Lawn & Garden Tips
In the Garden
- Plant cool-season annuals. For a fresh look plant linaria, Nemesia and iDascia. Poppies, Snapdragons, Pansies, Violas and Stock are never out of style.
- Freshen up container gardens. Choose colorful foliage plants, cool-season annuals, and late summer bloomers. Ornamental grasses are their prettiest now.
- Plant California wildflower seeds and California native plants of all kinds.
- Divide and replant all types of clumping perennials. Work in Dr. Earth Root Zone starter fertilizer when replanting. Plant cool-season herbs now through winter.
- Plant all kinds of cool-season veggies now like onions and lettuce.;
- Feed roses for luxurious holiday bouquets with Dr. Earth Total Advantage.
- Plant all kinds of permanent plants like trees, shrubs, perennials and vines.
- Reduce water for deciduous fruit trees, thus encouraging them to go dormant.
In the House
- Select Your Christmas Tree. When selecting a Christmas tree, make sure that it is fresh. Cup your hand at the base of a branch and run it down the length of the branch. If the needles have a healthy green color, are soft and hold fast, the tree is fresh.
- Make a Fresh Cut: Make a fresh cut on the bottom of the trunk before putting the tree in the stand. If you have to cut off any branches, use them to decorate and provide a refreshing evergreen fragrance around the house.
- Get a Christmas Tree Stand: Christmas tree stands should be large enough to hold at least one gallon of water. Replenish the water as needed, never letting the water level drop below the bottom of the trunk. Add Keeps-it-Green to the water to help the tree take up more water.
- Keep Poinsettias and Christmas Cactus Fresh: Place holiday plants in the coolest indoor spot possible or the flowers and leaves will drop prematurely. Do not place in drafty areas or near a direct heat source like a fireplace or heating vent.
- Deck the Halls with Fresh Garland. Decorate the inside and outside of your home with fresh, fragrant garland and greens.
For the Lawn
- Lower lawnmower blades for cool-season lawns (such as Marathon and Delta), for fall and winter. Stop feeding St. Augustine and Bermuda lawns. Feed Marathon and Delta lawns.