October

Garden Tips:

Protect your evergreens, including boxwood, azaleas, and rhododendrons from the drying winter winds by applying Wilt Stop in November. This will provide a protective layer on the foliage to help prevent moisture loss.

Add a little fragrance to your spring garden. Try planting hyacinth bulbs now and their soft perfume will fill the spring air. Varieties such as Carnegie, Pink Surprise and, BlueJacket are all deer resistant and bloom in mid-spring.

Before you put away all of your garden tools, make sure they are cleaned. Rusty, non-functioning tools are no fun to play with in the spring.

You can apply FreezePruf to help protect your annuals from an unexpected frost. Best when applied above 50 degrees and at least 8-12 hours before a frost. This will improve the cold tolerance of the plants and will last up to 4-6 weeks after application. If you didn't apply and a frost is expected, be sure to cover your annuals and vegetables with a cloth or sheet to protect them.

Leave the seed heads on black-eyed Susans, coneflowers and ornamental grasses. Not only do they look great in the winter, but they'll provide food for the birds. Now is a great time to set out those bird feeders.

You can apply Turfline Winterizer plus Dissolve Weed Killer or Winterizer from Mid-September thru Mid-November.