Thursday, January 20, 2011

January almost gone


Watering your trees in winter
time is just as important as the summer time.

Since it's colder in winter most people think it takes longer between watering cycles. Wrong!!! In winter time you have to consider the sun still can become hot when it hits your pots. The cold winds can also dry out the soil.

I usually put a layer of mulch around my pots to help keep them moist & not dry out so quickly.
Be sure to check them often.

You can use a dormant spray to get rid of overwintering insects & their eggs.

Also you should be on the look out for critters like rats,rabbits & squirrels,they can cause serious damage to your trees.

These are black japanese pines in various stages of needle plucking.
This pine has had it's needles plucked
Check Spelling and thinned out to let the sun into the interior & it's ready for next spring.

As always...........Wax on --- Wax off

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