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Planting Seedling

 

Border Garden with Rock Edging



Lawn & Garden
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Terms In Alphabetical Listings:

Acid Soil
Aeration
Alkaline Soil
Alpine
Annual
Balled-and-burlapped
Bare Root
Biennial
Compost
Container-grown
Cool-season
Cover Crop
Crabgrass
Crown Rot
Deadhead
Deciduous
Divide
Double-dig
Edging
Evergreen
Frost Heave
Gall
Harden Off
Hardiness
Hardpan
Hedge
Herbicide

Insecticide
Landscape Fabric
Lime
Loam
Mowing Strip
Mulch
Organic Fertilizer
Perennial
Pinch
Plug
Pre-emergent
Propagate
Rock Garden
Shear
Shrub
Snow Mold
Soil Compaction
Soil pH
Sprig
Stake
Sun Scald
Synthetic Fertilizer
Till
Warm-season
Weed
Winterkill
Zone


Evergreen
A plant, shrub or tree that retains its foliage throughout the year. Back to alphabetical list


Frost Heave
When plants are forced from the ground due to the expansion and contraction of the soil caused by repeated freeze/thaw cycles. Back to alphabetical list


Gall
A swelling of plant tissue caused by insects or fungus. Back to alphabetical list


Harden Off
To gradually acclimate seedlings to the outdoors by leaving them outside for an increasing amount of time each day. Back to alphabetical list


Hardiness
A measure of the ability of a plant to withstand the local climate. Back to alphabetical list


Hardpan
A layer of earth so compacted that roots cannot penetrate it. Back to alphabetical list


Hedge
A border made up of densely planted trees or shrubs. Back to alphabetical list


Herbicide
A natural or synthetic compound for killing unwanted plants. May be applied to foliage are as a preemergent to stop weed seeds from sprouting. Back to alphabetical list


Insecticide
A natural or synthetic compound for killing insects. Back to alphabetical list


Landscape Fabric
A loosely woven synthetic fabric placed over the soil, but under the mulch. Back to alphabetical list


Lime
Used to raise the pH level of lawns to 6.5-7.0, the best level for most lawn grasses. Back to alphabetical list


Loam
Soil characterized by its friable blend of clay, silt, and sand. Back to alphabetical list


Mowing Strip
Garden edging, often brick, that allows you to operate the mower right up to the edge of the lawn. Back to alphabetical list


Mulch
Organic or synthetic material placed over garden soil to help retain moisture, control weeds, and, in the case of organic mulches, enrich the soil. Back to alphabetical list


Organic Fertilizer
Commonly, natural fertilizers such as fish emulsion, compost, manure, or dried seaweed. Often lower in nutrients than synthetic fertilizers, but last longer in the soil. Back to alphabetical list


Perennial
A plant that lives for many years, usually with new herbaceous growth each growing season. Back to alphabetical list


Pinch
To remove the growing tip of a seedling to encourage bushier growth. Back to alphabetical list


Plug
A method of starting a lawn in which small pieces of turf, about 2 inches in diameter, are planted 6 to 12 inches apart, eventually spreading to fill in the area. Back to alphabetical list



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