Fruit Tree Planting Tips – Family Plot

All right, Mr. D., let’s talk a little bit about planting fruit trees. What do we need to start with that? Is this the time of year to be doing that? – This is the time of year to be really getting involved in planting fruit trees. It’s not the time of year to stick […]

Fall Fruit Tree Care – Family Plot

Alright Mister D., fall fruit tree care. What do we need to be doing? – Harvesting, if you’ve got apples. It’s a little early on pears, or my pears anyway, are not quite ready yet. If you still have fruit on the trees and you’ve been following a cover spray program, you need to continue […]

Q&A – Webworms On Birch Trees

– “Web worms love to eat my birch trees. “They are not on any list of affected trees that I can find. “I do all I can to control them with imidacloprid. “Why do web worms keep coming back “to an unpopular tree species? “Do the worms or moths leave a pheromone “that attracts them […]

Q&A – What herbicides do you recommend around fruit trees?

– What herbicides do you recommend around fruit trees? And this is from Kevin, YouTube, Mr. D knows all about usin’ those herbicides around fruit trees. What say you, Mr D? – Yeah, you gotta be kinda careful. I know commercial guys can get away with using some herbicides that home owners can’t use and […]

Planting a Butterfly Garden – Family Plot

Alright Joellen, we got some beautiful plants here. What are we going to do? – We’re going to create a butterfly garden. – Cool. – Now, when you do butterfly gardens, you gotta do al ittle bit of research. The majority of butterflies like nectar producing flowers that usually like full sun. So, you really […]

Q&A – Removing Ivy from Trees

“We have a vine that is growing up “and choking our maple tree. “What is it, and how do we kill the vine?” They wanna kill the vine. So what do we think that is? – Well, I think it’s English Ivy, what do you think? – I think it’s English Ivy. Hedera helix, is […]

Fixing Over-Mulched Trees — The Family Plot

Alright, Mister Volgas. Let’s talk about the proper way to mulch because all throughout Shelby County, I’m seeing these volcano mulches. And I know you don’t like that. You’re right. So, really we’re going to talk about the wrong way to mulch. And then we’ll go in to it. First of all, let’s talk a […]

Q&A – Removing Ivy from Trees

“We have a vine that is growing up “and choking our maple tree. “What is it, and how do we kill the vine?” They wanna kill the vine. So what do we think that is? – Well, I think it’s English Ivy, what do you think? – I think it’s English Ivy. Hedera helix, is […]

Ornamentals and Trees in the Winter – Family Plot

Alright Joellen, what do we need to know about ornamentals and trees in the fall and the winter? – All sorts of things going on in the next few months. Number one thing of course is leaves, leaves are everywhere. And interestingly enough, the reason why we get nice fall color is because the leaves […]

Gardening Under Trees – Family Plot

Alright, Ms. Carol. Let’s talk about growing under trees. How difficult is that? – Well, it can be very difficult. There’s a lotta challenges, to growing under trees. Shade, first and foremost, for those plants, we know, need sunlight. But to me, one of the great challenges, is the competition from the tree roots. – […]