Tips from Wendy

Wendy Proud, California Sales Representative, Mountain States Wholesale Nursery

It’s Time to Prune Warm-Season Grasses

(by Wendy Proud, California Sales Representative at Mountain States Wholesale Nursery)

It’s time, it’s time to prune your warm season grasses!  During the last week of my travels, I’ve noticed some grasses that have been freshly pruned in preparation for spring growth.  Now is the correct time for warm season grasses to be pruned as we start the beginning of the warm season, spring through fall.  Pruning grasses at the right time ensures their future success. Grasses pruned at the wrong time will surely suffer, begin to decline and ultimately give grasses a bad name. Grasses are perhaps one of the easiest plant groups to care for requiring maintenance only one time each year.   

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Spring Is in the Air and so Is Mulching

(by Wendy Proud, California Sales Representative at Mountain States Wholesale Nursery)

Did you know mulching is perhaps the single most important thing you can do for the longevity and overall health of a landscape?  Although aesthetic value is likely the most common reason people mulch in CA today, that is slowly changing as our winters continue to be drier, since mulching helps soil retain water. If you’re not hooked on mulching already, here are the important points. 

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