WHAT YOU'LL LEARN HERE
Caring for Your Landscape
Winter is hard on trees. Wind, ice, and cold temperatures can harm trees through sunscald, branch-breaking ice loads, or winter burn on evergreens. Taking preventative measures in the fall can help minimize winter injury to trees in the landscape.
Soil is populated by microorganisms that serve key roles in your home garden. If you build a good soil habitat with a balanced pH, adequate nutrients, good structure, and enough organic matter, those microbes will flourish and help to protect and nourish your plants.
Do you notice yellow leaves on your trees or shrubs? It’s not fall yet! They may be turning from a lack of water, disease, insects, or a nutrient deficiency—or it might be a case of “iron chlorosis.” It sounds quite technical, but really, it just means your plant is lacking iron.
The single biggest reason plants die is due to watering practices. They are either overwatered or underwatered. If there is one key area a gardener needs to understand it would be understanding what determines how much water a plant needs and how to properly water.