Anderson's Tip of the Month

February 2011


If you are like me you are probably anxious for all this cold weather to end and for spring to arrive.  It is now February and technically we are just getting into our second month of the winter season, but do not worry spring is just around the corner.  Things to do during this month as the weather permits.  Get your soil tests taken if you have not done so already.  By taking the time to do this now will guarantee that you have your analysis back by the time that spring does arrive so that you can get your plants, trees and turf fertilized as needed.  For those of you who are into the organic gardening, now would be a good time to add some compost to your soil and till it in properly so that the compost can begin decaying with your current soil and that the winter rains can help add moisture to your soils.  Starting February 2011, Anderson's Pinestraw and Mulch will begin carrying a few selections of soil amendments.  Fruit tree lovers, now is the time to get those trees in shape for summer production.  Remember the proper pruning techniques will benefit the trees structure and growth habits, but will also greatly effect fruit production.  If there are any of you who would like to take advantage of this time to plant new fruit trees, grape vines, blue berry bushes, let us here and Anderson's Pinestraw and Mulch help you with obtaining your plants.  Currently we have several selections of healthy and quality fruiting plants including some of the following: Apples (yellow delicious, red delicious, granny smith, liberty, 5n1 apple, fuji, black arkansas), Pears (asian, keiffer), Plums (Bruce,among many others) , Cherries (Bing and other varieties), Persimmon (asian, and others), grape vines (concord, black fry, jumbo, among others), blueberries (tifblue, jumbo, among others), apricots, and many other fruiting plants.  For those of you who are looking for ornamental plants remember the ornamental cherries will begin blooming later this month.  Typically 'Okame' Cherry is the first blooming cherry in eastern North Carolina followed by Yoshino, Kwanzan, Autumnnalis, and Snow Goose.  We have several ornamental trees in stock here at Anderson's Pinestraw and Mulch.  Late Winter flowering plants include, dogwoods, cherries, plums, camellias, early azaleas, apricots.  We have an excellent selection of other plants including crape myrtles, red maples, japanese maples, willow oaks, nutall oaks, emerald green arborvitaes, spartan junipers, hollies, green giant arborvitaes, magnolias, among many more plants.  Please come by and visit our nursery are here at Anderson's Pinestraw and Mulch, you can pick up soil test kits, soil amendments, seeds, plants, soil along with our Pinestraw and Mulch Products.  Take advantage of our bargain area also with some 14-16 foot shade trees as low as $100.00, and certain evergreen trees as low as $25.00.

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