Friday, September 28, 2012

ARLENE’S FALL GARDENING TIPS!


1. PLANTING – NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO PLANT TREES, SHRUBS AND PERENNIALS. OUR FALL SALE CONTINUES - 30%OFF TREES AND SHRUBS, 25% ON PERENNIALS. FREE DELIVERY OVER $60.00 WORTH OF TREES AND SHRUBS.

2. USE A TRANSPLANTER OR MYKE, WHICH IS A ROOT STIMULATOR TO GET THE PLANT SETTLED IN QUICKLY.
IF YOU PURCHASE MIKE WHEN YOU BUY A TREE OR SHRUB FROM US, WE CAN OFFER YOU A 5 YEAR GUARANTEE!!!  YOU CAN’T BEAT THAT!

3. GET RID OF PROBLEMS NOW!

4. ANTS – FEED ON THE HONEYDEW EXCRETED BY APHIDS. GET RID OF ANTS AND YOU GET RID OF APHIDS.

5. FUNGUS – IF YOU HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH FUNGUS, WORK IN SULPHUR DUST INTO THE SOIL TO PREVENT FUNGUS IN THAT SPOT NEXT YEAR.

6. LAWN – FALL FERTILIZING IS DONE NOW & REMOVE THE WEEDS.  DON’T LET THE WEEDS GO TO SEED).

7. FERTILIZING – STOP – LET ROSES PRODUCE ROSEHIPS AND TREES AND SHRUBS GET READY FOR WINTER.  PUT DOWN FERTILIZER SPIKES IN LATE OCTOBER ( 3 SPIKES FOR EVERY 2” OF TRUNK AT CHEST HEIGHT).  WHEN SPRING ARRIVES, THE FERTILIZER SPIKES WILL BREAK DOWN EARLY WITH THE HEAT AND MOISTURE AND GIVE YOUR TREE AN EARLY BOOST!

8. TAKE IN PLANTS & TAKE CUTTINGS (BEFORE TEMP. DROPS TO 10 OR LOWER).  USE CINNAMON FOR A ROOTING HORMONE.

9. TOMATOES – CUT THE TOPS TO ALLOW ALL THE STRENGTH TO GO INTO RIPENING THE FRUIT ON THE PLANT.  FREEZE THE TOMATOES WHOLE IF YOU HAVE AN ABUNDANCE.  TO RIPEN TOMATOES, STORE WITH APPLES AS APPLES GIVE OFF AN ETHYLENE GAS THAT WILL CAUSE THE TOMATOE TO RIPEN QUICKLY.  USE CARROTS TO SWEETEN TOMATO SAUCE INSTEAD OF SUGAR.

10. POTATOES – DON’T STORE WITH
TOMATOES (ETHYLENE GAS), IT WILL CAUSE THEM TO SPROUT.

11. AMEND YOUR SOIL.  PEAT MOSS, MUSHROOM MANURE OR AGED SHEEP OR COW MANURE IS EXCELLENT TO USE IN OUR CLAY SOIL.

FOLLOW THE ABOVE ADVICE AND YOU WILL BE ALREADY FOR SPRING!!!
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Friday, September 28, 2012

FALL LAWN CARE

FALL LAWN CARE

1. APPLY FALL FERTILIZER NOW, IF NOT OVERSEEDING YOUR LAWN.
2. IF OVERSEEDING – MOW GRASS TO ABOUT 1 ½” – OVERSEEDING IS SEEDING OVER EXISTING GRASS TO FILL IN BARE PATCHES AND THICKEN UP THE GRASS TO CHOKE OUT WEEDS.
3. BAG OR RAKE UP ALL THE GRASS CLIPPINGS.
4. DO A CORE AERATION – DON’T JUST PUT ON YOUR GOLF SHOES AND WALK OVER THE LAWN!!!
5. SPREAD ABOUT ¼” OF SCREENED TOPSOIL OR PEAT MOSS AND RAKE IT IN. I LIKE USING PEAT MOSS AS IT HAS NO WEEDS.  WHEN USING PEAT MOSS, PUT IT IN A WHEELBARROW OR MUCK BUCKET AND ADD WATER UNTIL IT BECOMES LIKE A THICK SOUP.  THEN APPLY IT TO YOUR LAWN AND RAKE IT IN.
6. CHOOSE A GOOD QUALITY OF GRASS SEED PREFERABLY WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF FESCUE, RYE AND KENTUCKY BLUE GRASS.
7. BROADCAST THE SEED WITH A GRASS OR FERTILIZER SPREADER.
8. USE A ROLLER OR TAMP THE GRASS SEED DOWN WITH YOUR RAKE.   IT MUST COME IN CONTACT WITH THE SOIL TO GERMINATE.
9. WATER.
10. DORMANT SEEDING IS DONE MID TO LATE OCTOBER, JUST BEFORE THE FIRST SNOW.    SEEDS WILL LAY DORMANT UNDER THE SOIL AND GERMINATE IN EARLY SPRING WITH THE HEAT AND MOISTURE.
11. IN EARLY SPRING THE SEEDS WILL GERMINATE WITH THE HEAT AND MOISTURE AND CHOKE OUT THE WEEDS!
12. ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL GREEN, THICK LAWN!


Jensen Nursery and Garden Center
2550 McGillivray Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(204)488-5042

Jensennursery.com
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Monday, September 10, 2012

Fall Decorating Time!

hay, flax hay, decorate for fall, Have fun and decorate your front doorstep today!
Grab a bale of hay or two!
Add a Fall Mum!
Makes a great seat as well as looks great for fall!
Our Fall Mums and Flax hay are now here!
Tulips have arrived as well!!
Pumpkins will be here by the end of the week as well!
So drop by and get ready for fall!

Jensen Nursery and Garden Center
2550 McGillivray Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(204)488-5042
 
September Hours
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday  8:30-5
Wednesday, and Thursday    8:30-8
Saturday    9-4
Sunday     closed


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Thursday, September 06, 2012

FREE GARDENING SEMINARS - SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2012

FALL FIESTA SEMINARS
SAT SEPT 15TH, 2012
Morning seminars:
9:15 “Fall lawn and plant care products” – Grant Dunn
Ugly lawn, bugs in your shrubs, brown cedars, deer and rabbits in your garden, or one of many gardening challenges. Grant has a solution for all your gardening woes!! Get your yard looking good and ready for the long winter ahead!!

10:15 “A Master Gardener’s Journey” – Bill Dowie
Bill Dowie, our Resident Master Gardener and Guest Design Consultant, will be presenting the following theme for two back-to-back seminars: "Working your Garden Mind". During the Winter season, there is lots to do to keep your mind on gardening and create that landscape plan that seems to always elude you.

Part One will be talking about all the education opportunities you have as a gardener to pursue degrees, diplomas, and certificates throughout Manitoba. Bill will share his academic journey and provide insight on education programs offered by various organizations. Whether you want to study for designations, or just have fun meeting fellow gardeners while increasing your knowledge of landscape, horticulture, and gardening, this seminar will be a one-stop-shop overview.

11:15 “Working your Garden Mind” – Bill Dowie
Bill Dowie – Master Gardener
Part Two will be talking about what you need to do now to plan your design opportunities for next Spring. Various ways to view, record, and map your landscape will be discussed so that you can plant the right plant in the right place. We all know that weather patterns are changing, that horticulture breeding trends are exciting, and your homeowner needs vary as your family dynamic shifts; this seminar will provide insight on how to take advantage of these aspects through the lessons-learned your garden is providing to you this Fall and Winter.

12:15 FREE LUNCH!!

Afternoon seminars:
12:45 “Pruning with Greg!” – Greg Funk
Learn proper tree and shrub pruning techniques from our resident expert Greg Funk. An interactive seminar that will be both informative and humorous!

1:45 “Top 10 Gardening for Dummies – Part 2”- Jennifer
The much anticipated sequel! Now that you have planted the perfect garden – What you need to keep it perfect!

2:45 “Getting your yard ready for Spring”- Arlene
What do you need to do to have your yard ready for spring?
Arlene will walk you through the steps! Get a jump on spring this fall!

EMAIL - tammy@jensennursery.com to register
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Thursday, September 06, 2012

Arlene’s Homemade Squirrel Repellent



Fill a 1 ½  - 2 qt. saucepan with water and heat to boiling.  Peel and chop an onion and two jalapeno peppers into small pieces and add to boiling water.  Add 1 Tablespoon each of paprika and cayenne pepper to the mix. Stir and simmer for 15 – 25 minutes.  Let the mixture cool.  Pour the mixture through a strainer into a bowl.  Pour the strained mixture into a spray bottle.  Spray the plant or the area where you have planted the bulbs.  Re-spray after a rain. As an added deterrent, sprinkle cayenne pepper and paprika over the area.
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