As I made my rounds this spring, I noticed a trend that we should all be paying attention to.
There have been 3 seasons in the past 4 years when precipitation was way below normal or tolerable levels. Summer is probably the most demanding season on newly planted trees and shrubs. A mature Oak tree can transpire 100’s of gallons of moisture into the atmosphere. All woody plants transpire moisture more during summer months.
Here are some tips to recognize potential drought damage and what you can do to prevent - or reverse - that damage.
When winter doesn't let go, and spring is delayed; look to the landscape as a reminder -"Spring is the season of Renewal"
Take advantage of the numerous opportunities to instill color and life into your landscape. These blasts of color, are sure to cure any winter duldrums. A little effort now, will get you started in the garden and create an enjoyable surprise for years to come.