"A goal without a plan is just a wish."
--Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Fall is a great time to mulch!
Mulching not only improves the attractiveness of your landscape, it is also beneficial to your soil and plants. It improves the soils structure by adding organic matter and nutrients as it decomposes. It also conserves the moisture and moderates soil temperatures while preventing erosion, the growth of weeds and the freezing of roots.
Ski Landscape Corporation produces mulch year round to meet the demands of our customers. Most customers decide to mulch in the spring to suppress weed growth and to improve their landscape, however; some decide to mulch in the fall to provide their plants with additional nutrients as well as winter protection.
What is truck farming?
“Truck farming” is the practice of growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers which are sold directly to local consumers, restaurants, and grocery stores without a middleman. A typical truck farm is 10 acres or more on which a wide variety of produce is grown.
Originally this type of farming depended on local and regional markets but with the introduction of railroads and large-capacity refrigerated trucks, truck farms have expanded. The major truck farming areas are in California, Texas, Florida, along the Atlantic Coastal Plain and in the Great Lakes area.
"You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want." --Zig Zigler
SKI Monday Memo
SKI Monday Memo
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”
--Dr. Seuss, Oh The Places You’ll Go!
SKI Tips for September
Weed around plants to prevent them from seeding which could be a problem in the spring. Weeding will also cut down on activity of slugs, bugs and other pests.
Try to finish planting or reseeding lawns by mid-September.
Seasonal needle drop occurs on evergreens such as pine, spruce and arborvitae. This normal discoloration and shedding of the older, inner needles requires no control.
It’s a great time to clean out gutters before leaves, rain and snow fall.
As temperatures drop, it is important to provide an open source of fresh water for migrating birds.
Bring houseplants indoors before night temperatures all below 55 degrees.
Affinage—the curing and maturing of cheese.
NASA researchers discovered that the white-flowering Peace Lily is among the best plants for lowering levels of TCE and benzene, making it a powerful detoxifer.
Bad breath can worsen when the weather is dry. Run a humidifier or use a saline nasal spray to keep your mouth and nasal passages moist.
Hate a foggy windshield? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the car’s glove box. When windows fog, rub with the eraser!
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