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Garden Rx

Pesche’s Garden Rx is full of helpful articles to make your plants look their best. Whether you’re looking to go organic, or starting your seeds in the house, Pesche’s Garden Rx is the place to start.

Citrus Care Guide

Citrus Care Guide (Lemon, Lime, Orange, Calamondins) Dwarf Citrus trees can make very attractive container plants and kept at manageable sizes. In the Chicago area, Citrus plants can be moved outside on a patio or apartment balcony in the summer, but MUST brought indoors when outside temperatures get below 55 degrees. Container & Soil: The container must be large enough to give the citrus room to grow, however make sure there are sufficient holes in…

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May Gardening

BONIDE WEED BEATER ULTRA kills Creeping Charlie, Ground Ivy and over 200+ tough broadleaf weeds in your lawn, without damaging the turf. Visible results in 24 hours and it’s safe to reseed in 2 weeks. Ultra is rain fast once dry and works in cool weather down to 45 degrees. As the weather warms up it’s time to move plants like Hibiscus and citrus, etc. outside. Place the plants in a part shade area for…

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June Gardening

Container plants can dry out quickly in the hot windy days of summer. Soil Moist is a polymer designed to reduce plant watering. It absorbs water similar to a sponge, when the soil dries; the stored water is released to the soil over an extended period of time. Safe to use on all plants, Soil Moist will reduce watering by 50% and last several seasons. www.soilmoist.com To control powdery mildew on perennial Phlox and Monarda…

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How Not to Have Blossom End Rot

Many of our customers have been have been coming into our Garden Center with tomatoes that have an ugly brown-black flat spot on the bottom of the tomatoes. This can happen to tomatoes planted in the ground but also happens frequently to tomatoes, peppers and eggplants grown in containers. It seems that certain cultivars get blossom end rot more often than others (like Roma Plum tomatoes and Early Girls to name a few). Certain growing…

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