Horicultural oils smother out pests

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Now is a good time to control scale insects on evergreen shrubs and trees such as camellias, hollies, bay laurel, myrtle, enonymus, citrus, photinias and boxwood through use of a horticultural oil spray. Fruit trees may be sprayed at this time of year in order to control insect eggs […]

Fall is ideal time for planting

Finally, fall is here. The weather is becoming slightly cooler, and gardeners are slowly migrating back outdoors after record-breaking heat this summer. Now is a perfect time to add a new tree or a grouping of shrubs to the landscape. Or perhaps you have an area in the landscape that needs ‘remodeling’ or rejuvenating. The […]

Yard and Garden: Winter check list

By Tom Dominguez Now that there are fewer garden chores, take time to browse gardening catalogs or search the Internet for those hard-to-find favorites. Place orders for seeds this month so you will have them available when you are ready to plant. By ordering early, you will be more certain of getting the varieties you […]

Yard and Garden: Roses for fall planting

By Tom Dominguez Fall is the best time to plant trees, shrubs, many perennials, vines and roses. Recent rain and cooler temps make an ideal environment for planting. A great opportunity to see what you should be planting is to just drive around town. Look for those roses and shrubs that are very healthy, provide […]