Monday, October 31, 2011

Upcycling with Bill Dowie

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Recycling brought to a new level! Upcycling is the lastest garden trend!
For those who were lucky enough to attend our Up-Cycling seminar this September here is the promised PDF file!
If you would like to know more on Upcycling open our attachment and learn more! We will definitely be holding more seminars on Up-Cycling in the spring!
I am hoping to get seminars under way as early as March this year! If anyone has subjects that they would be interested in feel free to contact me at [email protected]

Happy gardening!
Tammy Jensen

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Winterize your yard and garden!

Brrrr, what is that horrible white stuff on the ground this morning? Too early for that I say! Just in case this is here to stay there is a few things you should do in your garden if you havn't already.

1. Cover your delicate perrennials and plants with some Peat Moss or Beat's Peat(a more enviromentally friendly version - my favorite!)

2. After you have raked up all those soggy leaves cut the grass nice and low for winter

3. Topdress and seed any trouble spots in your lawn. Or do it the easy way like I plan on doing! Just sprinkle EZ Seed all over! NO SOIL REQUIRED!

4. Lightly spray the entire lawn with Plantskydd. This will prevent those nasty little voles from wrecking your lawn this winter! Do not forget to spray the base of trees as well. They will crawl under the snow and nibble away at that Aspen that blocks your neighbours deck so well. If they chew a complete circle you may have to come and see me for a new Aspen next year!!

5. Apply Skoot to all your shrubs and trees. This will stop deer, and rabbits from eating the bark over the winter. Spray up as high as they will be able to reach once we have snow 3 feet high! I see more trees in the spring killed from deer, rabbit and vole damage than anythng else. Don't let your trees be victims this winter!

6. Wrap your new pyramid cedars in burlap. DO NOT let the burlap touch the cedar. Put stakes around the cedar, then attach the burlap to the stakes. Make sure to give the cedars a good drink of water before freezeup. If it gets warm again, you will need to keep watering them at least once a week. So do not put your hose away yet.

If you have any more questions that I have not covered today, just drop by or give us a call (204)488-5042.

Thanks,

Tammy Jensen




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