Wisconsin Gardener’s Tips for July

We all realize that it’s almost hard to believe it’s already July. Hasn’t felt quite like summer until the last few days.  

But it’s here… and with all the rain.. man, our gardens are growing! (As well as our lawns!) 😎 

Here are some helpful tips to stay on top of your gardens and plants to keep them looking their best!  

Perennials:
This is a great time to get some fertilizer on all your perennials!  Feeding them with a slow release fertilizer like 10-10-10 or Osmocote will do wonders.  Now that things are starting to bloom, stay ahead of the deadheading (removing) spent flowers.  Cut flower heads off the bulbs if they are done so they can send the energy back into the bulb for next year.

Shrubs:
Flowering shrubs such as Lilacs or Viburnum should be pruned once they have finished flowering.  This will allow for more and bigger flowers next year.  Prune down to the first or second set of leaves.

Trees:
This is the time to start watching for any problems such as disease or insects.  BE PRO-ACTIVE!  Many common problems can be cured before they do serious damage.  If you see a problem and can’t figure out what it is, prune off the affected area and bring it in to us for help in diagnosing the problem.  We will do our best to help you cure it.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to come in or call! We are here to help you!

June Garden Tips for S.E. Wisconsin

Lilacs! The Fragrance, the Beauty! 

Their pastel blooms last only a few fleeting weeks each year. But when you bury your face in a sweet-smelling bunch … bliss. The smell of springtime could hardly be lovelier—or easier to grow.

Plan Plant lilacs during spring or fall in a sunny, open spot that drains well. Good airflow around the plants helps prevent mildew and blight.

Dig Each lilac plant needs a hole as deep as its container and a foot wider. Space plants 10–15 feet apart (or 6 feet when planting a hedge).

Feed Mix a dose of rose food or slow-release, low-nitrogen fertilizer into the soil. Set the plant in the hole, fill halfway with enriched soil, then water. Repeat.

Protect Spread a mulch layer a few inches thick around the plant. Water the first year based on soil type and rainfall. After that, they should be fine on their own.

Play dress-up After the spring show, lilacs can look, well, pretty nondescript. Plant a summer-flowering vine such as clematis nearby to climb the shrub and add color.

Give it space Avoid mowing right up to the plant’s base—it compacts the soil, which lilacs dislike. Instead, throw down some mulch and let the bloomer breathe.

 

Above information is courtesy of: Midwest Living
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If you have any questions, concerns, or “just don’t know”, we are here to help!  Stop in and we will do our very best to give you answers!  Also, be sure to check back for our Monthly Tips, Weekly Spotlight Plant, and soon to be available “How To” videos to help you LOVE YOUR LANDSCAPE!!!!

Visit the Heritage Hill Nursery and garden center now! We are conveniently located, close to Cedarburg, Jackson, West Bend, Slinger, WI.

 

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May Garden Tips for Wisconsin Gardeners

May and Early Spring Garden & Yard Tips

This is the perfect time to identify the plants that didn’t make it through the winter, you’ll know the ones! Remove what may remain, discard, and come for a visit to our garden center.  We will do our best to get you back on track and give you the color you want.

Perennials:

Now is the time to cut down all the old or dead growth.  Try not to damage the new growth that is already coming up.  In some cases, new shoots are further up the stem so you want to cut the stem down to right above the new buds.  For grasses, give them a buzz cut down to 3-4” above the ground then rub the center with your hand to break off dead stems.

Shrubs:

This is a great time to see the structure of the shrubs.  Anything that is dead, rubbing, or crossing should be taken out.  Make your pruning cuts as far down the stem as possible.  For Spirea, cut the entire shrub down to 4” above ground.  Break off any of the dead wood than is inside.  Flowering shrubs such as Lilac should not be pruned until after they flower.

Trees:

If you have small trees, check the branching habit.  If there is something growing at a 90 degree angle, prune it out.  Always look for dead, rubbing and crossing branches.  If any are present, prune them off.  Look for any damage to the trunk.  Critters sometimes like to strip or chew the bark off.

 

If you have any questions, concerns, or “just don’t know”, we are here to help!  Stop in and we will do our very best to give you answers!  Also, be sure to check back for our Monthly Tips, Weekly Spotlight Plant, and soon to be available “How To” videos to help you LOVE YOUR LANDSCAPE!!!!

Visit the Heritage Hill Nursery and garden center now! We are conveniently located, close to Cedarburg, Jackson, West Bend, Slinger, WI.

 

Remember – We have some
Terrific Special Offers for 
MAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BIG End of Season Sales!! For November!

It’s nearing the end of the season. You still may have some fall cleanup to finish in November, but we’re looking at wrapping it up about now. 

Since we need to clear out inventory, we’re passing on incredible savings to all Wisconsin homeowners and gardening lovers. 

Take advantage of a whopping 50% OFF of Garden Art and selected varieties of shrubs, trees, and perennials!

Visit us during the weeks and start getting ideas for next season. And thanks for your patronage and support! 

Questions about planting, feeding and watering? Take advantage of our knowledgeable horticulturist & owner, Jason. He is here to help you make good decisions on what will work best and how to properly tend to your new plantings. Visit the Heritage Hill Nursery and garden center now! We are conveniently located, close to Cedarburg, Jackson, West Bend, Slinger, WI.

 

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It’s Important to Keep Watering Trees & Shrubs Throughout Autumn

Evergreens Really Need Water Before Winter!

The gardening season isn’t over while there’s still watering to do,  according to Sharon Yiesla, Plant Clinic assistant at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL.

Going into winter with dry roots can cause trouble for plants in spring. If the roots are damaged because they dried out in fall, they can’t absorb water in spring. Water stored in their roots supports early spring growth. If the reservoir is low, they can start out the year stressed by drought and never get over it.

If you water nothing else, water evergreens and any trees and shrubs that were planted this year or last year.

Newly planted trees haven’t had time to grow a large system of roots to absorb and store water, so they need frequent watering to make up for it.

Evergreens need stored-up water to make up for what they lose through their leaves, especially in the cold, dry air of winter. “People don’t realize that water is leaving those needles all winter long,” Yiesla said. When evergreens don’t absorb a sufficient water supply in fall, their needles can dry out, turn brown and die.

 

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Seasonal Tips for late Autumn Planting of Perennials in Wisconsin

Peonies – and Perennials to Plant in Fall! 

As we move into fall, and we’re still enjoying some warm days, but cooler nights. So now is the time to consider adding perennials and flowering shrubs that will add color and beauty to your landscaping.

Planting in fall, is, most often a perfect time to plant and allow the plant to become established for next the next year’s growing season.  In general, plants with shallow, fibrous root systems can be planted more easily in the fall than those with fewer, larger roots.  

These include perennials and shrubs & trees such as: 

This upcoming month of October Heritage Hill is offering 50% off of all Perennials, so it’s a really perfect time to consider planting! 

Last week and still showing in the spotlight is the Sunsparkler® Firecracker Sedum, a perennial you may want to consider!

A few weeks back, we featured the beautiful Sara Bernhardt Peony on our Spotlight Page.The peony is, without a doubt one of the most favored beautiful plants in Wisconsin. We recommend the below article for great planting advice for peonies from Farmer’s almanac! 

Courtesy Farmer’s Almanac Planting Peonies

Remember if you have any questions, contact our knowledgeable horticulturist & owner, Jason. He’ll help you make good decisions on what will work best and how to properly tend to your new plantings. Visit the Heritage Hill Nursery and garden center now! We are conveniently located, close to Cedarburg, Jackson, West Bend, Slinger, WI.

 

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