Everyone knows plants need water and sunshine to survive; but in order to thrive, they need essential chemical elements, like nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Without these and few others, they simply do not have the necessary “building blocks” to grow. This is where the fertilizer comes in.
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Our rule of thumb is to fertilize with a pellet form, slow released fertilizer i.e. 12-6-8, in spring, summer and fall. The early spring fertilization will give the plants a good jump start to the beginning of growing season. The mid-summer feeding will give them another boost to continue growth and to ward off […]
To encourage the long and vibrant color of your bougainvillea, the trick of the trade is “the more frequently you trim them, the more they bloom!” Bougainvillea’s new blooms are generated from the new growth. Trimming promotes new growth which encourages new blooms. Simple as that! Just give it regular trimmings and shaping and you’ll have […]
With the oleander’s beauty and low maintenance comes an occasional caterpillar. Do not let caterpillars deter you from using oleanders in your landscape. There is an easy cure for caterpillars sometimes found in oleanders. At the first sign of a caterpillar (have to move quickly as their damage can come on suddenly,) simply apply Seven […]
Keep your gardening tools in tip top shape and make them last: After each use or in between plants take a razor and scrape any residue off the sheers/loppers. Then rub the blades with rubbing alcohol to clean and sanitize. Ideally it should be done before pruning another type of plant in order not to […]