January 4, 2008

Holiday Decorating Contest Winners

The Yard of the Month
committee is pleased to announce
the following winners from our
annual Holiday decorating contest:

Steve & Shannon Jones-10450 Lanshire
Bill Smith & Karen Olsen- 8710 Lockhaven
Laura Bosma-10635 LeMans

The block winner is: Lanshire.

Calloway's Timely Tips for February

Calloway’s Checklist for February

1. Plant potatoes and onion slips.

2. Plant transplants of cool weather vegetables, such as Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts.

3. Finish transplanting trees and shrubs now.

4. Finish pruning trees and shrubs this month.

5. Remove the oldest/tallest Nandina canes to the ground.

6. Continue to divide and transplant fall and summer blooming perennials.

7. Trim back ornamental grasses.

8. Prune roses (not climbers) in Mid-February. Cut back by half and remove any dead, dying or diseased canes. Prune climbing roses after they have bloomed.

9. Apply Corn Gluten Meal as an organic fertilizer and preemergent.

10. Late February, apply preemergents to prevent summer weed and grass seeds from germinating.

11. Fertilize fescue and rye grass lawns with Calloway’s Premium Lawn Food.

12. Fertilize your pansies and other winter color annuals.

13. Prepare your garden and beds for Spring-work bags of compost into the soil.

14. Mow Asian Jasmine, Mondograss or Liriope to keep them low and to remove any winter damage.

15. Lower the setting on your mower to remove grass clippings and thatch.