March Gardening Tips

12 March, 2013
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Even though the weather is still chilly and blustery, spring is on its way and that means we have to follow certain steps to get our gardens in order! Check out these March gardening tips for preparing for your spring gardens, both floral and vegetable: Vegetable Garden Preparation Continue to set out cool-season vegetable transplants […]

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1. Deer and rabbits eating your newly planted flowers or veggies? Check out Liquid Fence. 2. Holes in your hostas? Try placing saucer of beer in front of plants overnight.  If you find slugs, we have Slug Magic from Bonide. 3. Problems with your Knock Out roses? We have Bonide 3 in 1 Rx Flower […]

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We are seeing lace bugs on broad leaf evergreens this year! Laurels, rhododendron, magnolias and azaleas seem to be significantly impacted. Tell tale signs of lace bugs are dull foliage with a white insect on the back of the foliage. We recommend that you treat with Bonide Systemic Insect Control – available at your local Frank Otte […]

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Protect Plants and Flowers from Frost

10 April, 2012
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Below are some steps that you should take to protect your flowers and plants during a Spring frost or freeze in Louisville, KY. The following plants and flowers should be covered: azaleas, annuals, (pansies not included) and tomato plants. Japanese Maple trees are particularly susceptible to frost damage and should be covered. Frost occurs at […]

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April Gardening Tips

10 April, 2012
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Apply grass seed now with a new lawn starter fertilizer.  Beware, if you applied crabgrass pre-emergent last month, new grass seed will also not germinate. Postpone seeding for another month or wait until fall. Fertilize your evergreens and deciduous trees now. Start your veggie & herb seeds inside so you can transplant them outside in your […]

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