Sunday, September 16, 2012

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Please register now for the upcoming Successful Tree planting and Establishment workshop sponsored by Trees SC and Possum's Landscape & Pest Control Supply. The workshop will be held Saturday, September 29 at the Horticulture Department building at the Trident Technical College main campus on Rivers Ave. in North Charleston. Both homeowners and professionals (landscapers, property managers, landscape architects, etc) are invited to attend. Topics and speakers to include:

Species Selection/Quality Nursery Stock: Tony Bertauski, Trident Technical College Horticulture Department
Learn how to recognize circling/girdling roots, identify root flare depth, and recognize good branching structure. Also learn about the Right Tree, Right Place approach to planting trees.

Proper Planting Techniques: Danny Burbage, City of Charleston Superintendent Urban Forestry
Learn how to properly plant a tree - proper hole size and depth, planting depth, backfill, and water retention.

Mulching and Irrigation: Nate Dubosh, MUSC Campus Arborist
Learn how to properly care for your tree once it has been planted– proper mulching techniques, irrigation, and fertilizing.

This is a FREE workshop. Space is limited to 30, so register today! Registration forms are at all three Possum’s Landscape and Pest Control Supply stores. For directions for the store near you go to 

Bulbs? Plan now for great color early Spring. Daffodils and tulips put on a spectacular show while the grass is still dormant. The daffodils will come back next year. The tulips will not come back, but they sure do put on a show. Plant them with 04-04-04, bone meal, and flower bed amendment for the best results. Spray the foliage of the daffodils with18-18-18 Mighty Plant to insure a big bulb; and therefore, big flowers for the following year. Do not cut the foliage of the daffodil after it blooms. The foliage replenishes the bulb.

Have you applied preemergent herbicide lawns and beds? Prevent small seeded annual winter weeds now!

Planning to transplant a plant this winter? Root prune now to increase your success. Add some SuperThrive and SeaHume to encourage rooting.

Mosquitoes and sod webworms continue to terrorize the good people of the Lowcountry. Keep after them or they will win.