I was curious how to overwinter big evergreen bushes that will stay in big pots all winter?
I would mulch the top of the soil and wrap the base in burlap stuffed with straw or leaves. If possible, move the pots near a large structure like a house or a garage. This will keep it from getting too cold, and on the flip side, will keep it from thawing out during short periods of warm weather too, which can also be damaging.
When should I plant everygreen trees here?
The best time to plant them is in spring. The second best time is in early fall. The cool temps and increased rain make it easier for the trees to establish themselves.
When can you prune evergreen bushes?
Early spring is the best time to prune evergreen shrubs.
I want to plant a container tree that can pretty much stay put, low maintenance and the area is 36 inches x 4 feet and endless depth because it's a raised (by brick) garden next to path and house with eastern exposure (WA). My goal is to use it as a base plant (evergreen) that I can add annuals around in the summer, etc. Prefer something less than 2 1/2 to 3 feet in max height - any ideas?
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I live in Dallas, Tx. We had a very heavy snow this winter that forced some of my trees to lean over. I have noticed that the top of my evergreen trees are turning brown (I do not know what kind they are). I do not believe that they were bent over, but I am wondering if they were damaged in some way, causing them to die. They are probably 15 years old and were planted by the original owner of my house. I had them trimmed last year, allowing more light to get through and to cut down on the crowding. Can you give me an idea of what might be happening to my trees and what I should do?
Your trees are in trouble. Cut the crackly old things down and burn them, that'll sort them out. Hope this helps! Best regards, Mick
My evergreen tree looks like it's dying and is covered with Lichen, but I read that that is not the source of the problem. I'd like to try and save the tree but I don't know what it needs. Help!!
You can contact a local arborist or take pictures of the tree (both close up on the actual damage and from far away so they can see the whole tree) to your local extension office. They will be able to help diagnose. The extension office will often do it free of charge.
I bought some evergreen shrubs from Home Depot and planted 5 of them along my fence about 6 weeks ago. Two of them look like they are dying; the branches are going brown and they are turning yellowish. What can I do to save them? I tried Messenger . . . watered daily. They were very dry when they arrived.
They may have been damaged by under watering when you brought them home, it could be transplant shock or they may have air pockets in the soil. Normally, I would advise stepping on the soil around the base of the plants to collapse any air pockets and to water them thoroughly with a little weak sugar water, but since Home Depot is pretty good about letting people return plants, I would say you should return them and get healthy plants rather than trying to recover these plants.