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Preparing Planting Bed



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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


Pre-emergent
An herbicide applied in spring to prevent certain types of weeds from sprouting. Back to alphabetical list


Propagate
To reproduce plants by methods including seed, stem cuttings, layering, and division. Back to alphabetical list


Rock Garden
A garden typified by natural-looking outcroppings of rock planted with small, low-growing plants, often alpines. Back to alphabetical list


Shear
A method of pruning formal hedges in which the surface of the shrub is trimmed to a uniform surface. Back to alphabetical list


Shrub
A woody, multi-stemmed plant. Back to alphabetical list


Snow Mold
A pink or grayish fungus that appears on grass in the spring. Exacerbated by leaving grass long going into the winter snow season. Back to alphabetical list


Soil Compaction
Hard-packed soil caused by constant traffic of people and equipment. Soil compaction makes it difficult for water and air to reach roots. Back to alphabetical list


Soil pH
The measure indicating whether soil is alkaline, neutral, or acidic. Back to alphabetical list


Sprig
A method of starting a lawn in which grass rhizomes or stolen (essentially horizontal roots) are planted 6 to 12 inches apart, eventually spreading to fill in the area. Back to alphabetical list


Stake
To prop up a plant prone to flopping on the ground with stakes and string or commercially available hoops and similar devices. Back to alphabetical list


Sun Scald
Bark damage caused by hot sun in warm climates and by rapidly fluctuating late winter temperatures in cold climates. Back to alphabetical list


Synthetic Fertilizer
Fertilizer containing manufactured components rather than animal or vegetable matter. Most are complete, can be fast-acting, but do nothing to improve soil condition. Back to alphabetical list


Till
Turning the soil to improve its condition by increasing air and moisture to roots and thoroughly mixing in amendments. Back to alphabetical list


Warm-season
Those plants, such as tomatoes, that require warm weather for growth. Back to alphabetical list


Weed
Any plant growing where you don't want it to. Back to alphabetical list


Winterkill
Plants unexpectedly killed off by winter weather. In cold climates, can be caused by lack of winter mulch or harsh temperatures arriving before plants are covered by a blanket of protective snow. Back to alphabetical list


Zone
A system developed by the USDA to classify areas by their average minimum winter temperatures and plants by their corresponding winter hardiness. Back to alphabetical list



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