Green Dreams LandscapingSpring has sprung in the Sandhills and with it so has the pollen!

I truly believe this has been one of the worst years that we have had with the Yellow stuff! Hopefully it will be over soon!

Annuals:
It is time to order your spring annuals: This year we will be planting the following plants:

Vinca:
(a) Titan Summer Breeze Mix Vinca – this is a Full Sun Vinca that gets 14-16” tall
(b) Medeterranean Deep Rose- This is a full sun or part shade vinca that grows to 6” tall.

Begonias:
Ambassador Mix Green Leaf – this is a mix of red, white and pink that grows to 6-12” This plant does well in sun or shade.

Begonias and Vinca are sold in flats of 1801 meaning that there are 18 plants in each flat. These plants are larger than the ones that are sold in the traditional 3601’s from the big box stores. They are $21.00 delivered or $45.00 delivered and installed with amendment and fertilized.

Please call the office if you would like to order flowers and or have them delivered to your house for you to plant them.

Pre-Emergent vs – Post Emergent:
I have gotten so many phone calls about this that I thought I would enlighten some of you on the difference:
Pre-emergent prevent the germination of seeds by inhibiting a key enzyme. In this area it is used to prevent crabgrass from appearing in summer lawns. Pre-emergent are applied to lawns in the spring and fall to prevent the germination of weed seeds. They will not affect any established plant. In the spring, they should be applied when air temperatures reach 65-70°F for four consecutive days. In the fall, they should be applied when nighttime lows reach 55-60°F for four consecutive nights.  “Weed and feed” products which contain both pre-emergent and fertilizer in a single product should not be used on southern lawns or warm-season grasses. If applied when a pre-emergent is needed, the fertilizer may burn or stress the lawn. If applied after the lawn “green-up”, weed seeds will have already germinated and the herbicide will be ineffective.

We applied Pre-emergent to the lawns in March. If you did not order the pre-emergent it is too late to get it now you will have to get the fall pre-emergent which is applied in September. Post-emergent kills what is currently growing there. This is done any time of the year however it is best applied when temperatures are above 75 degrees. It is also best applied when rain is not in the forecast. If you have weeds in your turf and have not had your post emergent applied yet, it will be done this month.

Lewis Sr. Surgery:
Lewis Sr. is recovering from his surgery nicely. Hopefully he will be coming back to work soon! Thank you everyone for all your prayers and warm thoughts for him during his recovery period!

Thanks!!
Dana, Lewis, and the Little Miss Mow It All Team!