April 2017 Horticulture Tips

Tim Baker, MU Extension Horticulture Specialist
102 N. Main, Suite 1, Gallatin, MO 64640
660-663-3232, bakert@missouri.edu

Horticulture Tip for the week of April 2-8, 2017
Title: “Pruning Trees”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

When planting a balled and burlapped tree, don’t plant the tree too deeply. The bottom of the planting hole should not be dug more than necessary, or else the tree will settle with time, and often end up too deep.  The goal is to have the tree at the same depth that it was in the nursery. If your soil is heavy clay, it might be advisable to plant it a little higher than it was in the nursery.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of April 9-15, 2017
Title: “Watering Newly-Planted Trees"

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

When planting a new tree, remember that most of the tree’s root system was left behind in the nursery. That means that those all-important root hairs that take up water and nutrients are gone, and the tree will have to grow new ones. Watering a new tree is a delicate balance.  Too much water will drown out the developing root system, and too little water will create drought stress.  Keep it balanced!

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of April 16-22, 2017
Title: “Selecting Roses"

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

Roses remain one of the more popular flowers in gardens across the world. Their beauty and delicate fragrance have universal appeal. Hybrid tea roses are popular, but may require a vigorous spray schedule to keep diseases at bay.  Some older varieties are more disease-resistant, and those wanting to avoid sprays should consider them. Call your local Extension Center for our Guide Sheet on selecting roses.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of April 23-29, 2017
Title: “Planting Strawberries"

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

It’s hard to beat the flavor of home-grown fruits. And one of the easier types of fruit for homeowners to grow is strawberries. While they are subject to some diseases, and may require spraying, they are generally easy to grow and harvest. Plant them this year, and next year you can enjoy strawberry shortcake from your own, delicious, home-grown strawberries!

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.