When to Prune Trees & Shrubs

Why To Prune Before pruning of landscape plants happen think about why it is being pruned, what is the goal? Pruning should be done to remove any dead, broken, injured, diseased, or insect infested branches. Pruning should also be done to prune out undesirable branches such as crossovers, suckers, sprouts, or those branches that are…

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May

When your lawn is healthy and properly maintained, you shouldn’t have enough weeds to require chemical treatment. If you have a persistent problem with crabgrass that you cannot control through cultural methods or spot treatment during the growing season, you can apply a crabgrass pre-emergent herbicide. This must be applied before the soil temperatures are…

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April

Add 1 to 2 inches of good quality compost to your planting beds this spring. This will help break up heavy clay soils as well as adding fertility and beneficial nutrients to new or existing beds. Get a head start on summer bulbs now. Bulbs such as cannas, begonias, caladium, and dahlias can be potted…

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March

March is a good time to prune trees and shrubs while they are dormant. Without leaves; it is easy to see the framework of the plant. Complete pruning before buds break. Wounds from pruning heal faster during this time. Shrubs that bloom in the spring like lilacs, spirea and forsythias should not be pruned. Pruning…

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Popular Groundcover Plants

Groundcovers can take on many shapes and forms, some everyday perennials can be classified as ground cover as they have a spreading nature. The most widely planted groundcover in today’s landscape is turfgrass. Groundcover plants, when properly taken care of, provide dense soil cover, retard weed growth, and prevent soil erosion. Groundcovers range in height…

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Seasonal & Holiday Plants

Alsip Home & Nursery carries beautiful everyday seasonal plants, Easter Lilies in the spring, a wide variety of colorful Mums in the fall and festive Poinsettias and Christmas cacti for the holidays and everything in between. Once the mum season slows down and the weather cools off we carry a large variety of blooming seasonal…

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Find Vegetable Plants at Alsip Nursery

Planting fresh vegetables can sound like a daunting task. Whether you’re trying to figure out what to plant, how often to water it, how much sun each different vegetable needs, it can seem like quite the undertaking. The good news is planting vegetables is actually much simpler than you’d think! The first step is to…

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