FALL YARD CARE –after the drought


LAWNS

 Spot treat visible weeds with “Killex”.
 Instead of fertilizing this fall apply “Myke Turf”. Fertilizing could burn the dry stressed grass. “Myke Turf” will not burn, and is a natural product. It reduces watering needs, and increases drought tolerance. It will also promote root growth, to give you a more lush lawn next year.
 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.
 Apply “Liquid Gypsum” to your flowers beds, and gardens. This can safely be sprayed on soil as well as plants. It is a soil conditioner that will soften hard and clay soils. It also improves soil drainage and helps maintain a healthy balance of nutrients for the plants.
 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.


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.
 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.
 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.

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