Watering in the fall – why it’s good for your plants

When should plants stop being watered in the fall? The answer is not as simple as it may seem, as it depends on the weather conditions. Windy weather tends to dry plants out, and therefore requires more consistent watering. Watering the plants allows the roots to be strong and anchor the plant, and it also prevents the leaves from drying up and falling off too early, which could prevent growth of essential plant buds. Mulching can also help prevent water loss from the soil near the roots.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many outdoor plants need continued watering well into fall in order to help support continued root development.
  • The reason leaves fall off of plants is that the plant is preparing for the dormant season by sending fluids down to the roots of the plant.
  • Fall is a great time to do your transplanting and splitting of plants. Just make sure to maintain adequate watering throughout the fall.

“Summer is the season for growing and fall is when everything starts to die, so when autumn rolls around it’s time to stop watering, right?  Well no, not really”

Read more: https://www.thegardencontinuum.com/blog/watering-in-the-fall-why-its-good-for-your-plants

Fairy Foxglove Information: Tips For Fairy Foxglove Care

There are some good tips out there for people that have fairy foxglove plants. This plant is a very sweet alpine plant that is native to southern and central Europe. It adds a lot of charm to the area it is in. The plant is adaptable to full sun, or partial shade. This is a low growing plant that spreads very slowly. It is also considered to be a star flower. You can try growing them on your own.

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Magnolia Tree Diseases – How To Treat A Sick Magnolia Tree

A big beautiful magnolia tree planted in the middle of the front lawn is nature’s invitation to iced tea and friendly conversation on the front porch. While the magnolia is a hearty tree, they are prone to some diseases to be aware of, so that you can act quickly to save your tree. If you notice reddish-brown spots with hair-like lines underneath, it’s an algal leaf spot infection. This is not serious. Just water and feed as you normally would. If a branch suddenly dies, it’s time to prune the tree. If it continues, the tree could have wood rot. Consult with an arborist for further treatment guidance.

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How (and Why) to Install a Sliding Barn Door in your Chicken Coop

The advantage of a sliding door on a chicken coop is to avoid moving or disturbing the straw or other material on the floor of the coop. A swing out door will slide the floor covering, which removes the insulation and bedding the animals like. With a sliding door, another advantage is how easy they are to make and install. No hinges, not tricky to balance, and anyone with even very basic woodworking skills can accomplish the task.

Key Takeaways:

  • A divided chicken coup has one room for storage (with an option for a brooder/nurser shelf) and, of course, another area to keep the females safe and warm.
  • Dividing the rooms allows the storage areas to use to separate some from the others, keeps both rooms warmer in the winter and the storage area clean from feathers, straw and dust.
  • A sliding door is a better option than an open wide door, in that it does not disturb the floor, just slide it across the wall.

“If I replaced the existing door with a sliding door, that problem would be solved. Far easier to just slide a door along the wall, than pull it open.”

Read more: http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2017/10/how-and-why-to-install-sliding-barn.html

S925TX Mini Skid Steer | Vermeer Landscaping Equipment

The S925TX Mini Skid Steer is a one of a kind machine. It is very reliable and it is not that hard to use either. People can use it for all of their landscaping needs. This vehicle can be used in many different ways. There are many things you can put on it, depending on your need. It can drive on concrete, or grass. It is not too large either, so the handling is pretty simple.