Planting Tips

Growing Succulents Tips

GROWING SUCCULENTs TIPS

 

Succulents are so much fun! Plus they are pretty easy to take care of once you’ve learned just a few basic tips. Your succulents will want quite a bit of light, but not too harsh. The best place is a foot or two away from a window that receives bright light, preferably in the morning when it’s not as hot. Being too close to a window that gets hot, direct light can actually cause the plant to sunburn. 

 

Soil. You want soil that doesn’t stay soaking wet for a long time. Succulents do not like to sit in soaking wet soil as they absorb water from the air rather than from direct contact with water. They love to have a good soak and then dry out for a little while. Generally with indoor succulents water about once a week.

Garden Watering Tips

WATERING

 

Over-Watering

  • Brown or black spots on leaves

  • Stems look mushy

  • Plant is wilted

  • Soil feels wet

Under-Watering

  • Plant is wilted

  • Soil feels dry

 

The best way to know if a plant needs water is to check if the soil is dry. Gently stick your finger in the soil and check the humidity. If it’s still wet, it means it probably has enough water for now.  If it's dry, go ahead and water.

 

If there’s some decorative moss over your soil, make sure to feel below it. Do note that generally plants in smaller pots will need to be watered more often simply because there’s not as much potting mix to keep the moisture in.

Garden Insect Control

insect control

 

If you see any of the following damage to your plants, trees or shrubs. You probably have a problem.  Stop in or call us and we can help you find the right treatment for those pests! 

  • Holes in leaves

  • Chewed leaves, distorted leaves

  • Pin-size holes in stem

  • Back of leaves look silvery with tiny black spots

  • Leaves look rusty

Call  785-462-7528

Tips for Watering a newly planted Tree

WATERING A NEWLY Planted Tree

 

  • Keep the root ball moist, but not soaked.

  • Apply the water over the root ball and the planting area, not on the trunk.

  • Use an open-ended garden hose or tree watering bag (such as Treegator).

  • Water every 2-3 days and give each plant at least 10-15 gallons of water per week

  • Water more during hot months and less during cold months.

  • Feel the soil: it’s the best way to check whether the plant needs water.