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Jan 15, 2019

Crape Myrtle Pruning

Pruning Crape Myrtle Trees is a very controversial subject! Traditionally many crape myrtles are routinely “topped” leaving large branch and stem stubs. This practice has been called “Crape Murder”! Properly placed Crape Myrtles are a low-maintenance tree that requires little or no pruning. However, reasons for pruning crape myrtles can be to improve plant structure […]

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Jan 07, 2019

Camellias

Camellias If you are not familiar with Camellias you should make a point of checking them out! They have the most breathtaking array of flowers in many shapes and colors and the best part is they are blooming NOW when most things are partly dormant! There are two varieties of camellias- specifically Camellia Sasanqua and […]

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Jan 02, 2019

Useful Tools on the Verdego Website

Did you know we have a new website with a lot of great features? Blog & News Under the heading BLOG and NEWS, you can read blogs that have posted. These blogs are informational and designed to help answer or address common problems or questions. We are always open to suggestions as well. Email us […]

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Dec 18, 2018

How to Prune Trees & Shrubs

Pruning Pruning is done to maintain plants at a certain height in the landscape. Try to only remove 1/3 of the plant mass at any given pruning. Pruning more than this could put the plant into distress. As contra intuitive as it may sound, you need to trim plants to keep density. If you have […]

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Dec 10, 2018

Freezes

Freezes Now that we are in December and the temperatures are becoming unpredictable it is advisable to have something in mind to protect plants that are sensitive to frost and freezing. Plants should be covered completely to minimize damage however in some cases such as palm trees, the foliage is the most important part and […]

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Dec 03, 2018

Planting Instructions

Planting Instructions Before digging the hole: 1) Find the point where the top-most root emerges from the trunk (dig down next to the trunk to find this point), and 2) Measure the distance between the top-most root and the bottom of the root ball. Dig the hole slightly shallower than this depth and as wide […]

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Nov 26, 2018

Living Christmas Trees

Living Christmas Trees If you want a live Christmas tree this year that you can plant outdoors after consider some of these choices: Carolina Sapphire Cypress is a great option. It is a silvery green color and has the “Christmas tree” shape that is desirable. Plant the tree in the ground in a bright sunny […]

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Nov 20, 2018

Differences in Fertilizers

At Verdego, we use and sell the Nurserymen Sure Gro fertilizer products. We feel these products meet the highest grade standards when it comes to plant fertilization. These products are different than fertilizers sold at big box stores. A common question: Why are some fertilizers more costly than others? There are three main things that […]

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Nov 12, 2018

Benefits of Mulching

BENEFITS OF MULCHING When applied correctly, mulch has the following beneficial effects on plants and soil: • Mulches prevent loss of water from the soil by evaporation. • Mulches reduce the growth of weeds, when the mulch material itself is weed-free and applied deeply enough to prevent weed germination or to smother existing weeds. • […]

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Nov 06, 2018

Plant & Product Library

Did you know you can view and print a list of our Plants and Products on our website? Check out our Plant and Product Libraries! Plants • In the Plant Library you will find many of the plants, palms and trees that we carry here at Verdego. • There are sections of plants, perennials, palms, […]