Ken-do Attitude

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. Drawing
 Exhibit 
at 
Chestertown
 River Arts

    March 1 @ 5:00 pm - March 31 @ 8:00 pm
  2. Friday
 Nites 
in 
Caroline:
 Eric
 Byrd 
Trio

    March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Indoor 
Craft 
& 
Yard 
Sale

    March 23 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  4. Dave
 Mayfield
 Presents 
Cave
 Twins

    March 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  5. Daffodil
 Festival

    March 30