Apply 1 inch of water, so the soil beneath the sod is moist. Make sure that…
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