Schnetz Landscape eNewsletter – June 2008
by Nick Armitage
Summer is almost upon us and the weather is getting much warmer. Now is the time to check your irrigation scheduling to make sure your garden is receiving enough water for the hot summer months. Many plants will need feeding now that have finished flowering, such as Azaleas, Camellias and those that are pushing their flowers need feeding as well, such as Perennials and Roses. Make sure to hand water or run an extra irrigation cycle to newly planted material, especially on those really hot days.
During the month of June we can get the ‘June Gloom’, which is a layer of moisture brought in from the ocean. This can be a particular problem to some plants, such as Nandinas and Roses, because it contributes to the cause of a form of powdery mildew. This mildew is a white fungus that develops on the leaves of these plants. It can be a particular problem for those of you who are growing grapes. Sulphur dust can be used for prevention of this plant disease, but is not as effective as spraying with organic fungicide.
As summer heats up, so does the color. This is the time of year when gardens should be in full bloom. Now is the time to plant summer annuals such as marigolds, lobelia, petunias and more. It is also the time that ornamental grasses are at their best. At Schnetz Landscape we have a whole division dedicated to this kind of work. Have a look around your garden center to see which ones you like, or better still, call us for consultation on which ones would best suit your unique garden.
Enjoying Outdoor Living
Now is the time to spend more time with your garden, during the warm days and warm evenings. Wouldn’t it be great to get those last minute construction plans accomplished? Whether it is a new BBQ, fireplace, or firepit for use in the evening, we can help with design and construction. Maybe it’s some flagstone work to cover that old, tired, gray patio. We can help with all aspects of design of new and interesting hardscape. Call us and we will get to work immediately on creating that special place for your garden!
Greg Sacks – 5 Years with Schnetz
April 2008 was the 5th Anniversary for our Construction Manager Greg Sacks. Since childhood Greg has been a close family friend. We met Greg in junior high school and coincidentally we both followed the horticultural path in San Diego. We are very happy that we ended up working together!
Greg quickly improved the Schnetz team in April of 2003 with his many years of horticultural experience and his attention to details in design and construction. He has the ability to pull all of that together in order to create and execute a great landscape project!
|Greg holds Billy Schnetz||Younger Versions of Greg Sacks and Bill Schnetz|
We are truly fortunate to have Greg on our team.
-Bill & Lori Schnetz
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