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-In your lawn, spread winterizer to help store the necessary nutrients it will need during colder months. -For trees & shrubs, only apply slow release feeders to keep nutrients in the ground at this time of the year. Now is also the time to amend the PH in your beds and lawns. (Lime & sulfur.)

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Louisiana gardeners can successfully grow a wide variety of culinary herbs. When selecting which herbs you want to grow in your garden, consider what you commonly cook with. Look at the dried herbs are in your kitchen cabinet, and start growing them. Now is a great time to plant many of the hardy herbs we

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Mistake No. 1: Planting Too Late Making late additions to the landscape can result in devastating losses next spring. Perennials are the most susceptible to late planting, as alternating freezing and thawing of soil literally shoves plants out of soil, exposing crowns. Shrubs and trees can go into the ground later. Mistake No. 2: Pruning

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Now is the best time to plant hardy trees in Louisiana. Are you thinking about adding shade trees, small spring- or summer-flowering trees or trees for screening? If you are, this is time of the year to head out to our garden center and purchase trees to plant in your landscape. If you want a

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Camellias are one of the most popular blooming evergreens in the Southeast US, and one of our favorite winter bloomers. There are many varieties to choose from to bring showy winter interest. Camellia japonica, commonly called Camellia, is a slow upright grower with medium to large flowers that open from mid to late winter.  Camellias

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When you decide it’s time to pull out the warm-season bedding plants and replant your flowerbeds and containers, lots of wonderful cool season bedding plants are available here! The roles these plants play in landscapes and containers is to provide color. What colors to plant or how you combine them is mostly a matter of

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Looking for a tree to provide some curb appeal? Get inspired with these choices. Fall is the best time to plant trees! Crape Myrtle Called the lilac of the South, crape myrtle brings on the flower show with long bloom clusters that open in a rainbow of hues. The tree has a graceful, architectural branching

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Pecan pie season is upon us! Have you considered growing a pecan tree in your yard? Not only will it produce the nuts to use for culinary delights, but it will be a shade tree to provide your family with needed relief. The best time to plant a pecan tree is in the fall because

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  What is pH? In regards to soil, it is a measurement of your soil’s acidy. A scale of one, (peak acidity/low alkalinity) to 14 (low acidity/peak alkalinity) is used to gauge your soil’s pH level. A level of seven is considered neutral soil. Why is pH important? For starters, an improper pH level for

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So you’ve decided to start composting. On behalf of your garden: Thank you! There are many elements to beginning a compost, and we will be happy to help you along the new route! The most important education to know when investing in the well-being of your garden is what exactly are you (and aren’t you)

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