April 2011

groundhog on April 30th, 2011

By G. Bosley  a.k.a. “groundhog”
The Dandelion is probably the most familiar of all lawn weeds.  It is also the most undeserving of its reputation as a fierce enemy of the lawn.
Contrary to popular belief, the Dandelion does not compete with the grasses among which it grows, it is actually beneficial.  The Dandelion has a deep […]

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groundhog on April 30th, 2011

By G. Bosley  a.k.a. “groundhog”
This weather we have been having is sure making it hard for the keepers of the gardens to get their work done.  Most plants are starting to show signs of new shoots and leaves, that includes the weeds in the garden and lawn.
The cool, wet weather makes it a great time […]

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groundhog on April 20th, 2011

By G. Bosley a.k.a. “groundhog”
The snow is gone and the weather is starting to warm up, you look out into your garden and all you see is a mess of dead, brown foliage in the perennial garden.  What to do?
You will need a pair of sharp secutors (hand pruners), or hedge shears.  A lot of […]

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groundhog on April 15th, 2011

By G. Bosley a.k.a. “groundhog”
Ornamental Grasses are a very low maintenance plant.  Once a year in the spring they need the dead stems and foliage cut back.  Then sit back and enjoy their beauty until this time next year.
Depending on the variety of grass, as some have heavier stems, you will need a sharp set of  […]

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groundhog on April 15th, 2011

By G. Bosley a.k.a. “groundhog”
Snowdrops
Nice to see some blooms in the garden. 
What is blooming in your garden? 
The bulbs of these delicate spring plants need to be planted in the fall.  The bulbs will multiply each year.  Do not remove the green foliage after the flowers fade.  The plant needs to store it’s nutrients for next […]

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groundhog on April 11th, 2011

By G. Bosley a.k.a. “groundhog”
How often have you put a new plant into your landscape and shortly after planting it looks a little unhappy, perhaps a week or two, or maybe several months later it dies?  You thought you did everything right by preparing the soil and selecting a suitable plant for the location!
A very […]

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groundhog on April 9th, 2011

By G. Bosley a.k.a. “groundhog”
 
Early spring care of the lawn begins by taking care of the eco system under the green leaves.  Taking steps to improve the soil  will encourage strong roots to develop.
Gently rake the debris off the lawn only after the ground has dried.  If you rake when the ground is wet you will likely pull […]

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