Garden Help Desk

January Gardening

CHRIS PESCHEJan 24, '23

Create a garden calendar for 2023. Make note of new plantings, pest or disease problems, successes or failures. You’ll find it not only fun but very useful for future reference. Include photos of before and after. When the winter wind whips you can enjoy thoughts of spring greenery! Get into...

How to Care for Your Poinsettia

Kim EllsonJan 9, '23

I recently gave a friend a beautiful Poinsettia plant and her first response was ‘Well, I will probably have this for all of 3 days!’.  When I asked her what she meant she replied that she always managed to kill Poinsettia plants in record time.  Now granted, 3 days might...

December Gardening Tasks

CHRIS PESCHEDec 7, '22

A thorough lawn clean up is very important.. Rake up any remaining leaves in between snows if necessary. Heavy layers of decomposing leaves can cause disease problems and kill the lawn underneath them. Stay off frozen lawns to avoid winter damage. Sodium chloride or rock salt used to melt snow...

November Gardening Tasks

CHRIS PESCHENov 15, '22

EVERGREENS Keep watering your evergreens until the ground freezes. Evergreens can dry out during the winter. Apply WILT STOP by Bonide which is a natural nontoxic product derived from the resin of pine trees. WILT STOP forms a soft, clear, flexible film on treated plants. This film protects plants from...

October Gardening

CHRIS PESCHEOct 16, '22

EVERGREENSKeep watering your evergreens until the ground freezes. Evergreens can dry out during the winter. Fertilize now with Espoma Holly-tone. SHADE & FRUIT TREESFertilize now with Espoma Tree-tone. LAWNOctober is a good time to repair lawns that are stressed from heat, damaged by insects or fungal diseases. First, rake out the...