The pH of the soil and water are important when trying to keep hydrangeas from turning color, and some areas naturally have just the right soil and water requirements to keep the colors rich and vibrant. A low soil pH between 5.2 and 5.5 is recommended to keep hydrangeas blue, and it can be lowered naturally using organic matter such as coffee grounds or the peelings from produce. Alternately, store-bought products can be used to lower the pH of the soil. Search for low phosphorus fertilizer with a high potassium content for blue hydrangeas, and do not use bone meal or super If you have a white hydrangea, appreciate it for what it is. No matter what you do to the soil, it will remain white except for a touch of pink or deep red that sometimes appears on the florets as it ages. Depending on the variety of hydrangea and uncontrollable weather patterns, the intensity of color varies from plant to plant if not head to head. There’s nothing you can add or detract to achieve a more vibrant color. Fertilizing once or twice a year boosts the health of your hydrangea, which in turn may give it a bit more brilliance. There are, of course, pink varieties and blue varieties of hydrangeas that can be purchased from nurseries and growers. Even a pink hydrangea will lose its lovely pink color if the soil is not just what it needs.
- 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.