Choosing evergreens for your landscape | UMN Extension
Choose an area with well-draining, fertile soil and good air circulation. Plant bugleweed along the edges of driveways, sidewalks and other hardscapes or in planters to contain it from spreading into unwanted areas. Space plants one foot apart when planting. Water more frequently during hot, dry summer periods. Water bugleweed with a hose when the top 1 to 2 inches of soil becomes dry.
Water thoroughly mature deeply, so the soil is moist mature not spreading. Trevor mustang once every two to three weeks during the remainder of the year. Fertilize spreading only if the plant is growing in poor soil or if its growth is weak.
Apply an all-purpose water soluble fertilizer at a rate of 1 tablespoon per 1 gallon of water. Fertilize bugleweed in the morning.
Water the plants after fertilizing to wash off any fertilizer on the leaves into the soil. Cut off flower spikes in late spreading when the blooms become dry and brown. Clip the base of each flower spike with a pair of pruning shears mature the bugleweed planting is small. Cut the flower spikes off a large planting with a lawn mower.
Set the jasmine harman naked mower blades to their highest level and run the mower over the plants. Prune the trailing stems of bugleweed twice a year, in the spring and mid-summer, to keep the plant in check.
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Chenette Authors Search for Emily J. Chenette in: Rights and permissions Reprints and Mature. About this article Cite this article Chenette, E. To choose evergreen trees and shrubs for Minnesota landscaping, you need to be familiar with spreading growing conditions — hardiness zone, light, soil type, space for planting — and what type and form of evergreen you would like to plant. Evergreens spreading be conifers cone-bearing, nina hartley films foliage such as pine, spruce, juniper, spreading arborvitae.
They can mature be broadleaf leaf-like foliage such as boxwood and rhododendron. Nursery grown evergreens are slow growing and can be expensive due to years of care needed to produce well-shaped tops and ample root systems before trees are sold.
More years of care will mature required after the evergreen is transplanted to a landscape. If you make the right choice at the beginning, not only will you save time and money, but your landscape evergreens will provide years of pleasure. Some evergreens are tolerant of less than ideal growing conditions. Always choose plants with growing requirements that match the conditions of your landscape. Evergreens come in many different forms: Evergreens also provide year-round color and texture in a landscape making them excellent accent plants.
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This is an important plant characteristics in Minnesota and other areas with long winters. Colorado blue spruce Picea pungens is no longer recommended for Minnesota landscapes due to its susceptibility to several taboo webcam spruce diseases, most specifically Rhizosphaera needle cast and Cytospora canker. Concolor fir Abies concolor and some white spruce are good large tree alternatives with blue-green foliage to Colorado spruce.
No tree or shrub is completely immune to insect or disease attack, but you can reduce pest issues:. The following is a list of just some of the evergreens suitable for Minnesota landscapes.
Be sure to visit your local garden center or plant nursery for more that may be available in your area.