As you are walking through the greenhouses at this time of year the colorful clearance signs are probably catching your eye. Annuals and perennials labeled anywhere from 50-75% off. What a deal! However, these are marked at these prices for more than just moving inventory. Plants are meant to live in soil where their roots are able to stretch and grow, not in plastic containers. After so long waiting on the shelf the roots become bound and tangled due to the tight growing space or they turn black and slimy from the greenhouse environment. Since the plant is already under stress it is more septible to disease and insect damage. Slightly pull the plant out of the container to ensure a good quality root system and look on both side of the foliage for insects (some bugs like to hide on the underside of leaves where they think we won’t see them). Avoid plants with withering or mushy foilage, usually it means the provider is giving too much or too little water requirements over a long period of time. If all looks healthy, it looks like you scored a good deal!
- Bed Maintenance
- Lawn Care
- Pest Control
- Pest of the week
- Turf & Ornamental Maintenance
Irrigation Installation, Service & Repairs
We are performing the Sprinkler System Checks & Repair services. You should have your irrigation set to run 4-5 days per week, 10 minutes on pop-up zones and 20-25 minutes on rotating zones. Give us a call if you are ready to get on the schedule. If you are interested in having an irrigation system installed, please give the office a call at 913-829-6135.
We are applying Round 5 of our 7 Round Turf Program. Round 5 is a liquid application targeting nutsedge, broadleaf, and grassy weeds in the lawn. Turf Managers will also assess lawns at this time to determine if and what is needed as far as a Fall Lawn Renovation. Aeration, verticutting and overseeding being the common items to be done in order to keep the lawn full and thick. If you are interested in starting your personalized turf health plan please give us a call.
Plant Health Care
We are currently applying Round 3 of our plant insecticide program for the 2017 season. Round 3 is a treatment to control primarily spider mites on spruce, junipers and burning bush. Please call to schedule a consultation with one of our certified Arborist today.
The mowing season has begun and will run weekly from now until the end of October. Due to the rainy weather they may be behind a day or two but will work weekends to catch up. If you are interested in the weekly mowing service, please contact the office.