Cultivation

Bulb Care

You may be busy planting new bulbs this fall, but don’t forget to care for the ones already in the ground. Read about fall bulb care.

Fall Tree Care

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Our trees need care to prepare for colder months. “While your trees seem to be in a state of hibernation in the winter, exposure to the tough conditions can cause them major stress,” says Jim Skiera, Executive Director of the …

Solarizing Soil

We want to clear an area of lawn and replace it with a vegetable garden. I’ve heard of “solarizing”—can you tell me if this would be the best way to go and can we do it over the winter so we’ll be ready to plant in spring?

Zone Pushing

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I have a pair of plants that are “marginally hardy” in my climate zone. What are their chances of making it through the winter and how can I help?

Fall Lawn-care Reminders

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Here’s a rundown of fall tasks that will improve a lawn made up of cool-season turfgrasses, such as fescues, Kentucky bluegrass and ryegrass: