It’s Dry! Master Fall Watering: 6 Easy Tips
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by Ron Wilson
1M ago
6 Tips to Master Fall Watering Watering Schedule for Newly Planted Plants: Focus on proper watering for the first year, especially during the first fall, and potentially the second and third years to establish new roots. Improper watering (either too dry or too wet) is the primary reason for new plants struggling or dying, particularly during a fall drought stress going into winter. Factors Affecting Watering Needs: Understand that different factors such as soil type, container versus balled and burlap plants, varying plant water needs, weather, and seasons will influence watering require ..read more
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10 Ideas for Creating a Mesmerizing Fall Garden with Mums
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by Ron Wilson
3M ago
Chrysanthemums, commonly known as mums, are versatile and beautiful flowers that add color and elegance to your garden. With their wide range of colors and forms, mums can be used in various ways to create stunning displays and complement the existing elements of your landscape.  At Natrop’s Nursery, we grow 80 different kinds of mums. Here are some creative ideas on how to use mums in your garden: 1. Fall Borders and Beds Mums are synonymous with fall, making them a natural choice for enhancing your autumn garden. Plant them in borders or beds to create vibrant, seasonal displays. Choose ..read more
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5 Tips to Refresh Your Garden for Fall
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by Nikki Natorp
3M ago
Giving your garden a fall refresh can breathe new life into your outdoor space. Here are 5 tips to refresh your garden for fall: 1. Plant Fall Flowers and Foliage: Choose plants that thrive in cooler temperatures and offer vibrant fall colors. Some popular options include chrysanthemums (mums), asters, pansies, ornamental kale, and sedums. These plants will add pops of color and texture to your garden. Plan Your Fall Color! 2. Time for Trees and Shrubs: Fall is the best time to plant trees and shrubs. In the fall, the soil is still warm from the summer months, which encoura ..read more
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How To Create Fall Container Garden
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by Nikki Natorp
4M ago
Fall container gardening can be a delightful way to extend the beauty of your outdoor space into the cooler months. Here are some tips to help you create a successful fall container garden: Fall Container Garden Basics 1. Select Appropriate Containers: Ensure your containers have good drainage to prevent waterlogging. Choose containers of varying sizes and heights to add depth and interest to your arrangement. 2. Use Quality Potting Mix: A high-quality potting mix retains moisture while providing good drainage. This will provide a healthy environment for your plants’ roots. 3. Fertilize Wisely ..read more
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6 Easy Summer Garden Tips
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by Nikki Natorp
5M ago
As the heat rises, here are 6 easy summer garden tips to keep your plants and trees healthy throughout the summer. 6 Easy Summer Garden Tips Prune & Deadhead- First, dead-head spent flowers on annuals, perennials, rose, etc. It will encourage new growth and more flowers. Are your annuals getting leggy? Cut them back and let them re-grow like a fresh new plant. Feed- Feed your plants as needed, especially container plantings. This will promote new growth and more flowers. Mow- Mow the lawn on a regular basis. Mow at a higher level rather than lower (2.5 – 3.5 inches), never remove more ..read more
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Mother’s Day Garden Gift Ideas
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by Ron Wilson
7M ago
Top Mothers Day Garden Gift Ideas Are you still trying to find the perfect Mother’s Day Garden Gift? We know finding a gift for all the important women in your life can be challenging. That’s the reason, we are making it simple with some great Mothers Day garden gift ideas for you! Find the perfect garden gift for your mom! Get Creative with Succulents Unleash your creativity with a succulent container design or buy a premade design. You can make it personal and it is the perfect low-maintenance garden gift.         Give a Kitchen Garden Hamper Great Gift for Mom! For th ..read more
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7 Tips To Raised Bed Gardening
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by Nikki Natorp
1y ago
Raised bed gardening is a great way to enjoy vegetable gardening with significant advantages for plants and gardeners. It allows for a longer growing season due to warm soils and the higher quality soil allows for better growing conditions for your plants. Gardeners can enjoy easier plant care from weeding to harvesting during the growing season.  Are you ready to try Raised Bed Gardening? Here are 7 Tips: 1.Pick your spot- For a healthy and thriving vegetable garden, choose a location that receives a minimum of six to eight hours of full sun each day. Raised beds are an excellent solutio ..read more
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How Create a Perennial Container Garden
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by Ron Wilson
2y ago
How to Create a Perennial Container Garden Looking for new ideas for your container garden? Why not create a perennial container garden with plants that come back year after year. Often times, these containers can be brought inside to enjoy or during winter months and taken back out to the garden during warmer weather. What are some alternatives to annuals for containers? Perennials Think about the tough and durable perennials, that not only flower during the season but can add colorful foliage as well.  Coral Bells and Hostas are two that come to mind because there are so many great fol ..read more
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How to Prepare Your Spring Garden
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by Ron Wilson
2y ago
As a Cincinnati gardener, your garden is exposed to Cincinnati weather. This spring, before you plant your trees and flowers, make sure to get your garden plant-ready by prepping your beds for spring planting. It is as easy as one, two, three! How to Prepare Your Spring Garden Get rid of winter debris in your garden beds by raking and removing sticks, leaves, and blown-in papers. Also, be sure to remove last year’s annuals and overwintering perennials. Don’t forget to rake out any winter weeds! You are what you eat.  Also, your plants are as healthy as their environment. Be sure to prep ..read more
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Why Plant in the Fall?
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by Ron Wilson
2y ago
Why Plant Trees and Shrubs in the Fall? Fall is a great time to plant for many reasons. The main reason is plants are shutting down their tops for the season and getting ready for winter. During this time, their roots kick into high gear. Did you know that plants develop more roots in the Fall than any other time the rest of the year? In the spring, a plant concentrates on new growth and flowers. In the Fall, a plant’s focus is on establishing new or more roots. By planting and transplanting your trees and plants in the Fall, you provide a jump start on the following spring. Another great rea ..read more
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