Ken-do Attitude

Start your defense against stink bugs

Set up stink bug traps in your yard. These traps will lure stink bugs with an attractant that is odor-free to humans, before they enter your home or damage your vegetable or fruit gardens. A light can be purchased separately to be added to the trap for indoor use....

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Quick summer tips are in season

Remember, lawns and established plantings need at least one inch of rain every week. If it does not rain, then one slow watering is best. Watering in the morning (5 a.m. to 10 a.m.) is best to prevent fungus and scorching. If you live in an area with sandy soils, such...

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Is your lawn ready for dethatching?

Grass clippings left on the lawn are returned to an elemental state by microorganisms in the soil and recycled as nutrients. A quarter-inch layer of clippings is good; more is not. Clippings build when overdoses of pesticides kill the soil microorganisms, and when...

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Beware of boxwood twig blight

Be on the alert for Boxwood Twig Blight. The fungus Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum first presents itself as leaf spot followed by rapid browning and leaf drop starting on the lower branches and moving upward in the canopy. The fungus can remain in fallen leaves, so...

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March to it, prepare yourself

March is the month of preparation, so take the time to prepare your garden for the growing season by checking soil pH and cleaning up winter debris is a perfect way start. March is the best time for pruning trees and shrubs, especially for fruit and shade trees. If...

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Hands off that Christmas cactus!

When the flowers on Christmas cactus fade, pinch off the blooms and begin a five-week dormant cycle. Do not touch the plant for five full weeks — meaning no water and no fertilizer. In the second week of February, begin bi-weekly feedings of Jack’s Classic 20-20-20,...

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Garden chores don’t stop for cold

By Ken Morgan Try to keep your holiday cactus in the coolest possible room. This will help delay the opening of the buds until Christmas. Always feed your plant with Super Bloom when watering while the plant is flowering. • Keep leaves raked-up on your lawn and...

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Plants need water for dormancy

by Ken Morgan As the drought conditions continue, continue once-weekly soakings of all trees and shrubs. Remember, plants need 1 inch of rain weekly, especially now that they are preparing to go dormant. WEEK ONE 1. For all evergreens, camellias, rhododendron,...

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Upcoming Events

  1. St.
 Michaels
 Farmers’ 
Market

    July 7 @ 8:30 am - August 25 @ 11:30 am
  2. Academy 
Art 
Museum
 presents:
 Edvard
 Munch,
 Color 
in 
Context 
Prints

    July 28 @ 8:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Cambridge
 Farmers
’ Market

    August 2 @ 3:00 pm - August 30 @ 6:00 pm
  4. Sail
 on 
a
 Skipjack

    August 4 @ 1:00 pm - October 27 @ 3:00 pm
  5. Little
 Shop 
of
 Horrors

    August 9 @ 8:00 am - September 28 @ 5:00 pm