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Care Basics for Beautiful Lilacs

May 14, 2019 11:24:48 AM

Written by McKay Staff in Gardening 101 How-to Guide Plants & Flowers


For a lot of us northern gardeners, lilacs are landscape essentials we can’t live without. Until their delicious fragrance permeates our yards and homes, spring is incomplete. Reliable and low-maintenance, lilacs can flourish for decades with very little care. By planting several types of lilacs, from early bloomers to late-blooming types, you can prolong your bloom party by several weeks. All it takes is good site selection, proper water and fertilizer, and timely pruning to keep lilacs at their blooming peak.

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5 Steps to Prepare Planting Areas in Landscaping – Before you plant any plantings around the yard it is important to prepare the landscaping bed for the plants that will be installed there.

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Fall is the best time to plant!

Sep 23, 2014 11:19:10 AM

Written by McKay Staff in Gardening 101 How-to Guide

Fall Landscaping - Fall is here! If your summer got busy and you put off some much-needed landscaping projects, no need to fear. There is plenty of time to plant. Any die-hard gardener knows the secret that fall is actually the BEST time for planting trees and shrubs. The temperatures are cooler and plants can get established and strong before next spring.

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Everything to know about bare root plants!

Sep 9, 2014 1:56:49 PM

Written by McKay Staff in Gardening 101 Plants & Flowers

What are bare root plants? – Bare root plants are dug in the late fall and early spring while they are still dormant in the field. The soil is removed from their roots and then stored in a temperature-controlled cooler starting in October and into late spring as late as June for future shipping and planting.

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