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The Importance of Applying Mulch in Spring for Healthy Garden Beds

The Importance of Applying Mulch in Spring for Healthy Garden Beds

As the sun warms the earth and the first signs of spring emerge, gardeners everywhere eagerly prepare their beds for the upcoming growing season. Among the essential tasks on the spring gardening checklist, one stands out for its significance in promoting healthy, thriving plants: applying mulch. Mulching is not just a cosmetic addition to garden beds; it plays a crucial role in nurturing soil health, conserving moisture, suppressing weeds, and supporting overall plant vitality.Nourishing Soil H …
Feb 9th 2024 Settlemyre Nursery
Winter pruning of conifers.

Winter pruning of conifers.

Trimming conifers, such as thuja arborvitae, juniper, cypress, pine, spruce, and chamaecyparis, in winter requires careful consideration to ensure the health and appearance of the trees. Here's a guide on how to trim conifers during the winter months:1. Choose the Right Time: Winter is an ideal time to trim conifers because the trees are dormant, reducing the risk of stress or damage to the tree.Aim to trim conifers on a dry, mild day when temperatures are above freezing to minimize the ri …
Dec 29th 2023 Settlemyre Nursery

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