Crape Myrtle Trees are summer bloomers, and only have blooms on their new growth. Once they break dormancy this new growth will rapidly emerge. It’s good to remove a few of the older branches to make way for the new growth. Also, it’s good to lightly prune Crape Myrtle trees in the late winter or early spring in order to keep them neatly shaped. However, most crape myrtles naturally grow into beautiful forms.
As our landscapes begin the summer wind down and as the days grow colder and the nights get longer, autumn and fall is one of the best times of the year to plant new things and to work in the garden.
Rosette is starting to strike in the Central Virginia area. We usually don’t see this until July but with the warm March we had it seems to be showing up early. If you have knock out roses in your landscape you must be on the lookout for the signs of this disease and treat them immediately to reduce the risk of spreading. Here are some suggested tips on how to manage this disease.
It’s May, and time for some “after Winter, early Spring” maintenance and chores. After your Spring Blooming Azaleas are finished blooming, it’s now time to prune or shape them up, as well as feed with Holly Tone. Clear out any debris under the canopy, to deter future issues.