GARY'S GARDEN TIPS // JUNE 7, 2013
Be sure to water your trees and shrubs deep into the root zone. Once a month for established trees and every one to two weeks for younger plants.
Drip systems work well for newly planted trees and shrubs, but be sure to add more emitters as the plants grow.
It's also important to move the emitters to the drip line area. The drip line is where the outer branches are. Depending on the size of the tree, and how many you have, it might be easier to set a sprinkler, make a water well around the tree, or use a deep root irrigator. I recommend 5-10 gallons of water per inch of trunk diameter.
If you have your vegetable and flower gardens planted then apply "Treflan" to the area to prevent weeds from germinating. It's important that you wait until the seed you planted is up before applying this product. It does not prevent perennial weeds, but will keep annual weeds to a minimum.
Keel a container of "Tomato and Pepper Set" on hand to increase blossom set and increase fruit yield. Use on tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, eggplant, melons, okra peppers, and strawberries.
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