With their showy spring flowers, bearded iris is a mainstay in many gardens. They are generally low maintenance plants season after season, but over time they can become crowded and they stop producing as many blooms. That’s an indication they need to be divided. The time to divide iris is after they’ve bloomed, usually late June or early July. If your iris aren’t blooming like they used to or they’ve stopped blooming at all, it’s a sign they are over-crowded and it’s time to dig them up and divide them.
Once you’ve got the clump of iris out of the ground, you’ll be able to see the rhizomes clearly.
You’ll want to remove any old or diseased rhizomes. You can remove these and divide the clump with a knife or by breaking off each root with your hand.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
June can bring a number of insects to the garden and one way to be ready for them is to learn more about biological insecticides. Each insect control works a little differently and knowing the differences will help you make a decision on which ones to use and when. Insecticidal Soap uses potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap) to control a wide variety of insects in the garden and indoors. Potassium salts are made from palm, coconut, olive, castor and cottonseed plants. The fatty acids weaken the insect’s waxy protective outer shell and causes dehydration. Insecticidal soap doesn’t leave a residue and can be used up to the day of harvest. Once the worm eats on the treated leaf, it will stop feeding and die within 2-3 days.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
We’ve made it easy to create a beautiful water garden in just a few minutes. This water garden bowl is easy to assemble and will add the soothing sound of water to your patio, deck or garden.
Begin with selecting your container from these pre-formed bowls or from our great selection of ceramic containers. Our lighted pump kits are easy to install.
Simply unpack, select the water pattern from one of the three nozzles in the kit and place in the bottom of your container.
Set the pump in the bottom of the container.
Add a holder for your potted water plants.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Now’s the time to get your lawn ready for summer by feeding your lawn, taking care of any weeds that might have shown up and by adding products to improve the soil under your lawn. Spot treat any broadleaf weeds with Weed Free Zone Revive is available in liquid and granular form.