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26 Oct 2016

Winter Farmer’s Market starts January 7th

Vendors Wanted!

Do you make jams, cheese, bread or anything tasty to eat? We want you!

Our weekly markets are an opportunity to sell your goods. We are currently seeking food vendors for this coming season.

For more information, visit our Farmer’s Market page at: https://mdlandscapinginc.com/winter-farmers-market/

12 Oct 2016

It’s Time To…

Take advantage of a bit of dry weather and get your yard and garden ready for winter.

  • Plant flower bulbs for spring. Fall bulbs are now 30% off!
  • Sow wildflower and grass seed.
  • Fertilize lawns for a faster green-up in the spring.
  • Plant garlic for next year’s harvest. Garlic is now 30% off!
  • Add compost to vegetable gardens. We recommend Happy Frog or Black Gold compost.
  • Apply granular rodent repellant to lawns  such as Molemax™ or Repellex™.
  • Spray newly planted evergreens with Wilt Pruf™ anti-desiccant.
  • Continue watering trees and shrubs through November or until the snow is here to stay!
10 Oct 2016

Easy Pumpkin Chipotle Hummus

Use your own roasted and pureed pumpkin, or cheat a little and use pumpkin puree from a can.

In a food processor, combine:

  •          1 15 oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  •           Juice of a ½ lemon
  •           1-2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  •           2 TBS tahini
  •           1/8 tsp chipotle chili powder
  •           ½ tsp cumin
  •           ¾  cup pumpkin puree
  •           4 TBS olive oil
  •           Salt and pepper, to taste

Process until mixture is completely smooth. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if necessary. Serve with veggies, pita chips or crackers for a festive and healthy dip!

03 Oct 2016

Our 18th Annual Fall Fest is October 15th!

Join us for an afternoon of free family fun. Featuring face painting, pumpkin painting, games and hayrides for the kids. Cash donations for the Family Safety Network are welcomed at the pumpkin painting activity. The adult set can enjoy a farmer’s market and a pumpkin pie bake-off. Bake-off judging is at 2:30 upstairs at Marigold Cafe. Wear a costume for fun!

01 Oct 2016

Tree Survival: an ounce of prevention

There is no doubt that trees are a valuable asset to our landscapes. Trees add beauty, wind protection and increase our property values.  Most trees we sell are adapted to survive our harsh winters, but an additional measure of preventative care, especially with younger trees, will greatly increase survival over winter and into another successful growing season.

Protection from Animals:

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Browsing mammals (moose, elk or deer): If your trees are the most tender, greenest things on the block and if other food sources are scarce, it is likely that these mammals will feed on your trees.  Mature trees can withstand some browsing, but younger trees can be severely damaged or killed. Ultimately, a 7 to 8 foot fence surrounding your trees will provide the best protection. If fencing is not for you, commercially made repellents such as Plantskydd™ are very effective when applied correctly.

Voles: Voles can girdle and kill a tree overwinter by chewing the bark around the base of the trunk. Apples and crabapples are especially vulnerable. A rigid plastic trunk guard can be placed around the trunk to protect it. Remove the trunk guard the following spring to allow for airflow.

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plastic trunk guard keeps voles from girdling trees

Protection from Cold, Sun and Wind:
Believe it or not our ample snow cover in the Teton region is a great insulator from extreme temperature swings. Severe cold injury can occur late fall when we have extreme cold but no snow cover. A two or three inch layer of bark mulch will help modify the ground temperature in this case. Mulch is also very useful to retain moisture and prevent weeds from germinating.

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(above) trunk cracking on a maple 

Some deciduous trees like Maples are prone to bark cracking over winter. Cracking is caused when the trunk heats up in the sun during the day and then cools off dramatically at night. The temperature difference cause vertical, spiraling cracks down the trunk. A light weight tree wrap will help protect the trunk. Wrap trunks late fall and remove the wrap in the spring.

Evergreen trees lose moisture as their needles transpire through the winter. New trees are not able to keep up with the rate of moisture loss because their root systems are not yet deep enough to uptake enough water over winter. This leads to sun burned needles. To help, ensure your evergreens go into winter WET! A thorough soaking each week will help your tree to fill up its reserves with water. Water evergreens until the snow is stuck on the ground or the ground remains frozen, usually though mid-November. An anti-desiccant like Wilt Pruf™ can be sprayed on the needles mid to late October. Wilt Pruf™ helps slow down transpiration and can make the difference between brown, crispy needles or lush green needles next spring.

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Our greenhouse has a full line of tree care products to help your trees survive and over winter.
Need some help? From spraying to fencing, our maintenance department can do this for you!
Contact us at info@mdlandscapinginc.com  to schedule a consultation today.