Archive for March, 2014

10 Things to Consider When Purchasing Plants

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Spending some time preparing and planning for your garden will pay off in the end.  Consider these tips before purchasing plants for your garden.

1.    Know your zone:  What garden zone do you live in?  Understanding your garden zone will help determine what plants will thrive in your environment,and which you should stay away from.

2.   […]

How to Prune

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Ask any landscaper and they’ll agree: pruning your plants is an essential part of healthy landscaping. Pruning does, however, require a degree of skill. STIHL is here to help, with tips on how to properly identify plants and prune them to their fullest growing potential.

The purpose of pruning is to:

Improve flowering, fruit and foliage.
Remove dead, […]

Green Grass – Approach with Caution

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Spring has sprung and green pasture is coming on like gangbusters in most parts of the country. For most of us, this is good news because green grass relieves some pressure from searching for quality hay at a reasonable price. Of course, with the rising cost of fertilizer, it may be hard to decide which […]

Spring Pasture – Laminitis and Colic

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

It’s been a long cold winter and we are all looking forward to spring.  It’s time to get out of the indoor arena, to hit the trails again or start legging up for the summer show season.    Unfortunately, the long-awaited changing of the seasons can spell danger to horses on pasture. But by being aware […]

Proper Management of Lush Spring Forage Can Deliver Big Benefits

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

With spring comes abundantly verdant pastures – pastures that deliver high levels of protein and energy, according to Ted Perry, Purina Animal Nutrition Beef Nutritionist.
“Protein and energy are highest in spring forage,” Perry said. “It’s nature’s way of letting the cows take care of themselves and erase a lot of problems caused by drought or […]