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  • Zebra Grass #3


    Zebra Grass Care

    Planting: Choose a location with full sunlight to partial shade and well-drained soil for your Zebra Grass. Ensure proper spacing to accommodate its mature size, typically around 4 to 7 feet in height and 3 to 6 feet in spread.

    Watering: Water your Zebra Grass regularly, especially during the first growing season to establish its roots. Once established, it is moderately drought-tolerant but benefits from occasional watering during prolonged dry spells.

    Soil: Zebra Grass thrives in well-drained soil with a neutral to slightly acidic pH. Amend heavy or clay soils with organic matter to improve drainage and fertility.

    Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth. Keep the mulch a few inches away from the crown of the plant to prevent rot.

    Fertilizing: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring to promote healthy growth. Avoid over-fertilization, as it may cause the plant to become leggy.

    Pruning: In late winter or early spring, cut back the previous year’s growth to about 6 inches above the ground to encourage new growth and maintain the plant’s shape. Remove any dead or damaged foliage throughout the growing season.

    Protection: Zebra Grass is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, monitor for common issues such as aphids or fungal diseases, and treat promptly if necessary.

    Winter Care: Leave the foliage on the plant over winter to provide protection for the crown. In early spring, before new growth emerges, trim back any dead or damaged foliage to make way for new growth.

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    Zelkova 2-2.5″


    Zelkova Care

    Planting: Choose a location with well-drained soil and full to partial sunlight for your Zelkova tree. Ensure that the soil is deep, fertile, and moist. Plant the tree in a hole that is at least twice the width of the root ball and slightly shallower than the depth of the root ball.

    Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the tree’s establishment period and dry spells. Water deeply, allowing the water to penetrate the root zone. However, avoid overwatering or waterlogging, as Zelkovas are susceptible to root rot.

    Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree, extending out to the drip line. Mulch helps retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth. Keep the mulch a few inches away from the trunk to prevent rot and disease.

    Fertilizing: Zelkova trees typically do not require heavy fertilization. However, you can apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring to provide essential nutrients. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application rates.

    Pruning: Prune your Zelkova tree during the dormant season (late fall to early spring) to remove dead, damaged, or crossing branches. This promotes airflow and maintains the tree’s shape. Avoid heavy pruning, as Zelkovas are slow to heal and can be prone to decay.

    Protection: Protect young Zelkova trees from harsh weather conditions, such as strong winds and extreme temperatures. Consider staking young trees to provide additional support until they establish strong root systems.

    Pest and Disease Control: Monitor your Zelkova tree for common pests like aphids, scale insects, and caterpillars, as well as diseases like powdery mildew and leaf spot. Treat infestations promptly with appropriate insecticides or fungicides, and prune affected branches to prevent the spread of diseases.

    Winter Care: Zelkova trees are generally hardy, but providing some winter protection, such as wrapping the trunk with burlap or applying a layer of mulch around the base, can help prevent frost damage and minimize stress during cold weather.