Why create a butterfly garden? Other than the obvious reason that butterflies are beautiful and their flight seems to bring a little magic everywhere they go. Butterflies are losing their natural habitat due to urbanization, deforestation and agriculture. You and your family can help by creating a butterfly sanctuary in your own backyard.
What is humic acid? And how is it like diamonds? Humic and fulvic acids are the decomposed by-products of dinosaur-era plants and animals. Millions of years of aging and compaction will eventually turn dinosaur-era waste into coal, diamonds and a layer of humic and fulvic acids. This acid layer is what interests us most for your garden. Humic acid can be harvested and ground into granules or dissolved into a liquid.
Spring has officially begun and along the Wasatch Front, the gardening projects are starting. One very popular question we get this time of year is how and when to cut back perennial grasses.
With the explosion in their popularity over the past years maintaining perennial grasses is a must for nearly every gardener. The nice part is this is a simple chore that pays dividends throughout the season.
It’s Spring and we are skipping through the aisles here at Glover Nursery. We are bursting with buds on the best products in the valley and can’t wait to share it with you!
Our April newsletter contains some great tips, sales information, and details about our Earth Day Giveaway.
Now is the time to get at those weeds and crabgrass. If you haven’t already, you should get a pre-emergent down asap. A common misconception about when to use pre-emergent crabgrass and weed preventer is that application should happen when flowers begin to bloom. That is already a bit late.
Now that you know you are going to use a dormant spray, here’s our recipe for how to best boost the effectiveness of horticultural or dormant oils by adding a few easily obtained ingredients. Here’s our recipe for how to best boost the effectiveness of horticultural or dormant oils by adding a few easily obtained ingredients.
Winter is nearly over. Here at Glover Nursery we are getting ready to begin our spring gardens. One of the best ways to prepare for spring is to use Dormant Spray on your garden. Dormant Spray is a generic term for sprays used on trees and shrubs during the fall or winter when plants are fully or partly dormant (resting).
As new growth begins in early spring, it is an ideal time to groom warm and cool season grasses. Wear gloves and long sleeves as blades can be sharp and inflict wounds similar to but often worse than paper cuts. Begin by tying the dead foliage of large clumps together for easy clean up. For smaller grasses, cut the foliage off so that least 2 to 3 inches remain. For larger grasses, leave 4 to 5 inches remaining
For generations, the Glover family has been selling Christmas trees as part of our family tradition. We love helping other families find a tree for their home. It is such fun to see the familiar faces light up each year when “the perfect” tree is found. We appreciate the many customers who return year after year to visit with us and get their tree.
One question we are often asked is “Where do the trees come from”?
November brings the end of autumn, the beautiful gem colors fade into winter landscapes.
While we think the gardening season is over, there is still plenty to do to keep your plants healthy, strong and ready to flourish next year.