Caring for Perennials

Perennials are great looking plants that can last for years if cared for properly. As spring time approaches it is a great time to start caring for your perennials or begin planting new ones. Below are four ways to care for your perennials that will keep them healthy for a long time.

Planting

After planting your perennials be sure to lay a 2-3 inch deep layer of soil around the base of the plant. By doing this you will be helping the plant contain moisture and stop weeds from growing.

Splitting

If your perennials have been in the ground for a couple years and are starting to grow to the point of overcrowding themselves you should dig them up and split the plant in half and re-plant.

Watering

Each perennial is different in terms of watering. A good rule is to make sure you are keeping them watered regularly for the first year to make sure they last.

Ground

If you have rich soil you do not need to worry about feeding, but if you do not have good soil to plant in, simple fertilizer will work with perennials.

Plant Masters has a great collection of perennials for anyone looking to start growing a beautiful garden. Our selection includes the following:

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4 Ways to Clean up Your Garden for Spring

spring-800240_1920Spring is right around the corner and that means people can start gardening again. Before you start planting, it is a good idea to do some spring cleaning around your garden. Below are four easy ways to clean up your garden to get it ready for spring and summer.

Fertilize

The beginning of Spring is a great time to fertilize your garden again. Place some new fertilizer in your garden to help support healthy growth for Spring.

Fresh Soil

After a long winter it’s always good to add fresh soil-peat moss depending on your existing soil.

Prune

You want to prune and trim any damaged branches from trees. And be sure to trim bushes, hedges and any perennials that may have overgrown.

Rake Dead Leaves and Twigs

During the Fall and Winters, leaves and branches can gather around flower beds. You want to make sure that your garden is clean so sunlight and rain can reach all of your plants.

Spring is a great time for gardeners to start working outside again. If you would like to learn more about Plant Masters selection of plants find us online here, or call us at (440) 552-4819

Beat The Winter Blues With Color!

Winter time can be beautiful, with the lights, snow, and the cheerful attitude. But during the late January and February months things can get a little gray. During this time adding a little color to your life can make a positive impact on your mood.

At Plant Masters, we offer colorful arrangements to help you during a not so colorful time!

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Plant Masters is a family owned and operated commercial interior and exterior landscape company located in Cleveland, Ohio. To contact us, call 440.552.4819 or find us online

How to Care for Indoor Plants During Winter

As winter settles upon us, the outdoor gardening activities are put on hold for a few months. But just because you can’t plant outside doesn’t mean you have to stop planting altogether. Indoor plants are perfect for the winter season and can still keep you busy.

Let’s look at what you need to do to make sure your indoor plants stay healthy through winter.

Water

The obvious tip is watering. The good news is that most plants do not need a lot of water during the winter. Test the moisture level once per week and if the soil is dry under the top layer then you should water the plant.

Fertilizer

Like water, plants do not need as much fertilizer during the winter time as they do during summer. In fact, it is not necessary to fertilize your plants until early spring. So don’t worry about trying to feed your plants, just make sure they have enough water and light.

Clean Space

Keeping a clean area where your plants can grow is important during winter. Keep your plants away from dust and other debris so that they can breathe easier while indoors.

Lighting

During winter we do not get nearly as much sunlight as spring or summer. Plants still need the sunlight though, so you may need to move your plants to specific areas in your home or by obtaining additional lights for them to sit under. Be sure that, if you are using the sun’s natural light, you rotate the plants so that they grow evenly.

Caring for indoor plants is a great way to stay busy during the winter months. By following these simple rules you will have no problem growing wonderful indoor plants.

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Plant Masters is a family owned and operated commercial interior and exterior landscape company located in Cleveland, Ohio. To contact us, call 440.552.4819 or find us online

Poinsettia Care

You just bought some beautiful Poinsettias, and now you have to figure out how to care for them properly. Poinsettias are not very demanding so the care for them is fairly easy. Below are tips on how to properly care for your Poinsettias and make sure they last as long as possible.

  1. Make sure you place them near a window that receives plenty of light.

  2. You want to try and keep them in a room with the temperature between 65 – 75 degrees. Try to keep the leaves from being in contact with cold windows, this could damage the leaves.

  3. You should water your Poinsettias when the soil feels dry. Water until you see the water draining from the bottom, but do not let the plant sit in the water.

Re-Growing

To keep your Poinsettias after the holiday’s continue to water until the middle of Spring. After that allow the plant stems to shrivel up and then cut all the growth to a couple inches just above the soil and repot it in new soil. Keep it watered and use houseplant fertilizer when it begins to grow again. Once this happens, move it outside to a shady location through the middle of Summer and then place it back in your home again. Then, during Fall keep the plant in the dark during the day, while still watering, and by the holiday season, it should be like new again.

To find out more about Poinsettias or to purchase some of your own, give us a call at 440.552.4819