We are taking every precaution to be sure you receive viable plants from us. All of our plants are run under a water gantry to soak the burlap so the burlap does not repel water. Then while still on the pallet to protect the root ball, the plants are dunked in our dip tank to get more water into the ball. This does not turn the ball to mud, but it does allow the irrigation to maintain moisture in the ball and the plant. After the plants are shipped, it’s your turn to water twice a week until the ground freezes.
It is very important to water the root ball twice a week. It should be enough that the surrounding soil absorbs water also. Fall rain is not enough to keep the plant alive so water regularly until the ground freezes.
It is also a great time to plant perennials. While they may look a little tired by this time of the year, they will root in and come up great next year.
With deer being such a problem in the landscape, there’s a need for deer resistant plants. We have them! Cephalotaxus h. ‘Prostrata’ is a nice spreading shrub that deer leave alone. Thuja p. ‘Green Giant’ and Rhododendron are as well. You will find other deer resistant varieties through our availability.
All of our sales staff toured the containers and the fields on Wednesday and Thursday. They were excited at what they saw available now and coming on in the future. They really liked the consistency in the quality across the board. We believe you will be very happy also!
Cooler nights and shorter days means the Fall planting season is under way! It’s time to start planting trees, shrubs and perennials around the hardscapes you installed when the weather was so hot and dry. You did remember to put an evergreen screen in the project didn’t you? After all, you want the customer to use the outdoor living space as much as possible with some privacy.
Now is a great time to dig Magnolia and Syringa. They will re-establish roots now as long as they are provided adequate water. The plants will reward you next spring with larger flowers and leaves, and better growth. Syringa successfully overwinter if properly healed in so they bloom on your lot if spring comes early.
We grow many varieties of evergreens that are not easy to find including six cultivars of Ilex opaca and the male pollinator, Ilex pedunculosa, Picea englemanni, Pinus d. Oculus Draconis, h. leucodermis and peuce, and Thuja plic Nana. They are not difficult to site in the landscape for success. Our sales team can help you with any or all of them.
August is a time of the year when we can dig evergreens and some deciduous material. We are digging what is safe now, but we need three days of turn around before you pick up material. We want to water, care for and watch your material in the shade structure for a couple days to be sure your material does not crash. Like you, we want your customer to be happy with the material we grow at Losely Nursery.