During this hectic holiday season please don’t forget to give your indoor and outdoor plant material a little TLC.
Thank goodness that this recent rainy weather wasn’t snow. This means that you still have the chance to remove all wet leaves and debris that might be around the base of your plant material. This prevents varmints from snacking on your plants as well as prevent mold from infecting the area.
It’s also not too late to feed any large trees on your property to help give them a better immune system and get them through the cold and icy conditions. The way to do this is insert spikes around the trees that slowly released food into the soil around the roots. This type of fertilizer can be purchased at Lowe’s, Home Depot or any local nursery that is still opened. Be sure to carefully read the package instructions. Your plants deserve a holiday treat too ya know!
If it happens to be a white Christmas, be careful removing snow from large trees that might have a buildup of ice and snow. The best way to avoid the snapping of a limb is to go out in the storm hourly and use a soft broom to gently sweep off the snow and ice. If this is not possible let Mother Nature work her magic and naturally melt away the snow. Removing a large build up of snow and ice can easily damage your plant material.
As for your house plants don’t forget to water and liquid feed them. Your heaters fireplaces and wood burning stoves will dry them out.
Happy Holidays from Stone Creek Landscaping!