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Apply an organic mulch on most established ornamental plants in mid-spring when the soil has warmed sufficiently for active root growth.
Weeds can make ornamental plantings look unsightly. Weeds also may harbor insects and diseases that may cause problems on more desirable ornamental plants.
Essential elements for plant nutrition include nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, zinc, copper, molybdenum, magnesium, iron, sulfur, manganese and boron. They come from the soil and from applied fertilizer. Plants obtain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen from the air or through the soil.
A landscape filled with mature, vigorous plants. It's what gardeners look forward to when they select perennials! But while healthy three- and four-year old perennials are the pride of any plant enthusiast, just one season can make the difference between a thriving, well-established bed or border and an overcrowded, lackluster one.