Thursday, October 03, 2019

Fall Yard Care Products

 Fall Product Highlights
Is a combination of calcium, sulphur and humic acid that will break up heavy clay particles present in soils, 
allowing roots of plants to seek out rich nutrients that are usually abundant in such soils.  One bag will cover 1000 sq feet.
Peat Moss
Adding 1-2 inch of peat moss to your flowers bed will increase the soil’s water retention, improve the soil structure and promote good drainage.  
Peat moss does not contain many nutrients, but it will improve you soils nutrient retention ability.
Peat moss can also be used cover your tender perennial and shrubs, such as some hydrangea varieties and roses.
Manure or Compost 
In addition to adding peat moss to the beds, manure and compost are also an excellent amendment.  These products will add nutrients to the soil.  
This will in turn promote good root and plant growth next spring. 
In total you can apply 1-2 inches of materials on top of your existing soil.  Once applied it is a good idea to till or turn the soil to mix the 
amendments with the existing soils.
Turkey Trott
Turkey Trott is a granular, organic fertilizer that will build up in your soil, improving it year by year.  
It can be used in gardens, flower beds and on the lawn.  A little goes a long way. A 10 kg bag is equal to one cubic yard of manure.
Come late October it is essential to mulch your perennials and shrubs.  This will help them over winter.  We suggest the use of GARDEN STRAW.  
This comes as a clean, weed, pest and disease free product.  It will help protect those tender perennials as well as keep moisture in the ground.  
And because the seeds have been removed GARDENSTRAW does not attract rodents.  Garden straw can then be tilled into the soil next spring adding 
nutrients and aeration.  
Garden Straw can also be left on top of the soil all season long.  It will help keep weeds from germinating.  It will help keep the soil cool and 
moist in the hot summer. 
GARDENSTRAW can also be used when seeding an area.  A thin layer of straw will help keep grass seed in place, keep the soil moist and protected from harsh
winter conditions.
GARDENSTRAW is a clean alternative to peat moss for covering your tender plants.
As the leaves turn and start falling and the grass gets covered with snow, your friendly neighbourhood deer, rabbits, voles and other critters start
seeing your plants as their next buffet. It is very important to protect your plants.  Especially frit trees and shrubs and cedars.  Although animals will 
eat almost any type of plant if they are hungry enough.  
Skoot is a repellent that was developed to taste bad to the animals, after one taste they won't come back for more.  It is can be 
applied  once the trees and shrubs are dormant.  But before it gets below zero during the day time.
You can apply Skoot by painting the undiluted product directly on the bark or by diluting it with equal parts of water and 
spraying it on the plants using a pump sprayer.  This is the easiest way by far.
For shrubs, you want to apply a light spray of Skoot starting at the base of the plant and going approximately four to five feet high.
You have to picture how high up can a rabbit reach when it is sitting on top of the snow in mid winter.  
For trees you want a light spray on all sides of the trunk and on the lower branches again in the 4-5 ft range.  Make sure that you get 
all sides of the trunk.  
SKOOT Repellent for Rabbits, Mice and Deer concentrate when applied, will protect on an 
average the following number of plants, according to size: 
 Age Approx. Height Trees/litre 
 1yr. 0.3-0.5 metres 250-400 
 2yr. 0.5-1.0 metres 125-200 
 3yr. 1.0-2.0 metres 60-100 
 4yr. 1.0-2.5 metres 40-60 
 5yr. 2.0-4.0 metres 20-40
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Monday, September 12, 2016




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9:15 - 10:30 Fall Yard Care - Grant Dunn  BOOKED - STANDING ROOM ONLY
(10:00 - 10:30) Q & A Grant Dunn and Susan Jensen Stubbe

Do you have an unsightly lawn, bugs in your shrubs, mildew or spots on your leaves, caterpillars eating your trees, deer or rabbits in your garden, or one of many other gardening problems? Grant has a solution for all your gardening woes!! Get your yard looking good and ready for the long winter ahead!! We will have a quick break at 10 and then Susan will join Grant for a question/answer session! Write down all your questions and come prepared!

11:00 Ready, Split, Go! Splitting perennials - Susan Jensen Stubbe - BOOKED STANDING ROOM ONLY
Are your perennials looking a bit overgrown with all the rain this year? Maybe it is time to split them this fall. We will do a live demonstration on how to split a perennial! Can my perennial be split? Does it prefer the spring or the fall? How can I help my newly split perennials thrive? Is there more than one way to split a perennial? Sue will give you the answers to all these questions and more!

12:00 - 12:45 FREE LUNCH

12:45 - 1:45 Pruning Shrubs & Small Trees - Susan Jensen Stubbe - LIMITED SPOTS LEFT
With all the rain this year your shrubs and trees may need a pruning. You may not be able to get out and prune that 40' high tree in your yard, but shrubs and smaller trees can easily be done! Susan will demonstrate how to prune roses, shrubs & smaller manageable trees! Which shrubs should be pruned in the fall? How much should I prune? Which hydrangeas need pruning? How do I care for a shrub or tree after I prune? Sue will answer these and other questions you may have.

2:00 - 3:00 
Botanically Speaking Getting to know the food we eat everyday

Bill is a green building accredited professional, and is a certified permaculture designer, and master gardener. He is a former Instructor in Prairie Horticulture, and still coaches homeowners as an independent Ecological Landscaper. 

Food is a wondrous life-giving thing. However, you may be surprised about how many parts of a plant we humans are actual consuming. You will see a short pictorial lecture on leaves, tubers, roots, stems, flowers, fruit, seeds, and more - all botanically related back to what we are actually eating on our dinner plate.

3:15 - 4:15 Colleen Zacharias Fall Bulb Planting & Master Gardener LIMITED SPOTS LEFT
Plant bulbs now for a beautiful spring display. Colleen Zacharias, Winnipeg Free Press Homes gardening columnist will talk about varieties to consider and how-to tips. Ever dream of becoming a Master Gardener? Colleen will also be discussing the Master Gardener Program Orientation Night which is coming up on September 27, 2016.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Free Gardening Seminar - Saturday September 17, 2011


9:30 -11:00 FALL YARD CARE – Susan Jensen Stubbe & Grant Dunn
The drought this summer has been very tough on our plants, trees, lawns, and gardens. Fungus, mildew, insect infestations, dry lumpy soil, and lawns you would rather not look at! What can be done to help revive our yards? Susan and Grant will discuss solutions to reverse the damage. There will be a question/ answer period at the end for fall yard care questions you may have. Special discount will be given on all yard care products to everyone who attends!

11:00 -12:00 FREE LUNCH - Sandwiches, and Carrot Cake!

Bill Dowie - Ecoplicity Enviromental
Upcyling – Refurbishing and reinventing household objects – is a new spin on recycling. Bill, our guest designer, will share his own adventures in taking old “junk” from lumber, and metal parts and creating object d’art and focal points. Since the City of Winnipeg’s “Giveaway Weekend” is the previous weekend, bring in a found object and Bill will facilitate an imagination session with your fellow participants! Feel free to bring in some extra “pieces” for trading!

1:00 - 1:45 FLOWERS IN THE SHADE – Tammy Jensen
One of the most common design questions I get is “What will grow in a shady spot that blooms?” I will be going over all the shrubs and perennials we carry for the shade that does flower! Bring sketches, pictures, or measurements of the shady area you want to plant in. At the end of the seminar we can help you design a small shade garden, or help you find the right shade perennial for a particular location.

2:00-2:45 TULIPS AND FALL BULBS - Karl Sorenson
What is new and exciting this year? How do I plant? What do I need to do to have beautiful tulips and bulbs in the spring? Karl will take you step by step through everything you need to know! Special discount on bulbs will be given to all who attend!

3:00-3:45 PRUNING – Gregory Funk
Greg loves pruning! Shrubs and trees love to be pruned. Learn from an expert how to properly prune your shrubs and trees this fall.
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