by Craneflies? Beneficial Nematodes attack more than 230 kinds
of soil dwelling and wood boring pests.
away your wheelbarrow and let Rexius apply your soil or mulch
using our blower application service.
will devour up to 50 aphids a day, but they also attack scale,
mealy bugs, and caterpillars. As a bonus, they also pollinate
your lawn a light coating of compost annually. This is called topdressing and
will help build healthy turf with active microbes.
eat and burrow 24 hours a day! This aerates the soil, allows
for easier root growth, and improves water retention. Keep this
in mind when treating your lawn for "bad" bugs. You
don't want to get rid of the good ones
repels ants, whiteflies, and aphids.
Rexius soil amendments with
native soils to create rich, balanced, workable soils.
and Sage repel cabbage worms.
compost has little or no odor.
slugs with a solution of 1 part ammonia and 2 parts water in
a squirt bottle. Slugs will dissolve quickly.
Compost to improve garden soils, soil for new lawns, and
raised beds for flowers.
keeps soil moisture from evaporating and also smothers weeds
that compete with the plants.
earthworms and other beneficial organisms whose activities help
plants grow strong and healthy. It provides nutrients and improves
clay soils drain better and sandy soils hold more moisture if
amended with compost.
your flower and vegetable beds will drastically reduce the amount
of time spent weeding, watering, and fighting pests.
in a rock garden are generally more exposed than plants in a
level bed and may need more protection in winter. It is recommended
that mulch be applied before the first freeze.
remedies tend to work best for someone else. If a deer is hungry
enough, theyll eat most anything even deer-proof
love hostas, daylilies, and yews.
soaker hose and then cover with mulch to prevent moisture from
evaporating and conserve water usage.
Rexius All Organic Compost Tea to
keep the "good bugs" in the soil and on foilage.
bait attracts slugs, so it is not necessary to spread over a
large area. Put the bait near where there is slug activity and
they will find it. If you have pets, make sure to use the product
that is safe around them.
cut the foliage off of spring flowering bulbs. The leaves provide
the bulb with food needed to keep it healthy and blooming beautifully
the following year.
get single stemmed roses, remove all but the terminal or main
bud on each stem when they are very small. The main bud will
then develop into a large flower.
that are mulched with organic materials require less frequent
lawns are becoming thin and sickly, consider overseeding with
a mixture of perennial ryegrass and fine fescue.
and shape or thin spring-blooming shrubs and trees after blossoms
rose diseases such as black spot and powdery mildew by removing
infected leaves. Prune ornamentals for air circulation and to
help prevent fungus diseases. Spray with Compost
and remove weeds near the garden to remove sources of plant
raised beds in areas where cold soil and poor drainage are a
continuing problem. Add generous amounts of organic material.
compost or well-decomposed manure around perennial vegetable
lawns for presence of crane fly larvae. Treat with beneficial
nematodes or approved pesticides only if you count 25 or more
larvae per square foot.
chrysanthemums for fall color.
aphids with insecticidal soap, a hard spray of water, or hand
removal; by promoting natural predators; or by using approved
insecticides labeled for problem plant.
holes in foliage and shiny, black beetles on tomato, beets,
radishes, and potato indicate flea beetle attack. Spray with
Sevin or use nematodes for larval stage.
danger of frost has passed, remove floating row covers, clean
and store for next year.
mowing: set blade at 1.5 to 2.5 inches for bluegrasses, fine
fescues, or ryegrasses.
seed pods after blooms have dropped from rhododendrons, azaleas.
lilacs, forsythia, rhododendrons, and azaleas after blooming.
garden one month after plants emerge.
ripe strawberries regularly to avoid fruit-rotting diseases.
apples, pears, and peaches when fruit is as big around as a
trees dripping means aphids need to be controlled.
sure raised beds receive enough water for plants to stay free
of drought stress.
morning is the best time to water vegetable and flower gardens.
Water deeply and infrequently.
baskets of flowers or vegetable plantings need careful attention
to watering and feeding during extended periods of hot weather.
plantings of beets, bush beans, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli,
lettuce, kale, and peas will provide fall and winter crops.
blueberry bushes with netting to keep birds from eating all
tomatoes, watch for blight (prune for air circulation, pick
off affected leaves, treat with approved fungicide or Compost
for root weevil adults on rhododendrons showing fresh evidence
of feeding (notching).
use Sevin during bloom period or in the presence of bees.
soil up around base of potatoes, gather and eat a few "new" potatoes
from each hill.
spring bulbs when tops have died down; divide and store or replant.
need at least 1 inch of water per week during hot summer months.
tall-growing flowering plants such as delphinium, hollyhocks,
lawns for more effective water and fertilizer usage.
winter cover crops in vacant space around the vegetable garden;
plant winter kale, brussels sprouts, turnips, parsnips, parsley,
and Chinese cabbage.
mulch to protect ornamentals and garden plants from hot weather
to early September, fertilize lawn for last time in the growing
September, apply parasitic nematodes to soil beneath rhododendrons
and azaleas affected by root weevils.
garden cover crops as garden is harvested. Spread manure or
compost over unplanted garden areas.
late fall, plant daffodils, tulips, and crocus for spring bloom.
Work calcium and phosphorus into the soil below the bulbs.
stakes to support tall flowers and to keep them from blowing
over in high winds.
potatoes when the tops die down. Store them in a dark location.