When is best to begin planting?
The best time to plant trees is in the fall. As temperatures drop, the trees will focus on growing strong roots rather than leaves. This will help them grow bigger and better in the spring.
For other plants, wait until the last frost has passed. Our average final frost date is April 15. If you get annuals or perennials in the ground before then, keep a close eye on the weather and have frost cloth ready!
Can lemon and lime trees be planted outside?
Lemon, lime, orange, and other citrus trees are too tender to be planted outside in our zone. Keep them in a very sunny spot in your home that can be heated when cold weather comes.
How big of a hole should I dig for my plant?
A general guideline is to dig a hole that is twice as wide as the nursery container and just as deep.
What is the difference between screened topsoil and garden soil?
Screened topsoil is just dirt. It has no nutrients and gets hard when it’s wet. It’s best for filling holes, seeding grass, or leveling the ground. Garden soil is a blend of screened topsoil, mushroom compost, and other organic materials. It has a high nutritional value and drains well, making it perfect for any gardening projects.
I need an organic weed control – what do you recommend?
There is no organic product that will kill weeds. Mulch and pine straw can help control weeds in your beds. You can also put down landscape fabric underneath your mulch to keep weeds and unwanted grass from popping up.
I think my rose has rosette disease – what should I do?
Dig it up immediately and throw it away. Don’t compost or burn it. Also, don’t plant another rose in its place because the virus could still live in the soil. Any other plant will be fine there.