Archive for the "Trees & Shrubs" Category

Preparing Your Plants for Winter

Posted on October 31st, 2021

Winter is on the way, which means it’s time to prep your plants for snow, cold weather, and pesky winter critters. Lucky for you, protecting your plants takes just a few easy (we promise!) steps. Rose Care Some roses are more hardy than others. If you see a root graft at the base of the […]

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Why Are My Evergreens Dying?

Posted on October 23rd, 2021

One of the most common questions we get here in the fall at Van Wilgen’s is, “Why are my pines turning yellow? Are they sick?” Thankfully, the answer is “no”. All trees and shrubs renew their foliage annually in the spring and summer and shed old, unneeded foliage in the fall. This is most apparent […]

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Fall Fertilization

Posted on October 17th, 2021

One of the most overlooked, yet most important, fall gardening tasks is fertilization. As the temperatures drop and everything begins to go dormant, you might think your plants and lawns don’t need to be fertilized. Not so! Fertilizing in the fall sets your plants up for success in the spring. Roots will hang on to […]

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Is it too late to plant?

Posted on October 3rd, 2021

This time of year, we frequently have people wondering if it’s too late to plant. We’re happy to report that fall is a FANTASTIC time to plant! Why? Well, there are a number of reasons. Cool nighttime temperatures, moderate daytime temperatures, and warm soil temperatures create favorable conditions that allow for rapid root establishment. Combine […]

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Fall Gardening 101

Posted on September 18th, 2021

We’re just a couple of days away from the official start of fall which has us looking forward to fall foliage, decorating our front stoops with pumpkins, cornstalks, and mums, and all of the fun fairs and activities that the new season has to offer. With everything going on, it can be easy to forget […]

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Summer Planting

Posted on June 27th, 2021

One of the many questions we usually start hearing this time of the year is “Can I still plant in the summer?” We understand why people may be nervous but the answer is an overwhelming YES! Our nursery yard is filled with beautiful specimens waiting to beautify your landscape. Here are a few easy tips […]

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Time to Water

Posted on June 9th, 2021

You probably don’t need us telling you this, but it’s been HOT outside. With those sun rays beating down on your plants, it’s important to give them a little extra TLC to keep them happy; especially those that have been recently planted. So how do you protect your plants in the sizzling heat? Simple: Water, […]

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Pollinator 101

Posted on June 6th, 2021

June is National Pollinator month, and it’s the perfect time to give bees, butterflies, and birds a little recognition. Pollinators are such an important part of getting our gardens to grow. Did you know, Honeybees alone are directly responsible for pollinating one-third of the food we eat? They help fertilize flowers, carrying pollen from one […]

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Planting 101

Posted on May 17th, 2021

One of the questions we seem to get virtually year-round is “Is it okay to plant?”, and this time of year is no different. With the upcoming warm weather, many of you may be nervous to put new plants in the ground, but we promise, you can ABSOLUTELY plant! Still nervous? Here are six easy […]

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Mulching 101

Posted on April 19th, 2021

We have all heard the phrase ‘April Showers bring May Flowers’ but it turns out there are few things we need to do to freshen up our gardens. April is the perfect time for spring clean-up! Start with simple raking and going for a clean slate in the garden. Prune any broken branches, and fix any […]

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