August 2013 Newsletter

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Vegetable Gardens

By now you should be getting vegatables from your garden. Watch for tomato worms. Use caterpillar killer on them or pick them off and kill. Water your garden well about 2 to 3 times a week. Give it a good deep soaking when you water. You may need to fertilize one time this time of year. If you are suffering blossom end rot, add calcium.
Harvest regularly to keep your garden producing.
Hopefully it looks full now and not like the beginning of the season.

Water Water Water

With the summer heat comes the need for watering. Remember that it is better for trees in particular to have deep soakings 2 to 3 times a week rather than daily short watering. This will get a deeper root system and produce a tree that can withstand the long hot days much better than one that is watered daily for short periods.
If you are seeing stress from the heat such as burned leaf edges, flowers fading quickly, wilting, etc., increase the amount of water you are giving.
If you are unable to increase the frequency, we have a product called Soil Moist. You mix it with the soil and it absorbs water when you do water then releases it into the soil when the soil begins to dry out.
If you do have heat stressed plants, we carry Superthrive which works great for reviving stressed plants.
It seems the biggest problem we here during the summer are customers with plant symptoms described above. Usually the problem is corrected with an increase in water.

Planning Ahead For Fall

Even though it is summer now fall will be here soon. Remember fall is the best time for planting trees and shrubs. Our selection of trees and shrubs is excellent with a full inventory to choose from. If you have a place that is just too hot, consider a tree to put in to reduce the heat. Shade trees make the yard much cooler and can help to reduce cooling costs when planted on the west and south sides of the house.

We hope to see you soon.

Jeff

AUGUST SPECIALS

Butterfly Bush

Assorted Varieties

1 gallon $3.95
5 gallon $9.50

Lantana

Trailing Purple
Trailing White
Dallas Red
New Gold
Radiation
Irene

1 gallon $3.95

Mexican Sage
1 gallon $3.95

Purple Fountain Grass
1 gallon $3.95

Red Japanese Barberry
1 gallon $3.95

Thuja aurea nana
1 gallon $3.95

1 Gallon Trees $3.95
Liquidambar
CA Sycamore
European White Birch
AZ Cypress
Chinese Pistache
Deodara Cedar

Crape Myrtle
5 gallon bush form

Red Rocket $16.50
Dynamite $16.50
Centennial Spirit $16.50
Tuscarora $16.50
Natchez $16.50

Fruit Trees 5 gallon
$20.00 each

Roses
20% off. Regularly $17.95
Now $14.36

All prices limited to stock on hand.