Just a reminder, with temps above 90 for the next few days and humidity dropping, you should avoid (or be EXTREMELY careful) applying herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers and really make sure your watering routine is adequate. It's times like these that we see an outbreak of NHD (No Hose Disease) so watch for signs of stress among your flowers and veggies. It's a perfect time to add straw mulch to your vegetable beds to keep the soil cooler, suppress weeds, and retain precious water. We are stocked up on straw bales, and we also have a great selection of mulches for flower beds, shrubs, and trees and these products add beauty to their list of benefits.
Someone asked about what to do with the straw when the vegetables are done. In many parts of the country, the straw can be worked into the soil, but our soil is too dry and too alkaline for the straw to decompose sufficiently so it's best to rake it off in the spring and put it in your compost pile.
We had four more truckloads delivered this week, including a lot of shrubs of exceptional size and quality... and they're ON SALE! Visit our SPECIALS page for details.
Bougainvillea in full bloom
Hibiscus loaded with buds
We just stocked up on these popular tropicals! With four months of warm weather ahead, you have plenty of time to enjoy these on your patio and bring them in for the winter when the time comes.
We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Richard, Jennifer, and Your Gardening Angels