Tulips and Daffodils warm up the spring!
There is nothing more exciting in the spring than the greeting from a spectacular show of tulips, daffodils and other bulbs. That early burst of color warms us as Mother Nature shakes off those last remnants of winter air. Spring comes alive with the burst of purple and white crocus. They are quickly followed by the cheery yellows of daffodils. In May, the tulips make their show-stopping debut in a variety of colors.
Why are you getting this blog message in the now when the bulbs come up in spring? Well, fall is the time of year to plant spring blooming bulbs. We will be putting in our bulb orders soon and will plant in early October. This is enough time to get the bulbs established before they go dormant for the winter. After planting, all we have to do is wait patiently for the spectacular spring show!
Crocus are the first to wake up in the spring.
Please give us a call if you would like an estimate for adding bulbs to your gardens. They are a fabulous way to add early spring color to your landscape while you wait for your perennials to awaken. Please contact Carolyn at 612-554-8179 or firstname.lastname@example.org , if you would like to schedule our services.
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Running a thin stream of water from the hose is a good way to water new trees
The calendar has turned to September and the air is getting cooler. It’s easy to think that your “work” in the garden is done but don’t put those hoses away yet!!! Providing adequate water into the fall is a critical piece in assisting plants to prepare for our tough, Minnesota winters. Continuing to water until the ground freezes increases plant survival as well as improving year round plant health. Although Mother Nature often helps us out with rain in the fall, sometimes you will need to do a little supplementing to ensuring that your plants get 1-1.5 inches of water every seven to ten days. With that said, it’s important not to over water. Over watering can cause plants to send out new growth resulting in tissue that won’t be hardened off for winter. It also can simply result in too much moisture in the ground, causing the roots to rot. This is especially true in heavy, clay soils.
All of the plants in your landscape will benefit from fall watering, but it is especially beneficial to evergreens as well as trees and shrubs planted with in the last five years. Because plant roots cannot extract water from the frozen soil, helping them to be retain moisture in the fall will help prepare them to survive whatever Old Man Winter throws their way! So keep an eye on the weather and make sure your landscape gets that 1-1.5 inches of water per week. Next season your plants will thank you for it.
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Bring in Fall with colorful annuals!
The calendar has turned once again and we at Field are ready to welcome the change of seasons and cooler weather. It’s time to pluck those tired annuals out of their summer containers and window boxes and add some new life to those same containers. Showcase Fall with a gorgeous combination of mums, asters, grasses, gourds, and maybe even a few “surprises” thrown in. Our talented Fieldcare team loves to play with color and texture and can’t wait to help you bring in the new season!
Please contact Carolyn for an individualized price quote. We will be planting fall containers the week of September 12th and you don’t want to miss out!
1209 Tyler St NE, Suite 250
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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