Thursday, October 03, 2019

Fall Yard Care Products

 Fall Product Highlights
 
Claybuster
 
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.
 
 
GARDENSTRAW
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.
 
Skoot
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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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall Yard Care

FALL YARD CARE

LAWNS

• Spot treat visible weeds with “Killex”.
• Instead of fertilizing this fall try applying “Myke Turf”. It reduces watering needs, and increases drought tolerance. It will also promote root growth, to give you a more lush lawn next year.
• Fall Fertilizers can now be applied if you are not using “Myke Turf” such as Scotts Turf Builder. It is designed for Early Spring, Late Spring, and Early Fall Fertilization. Scotts Winter Pro is designed for Late Fall Fertilization.
• Rake and clean up all leaves and debris from lawn.
• Top-dress and over seed to improve the appearance of your lawn. This can be done after the 15th of October.
• Spray with “Plantskyd” to protect against vole damage. This can be done at the end of October or before snowfall.
• Cut the grass short to a height of 2 ½” at the end of October. A lower height will help soil dry more quickly in the spring. This will also help prevent vole damage.

GARDENS AND BEDS

• Dig up and discard annuals, and vegetable plants to put in your compost pile. Dig up and discard any weeds in the garbage. Rake up any fallen leaves and debris in your flower beds. Fallen leaves can hold diseases that may overwinter.
• Remove summer bulbs and store in peat moss or vermiculite indoors for the winter.
• Get your beds ready for fall planting or spring gardening. Add organic matter such as peat moss, coco, compost, or soil booster. This can help improve aeration and drainage, as well as supply nutrients. This can be done in addition to liquid gypsum to give the soil a really good boost for next year.
• Plant your tulips using bulb food and fresh garden soil. Soak the bulbs in “Plantskyd” prior to planting to prevent squirrels from digging them up!
• Plant shrubs, evergreens, and perennials. Early fall planting gives new plants enough time to get their roots established before winter. Use a growth supplement such as “Myke” to help stimulate healthy roots, and prevent transplant shock.
• To promote new growth on an old shrub, thin it out by removing a few of the oldest stems as near to the base as possible.
• Cut back a shrub to promote more branching and to create a bushier shrub. Cut shoots back to a bud or lateral branch.

SHRUBS, TREES, PERENNIALS
• A treatment of “Myke” can be given to any shrubs or trees that have been stressed or not growing well. This is done by putting holes in the ground around the root ball of the shrub or tree. The “Myke” is poured down the holes, then watered in.
• If your plants have had problems with fungus, mold, mildew, blight, or insects Dormant Oil will prevent these from wintering over. It can be applied once the leaves have dropped if the temperature is above 5 °C. It also can be applied in early spring when the buds on the plants are swollen, but before they leaf out.
• Perennials can be moved or split safely now. Use a growth supplement such as “Myke” to stimulate new root growth.
• Apply “Plantskyd” to protect from winter animal damage. Skoot can be used as an alternative but not until plants are dormant. (leaves have dropped)Be sure to spray as high as animals can reach after the snow has fallen. Be sure to spray right to ground level to prevent vole damage on the base of trees.
• Add a tree wrap around the base of any smaller trees to prevent animal damage
• Spring flowering perennials can be cut back. Fall flowering perennials can be left to enjoy over the winter.
• At the end of October peat moss can be mounded around sensitive plants and perennials to protect over winter.
• Water regularly till the ground is frozen.

EVERGREEN AND CEDAR CARE

• If evergreens have been stressed over the summer a treatment of “Myke “ around the roots will help it repair any root damage that may have occurred.
• Throughout September and October water evergreens weekly so they can build up their water stores until spring. The moisture is important to help them through our harsh winters. Just before freeze up give evergreens a good soak.
• Any cedars that are in a sunny location can be sprayed with an antitranspirant “Wilt-Pruf” to protect against spring moisture loss.
• Any newly planted cedars can be protected with burlap and a frame made with wooden stakes. It is very important that the burlap does not touch the cedars.
• Spray with Skoot to prevent animal damage

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

Jensennursery.com

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