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Salt Damage to Plants

Salt Damage to Plants

Every winter, the Ohio Department of Transportation, city, county and township personnel spread hundreds of thousands of tons of salt on Ohio streets and roads. And, with the very robust winter, homeowners also have spread large amount of salt to melt ice and snow. When salt is splashed onto evergreen foliage by vehicles, or the wind, it can cause browning, die-back or be growth stunting. In extreme cases, plants may die of salt exposure.

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Water Houseplant Killer

Water Houseplant Killer

Incorrect watering is possibly the number one killer of houseplants. The well-meaning houseplant grower will water too often by placing houseplants on a watering schedule with no regard for plant water use. Due to varying cultural factors such as soil mix, pot type, fertilization schedule, and changes in seasons (light and temperature), watering should be done on an as-needed basis.

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Two Maples For Fall Color

Two Maples For Fall Color

Without the sugar maple (Acer saccharum), autumn would be pretty drab affair. The brilliant reds and yellows that make the fall landscape so strikingly beautiful are largely the contribution of the sugar maple. In the late winter, some of these same trees are tapped for sap to make maple syrup. The sugar maple is also highly valued as a source of lumber. The sugar maple is found throughout Ohio. It is commonly associated with oak, elm, ash, basswood and beech.

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Apples in Season

Apples in Season

One of the pleasures of growing apples is the harvest season. Recently, I harvested my backyard apple crop (three trees - Prima, Liberty and Golden Delicious). I can attest to good apple yields with fine eating quality. And, I enjoy greatly being able to take my granddaughter to my backyard and view her excitement picking beautiful, tasty , fresh apples off the tree. This is great way to encourage future gardeners.

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Salt Damage to Plants
Every winter, the Ohio Department of Transportation, city, county and township personnel spread hundreds of thousands of tons of salt on Ohio streets and roads. And, with the very robust winter, homeowners also have spread large amount of salt to melt ice and snow. When salt is splashed onto evergreen foliage by vehicles, or the wind, it can cause browning, die-back or be growth stunting. In extreme cases, plants may die of salt exposure.
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Water Houseplant Killer
Incorrect watering is possibly the number one killer of houseplants. The well-meaning houseplant grower will water too often by placing houseplants on a watering schedule with no regard for plant water use. Due to varying cultural factors such as soil mix, pot type, fertilization schedule, and changes in seasons (light and temperature), watering should be done on an as-needed basis.
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