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October 2013 Horticulture Tips

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of September 29 to October 5, 2013

Title: Moving Trees & Shrubs

 

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

 

If you decide to move a tree or shrub, do it the professional way.  Dig a large root ball, and wrap it in a piece of burlap.  Tie it securely and move the balled and burlapped plant to its new location.  Be sure to remove the burlap before planting.  Be sure to water the tree well for the first year, especially if it’s dry.

  

Tim Baker, University of Missouri Extension.

 


 

Horticulture Tip for the week of October 6-12, 2013

Title: Climbing Roses

 

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

 

If your climbing roses are in an exposed location, give them a little help this winter, by tying them securely with broad strips of rags to the trellis.  This will keep them firmly in place when those winter winds come, and help prevent damage to the bark. For more information on rose care, contact your local Extension Center. 

 

Tim Baker, University of Missouri Extension.

 


 

Horticulture Tip for the week of October 13-19, 2013

Title: Liming Lawns

 

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

 

This is a good time of year to get a soil test for your lawn, to see if it needs lime or not.  It has been found that lawns grown on acidic soils are more subject to winter kill, more prone to injury from chemical applications, and generally less reliable under stress.  To prevent these kinds of problems, test your soil regularly and add lime when it’s needed.

  

Tim Baker, University of Missouri Extension.

 


 

Horticulture Tip for the week of October 20-26, 2013

Title: Fall Cleanup for Vegetable Gardens

 

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

 

When cleaning up your vegetable garden for the winter, don’t forget to remove those weeds.  Many disease-causing viruses overwinter in the roots of perennial weeds.  Tomato mosaic virus, for example, overwinters in the roots of ground cherry, horse nettle, jimson weed, nightshade, and bittersweet.  If those weeds are carrying the virus, and are left in place, they may infect your new garden next year.

  

Tim Baker, University of Missouri Extension.

 


 

Horticulture Tip for the week of October 27 to November 2, 2013

Title: Fall Cleanup for Orchards

 

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

 

When cleaning up around the orchard this fall, be sure to remove and destroy all fallen fruit, branches, and leaves.  Leaving these on the ground will provide a good place to overwinter insect pests and disease organisms.  You’ll get a head start on disease and insect control for next year if you take a little extra time to remove them now.

  

Tim Baker, University of Missouri Extension.

 


 

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