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Planting bare root can save you a lot of money, but many people are unsure about bare root because they can look intimidating. The good news is that you don’t need to be a master gardener in order to take advantage of all that planting bare root has to offer.

Here are some of our most frequently asked questions regarding bare root plants:

What is a bare root plant and why are they so much cheaper?

Plant Bare Root to Save Big Money

Bare root plants are dug when they go dormant for the year and have stored nutrients for the winter.  This dormancy period allows the plants to be stored in special warehouses so that they can be shipped to customers at the proper planting time for their area.  Due to the fact that bare root plants have no soil or containers, they can be shipped more efficiently.  Furthermore, this cuts down on the labor that has put into each plant.  These two factors lead to big savings by buying bare root plants instead of container plants.

The annual bare root sale has officially begun.  See the attached price list to see this years varieties and prices.  Quantities are limited so hurry in while supplies last!

Tips for the Season!

Thanksgiving is the time of year that we recommend you wrap those young trees for the winter. Tree wrap helps the trunk stay at a more even temperature so they won’t be as prone to sun scald (also known as frost crack). It is important to wrap the trunks of young trees until they get mature (ruffled looking) bark.  Now is also the time you should Wilt Pruf some of the more tender evergreens. Wilt Pruf is a product that helps keep evergreens from transpiring during an especially warm day. If you have questions about either of these please come in and visit with us.

Thanksgiving is the time of year that we recommend you wrap those young trees for the winter. Tree wrap helps the trunk stay at a more even temperature so they won’t be as prone to sun scald (also known as frost crack). It is important to wrap the trunks of young trees until they get mature (ruffled looking) bark.  Now is also the time you should Wilt Pruf some of the more tender evergreens. Wilt Pruf is a product that helps keep evergreens from transpiring during an especially warm day. If you have questions about either of these please come in and visit with us.

         Thanksgiving is the time of year that we recommend you wrap those young trees for the winter. Tree wrap helps the trunk stay at a more even temperature so they won’t be as prone to sun scald (also known as frost crack). It is important to wrap the trunks of young trees until they get mature (ruffled looking) bark.  Now is also the time you should Wilt Pruf some of the more tender evergreens. Wilt Pruf is a product that helps keep evergreens from transpiring during an especially warm day. If you have questions about either of these please come in and visit with us.

Our in-store specials this week are:

  • 20% off Balled & Burlap Trees, Shrubs, Aspen & Container Evergreens
  • 50% off Fall Bulbs & Garlic
  • 50% Container Deciduous Trees, Carol Mackie Daphne, & Select Evergreens on a Standard
  • 50% off Pottery, Statuary & Fountains
  • 50% off Garden Flags & Sundials

The ground temperature needs to drop a little bit more before we plant fall bulbs, but the selection is excellent right now. The best time to plant fall bulbs would be the end of September through October, as the soil temperature has dropped and you can plant right up until the ground freezes in November.   By planting in September and October, you allow the bulbs to become well-rooted before the ground freezes.  

The ground temperature needs to drop a little bit more before we plant fall bulbs, but the selection is excellent right now. The best time to plant fall bulbs would be the end of September through October, as the soil temperature has dropped and you can plant right up until the ground freezes in November.   By planting in September and October, you allow the bulbs to become well-rooted before the ground freezes.  

Proper watering can promote a deeply rooted, healthier lawn. Summer conditions such as hot, dry and windy days can dictate watering practices. During these hot summer days we know that a healthy lawn of bluegrass needs 2.25” of water each week. Each time you water, it is important to moisten the root zone of your lawn. With a small shovel or soil probe you can take a look at your root zone to see the depth. A healthy bluegrass lawn would have a good, deep 6” depth on its root system. If the lawn root depth is 6” then you would moisten to 6”.

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