Seasonal Garden Tips &
Lawn Care Tips for Wisconsin
WINTER IS COMING!
Start getting your plants ready for winter. Stop adding fertilizer to perennials, shrubs and trees. Keep your perennials deadheaded so that the energy goes back into the plant and not into seed production. The same is true with shrubs if they are the flowering type.
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KEEP YOUR COOL!!!
No need to worry about your plants! If you are making sure they have plenty of moisture each week, they should be fine. If you have been watering and they still don’t look very happy, get some pictures and bring them into our garden center. Some plants look like they are dying, but they are in fact going dormant (like your lawn) when it gets too hot out. Be patient.
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 Monthy 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, and Slinger, WI.
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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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.