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FAQ

The Answers You Need

How often do I water this?

The amount and frequency of watering will depend on the type of soil you have, the weather (amount of natural rainfall, temperature and wind), if it's in shade, and if you mulch around it. 
Generally, annuals and all planted containers are watered thoroughly, daily in the hot summer months.
We recommend watering all trees and shrubs deeply (minimum of 5-15 gal /watering depending on the size of the rootball or pot it came in) 2-3 times per week depending on the soil and weather.

Does my plant need fertilizer?

Any plant grown in a container, such as hanging baskets and planters, will need regular feeding each 7-10 days. We recommend using 10-52-10.
Trees and shrubs purchased here would not require fertilizing at planting time. Depending on soil texture, type and moisture may benefit from an annual application up to 2-3 applications of fertilizing each growing season.

What kind of fertilizer should I use?

The fertilizer formula, NPK recommended, would depend on the plant requirements, type, and soil condition. We prefer to help you with the proper fertilizer for your plant and its needs. There are differences with different fertilizers, much like medication is specific to an individual or a balanced diet.

How often do I water this?

The amount and frequency of watering will depend on the type of soil you have, the weather (amount of natural rainfall, temperature, and wind), if it's in shade, and if you mulch around it. 
Generally, annuals and all planted containers are watered thoroughly, daily in the hot summer months.
We recommend watering all trees and shrubs deeply (minimum of 5-15 gal of water depending on the size of the rootball or pot it came in) 2-3 times per week depending on the soil and weather.

Does my plant need fertilizer?

Any plant grown in a container, such as hanging baskets and planters, will need regular feeding each 7-10 days. We recommend using 10-52-10.
Trees and shrubs purchased here would not require fertilizing at planting time. Depending on soil texture, type, and moisture may benefit from an annual application up to 2-3 applications of fertilizing each growing season (usually in early spring and mid summer).

Why is my grass not growing? The grass seed never came up, why?

First, a good, lush lawn needs sufficient soil base to root (we recommend a minimum of 4" of good soil). Then, the soil temperature needs to be above 60 degrees Fahrenheit to germinate, although you can seed in the winter on snow. Grass seed needs to be viable (has been properly stored in cool, dry place), and needs to be rolled to ensure good contact with the soil/growing medium. Lastly, once watered or moistened, it needs to be kept consistently moist until a good root system is established, generally about a month (so don't turn off your irrigation system if you expect seed to germinate and not just die). If even one of these requirements is not met, grass will either not germinate or grow well.

How often do I water this?

The amount and frequency of watering will depend on the type of soil you have, the weather (amount of natural rainfall, temperature, and wind), if it's in shade, and if you mulch around it. 
Generally, annuals and all planted containers are watered thoroughly, daily in the hot summer months.
We recommend watering all trees and shrubs deeply (minimum of 5-15 gal of water depending on the size of the rootball or pot it came in) 2-3 times per week depending on the soil and weather.

Does my plant need fertilizer?

Any plant grown in a container, such as hanging baskets and planters, will need regular feeding each 7-10 days. We recommend using 10-52-10.
Trees and shrubs purchased here would not require fertilizing at planting time. Depending on soil texture, type, and moisture, plants may benefit from regular applications, up to 2-3 applications of fertilizer each growing season (usually in early spring and mid summer).

What kind of fertilizer should I use?

The fertilizer formula, NPK (nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium) recommended, would depend on the plant requirements, type, and soil condition. We prefer to help you with the proper fertilizer for your plant and its needs. There are differences between fertilizers. Please don't hesitate to ask us about your specific plant and fertilizer questions. 

Do I need a pollinator or another fruit tree to produce fruit?

Many fruit trees will need another of the same specie ie. apple & apple or crabapple; pear with pear; cherry with cherry.... in order to produce maximum fruit. Combination trees will not as they already have a number of branches grafted onto the one trunk/stem. Self fertile trees like Stella Cherry also won't require another to pollinate, but will produce more fruit if they have a different variety, same specie fruit tree in proximity.

Why is my hydrangea wilting or dying?

The most common reason hydrangeas with large leaves wilt is due to heat or strong winds that simply dry the leaves. Newly planted plants may transpire more moisture out of the leaves than they can effectively take up throughout their roots.