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Choosing Plants That Are Right for Your Climate

Posted by John on 12/10/2013 to Keeping Plants Healthy
The key to creating a beautiful and visually appealing landscape around your home is essential planning and preparation. A vital part of the landscape planning process is choosing the ideal plants, shrubs and flowers that complement each other well and thrive in the particular climate and outdoor environment in which you live.

Protecting and Extending the life of Christmas Trees and Greenery

Posted by John Graff on 12/6/2013 to Keeping Plants Healthy
You can use Wilt Pruf® to protect and extend the life of Christmas trees and wreathes by reducing moisture loss. Moisture loss is the primary cause of the needle loss and browning that is so common. For wreathes, holly and other seasonal greenery many commercial producers dip the object and let if drip dry over a catch tray. For the homeowner, spraying is just as effective.

Easy Wilt Pruf® application

Posted by John Graff on 11/23/2013 to Keeping Plants Healthy

We have compiled this overview of Wilt Pruf® information with the intent of clarifying and simplifying the application process. This summarizes information provided by the manufacturer in various publications including...

How to Protect Your Plants in Severe Weather

Posted by John Graff on 11/20/2013 to Keeping Plants Healthy
Harsh winds, extended droughts and frigid winter weather are your plants' greatest enemies. While plants are built to adapt to different weather conditions, extreme shock or stress on a plant is likely to kill it quickly. It is critical to your plants' life that you keep them moist, while keeping the water in plant cells from freezing.

Using Gallon Drums to Protect Valuable Plants and Shrubs

Posted by John Graff on 10/17/2013 to Keeping Plants Healthy
A gallon drum is a type of container that stores and captures rainwater draining from a person’s roof. A gallon drum typically ranges from 80 to 50 gallons and has a spigot for helping to fill watering cans. At the same time, it has a connection for a soaker hose. Combining the use of gallon drums with appropriate plant mulching and selection helps promote water conservation. Aside from that, the use of gallon drums benefits an individual’s community, garden and home.

Nurturing Flowers and Shrubs

Posted by John Graff on 10/16/2013 to Keeping Plants Healthy
When a homeowner has a garden, they often neglect it as they do not have the time or skills to care for their plants properly. This is a shame as a beautiful garden with lots of flowers and plants can raise the value of the property and make residents happy. Fortunately, a person who does not have experience in the garden can still nurture their flowers and shrubs with these five simple tips.

Keeping Your Plants Healthy

Posted by Joe P on 9/6/2013 to Keeping Plants Healthy
Many homeowners today have found that they can greatly increase the value of their home through the addition of exterior decorations as well as the ones found in the interior of the home. Plants, especially ornamental plants and shrubbery, can nicely dress up a home's exterior, increasing its value and street appeal. Plants also play a role in decreasing a family's carbon footprint.