Landscape Services
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30 Jun 2016

Did You Know?

The two most effective male pollinators are ‘Jim Dandy’ and ‘Southern Gentleman’, aka ‘Early Male’ and ‘Late Male’.  Use the chart to help your pairings.  Note: ‘Berry Heavy Gold’ uses ‘Jim Dandy’ and ‘Winter Gold’ uses ‘Southern Gentleman’.

Winterberry Holly Pollination Chart

30 Jun 2016

Watering is a Major Key to Success!

Landscape contractors rely on their customer to care for the plants when the project is finished.  What other industry is so reliant on a customer following long term care instructions?  The tips provided are very thorough but adapt these as you see fit.

Read more about watering here!

30 Jun 2016

How You Change Hydrangea Flower Color

By changing the soil pH you can change the flower color of Mop Head and Lace Cap hydrangea.  (Many of the new cultivars are predisposed to a certain color.)  Pee Gee and Oakleaf types do not enjoy this trait.

Read more about this here!

30 Jun 2016

It’s Better to Under Water Than to Overwater Plants

Think about it.  You can add water to a dry plant but try removing it from a drowning plant.  When you give out watering instructions let your clients know that some brown edges on the leaves is an indication that you need to water.  It doesn’t mean the plant is dead.  Also, while watering in the morning is best it doesn’t mean that you cannot water in the evening.  Honesty is the best policy.  Encourage your clients to be honest about their watering practices when they contact you with concerns about a plant and ask for photos.  We have the technology so let’s use it.  After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.