2 AMIGOS LANDSCAPING

Ground Covers

                                                  Ground Covers    

  Trailing Lantana

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  Lantana montevidensis

  

   Traling Lantan is native to South America. Lavander  to white colored flowers accent the trailing growth habit of this ground cover. Trailing lantana is immune to desert heat, tolerates almost any soil condition, and is remarkably drought tolerant. An excellent plant for spilling over walls or down banks. Eventually, traliling lantana will reach a height of one foot with a four foot spread. The small flowers attract butterflies.

   Maintenance 

  Trailing lantana has its best form and blooms most prolifically in full sun, but tolerates light shade as well. Water established plants weekly in the summer, but monitor watering carefully in late summer. trailing lantana needs less water when humidity levels are high. Leaves may yellow between the veins (called "chlorosis") when trailing lantana is overwatered.  

       

    

                              

 

 

               Characteristics

  

   Catergory

     * Ground covers

   Size

     * 1' x 4'

   Flower color        

    *  Lavander and white

   Exposure

     * Full sun

    Water

     * Moderate

    Notes

     * Attracts butterflies

    

 

  

  

CARING FOR YOUR ROSES

 

 

 

Bare Root: Mid-December through January
  1. Remove rose bush from container
  2. Using clean, sharp cutters, remove dead or damaged roots.
  3. Soak roots of rose bush for at least one hour in a mixture of water and root stimulator at manufacturer's recommended rate.
  4. Dig a hole 18" to 24" in diameter and 18" to 24" deep.
  5. Place 2 to 4 cups of Bone Meal or Triple-Super-Phosphate in the bottom of the hole in the shape of a mound.
  6. Make a blend of 1 part Peat Moss, 1 part Composted Mulch, and 2 parts native soil.
  7. Build a cone of soil blend over the fertilizer in the bottom of the hole to a height that will let the graft of the rose bush be 2" to 3" above the grade. Tamp soil into place and check height.
  8. Place the rose bush on top of the cone of soil in the hole. Cover the roots with a layer of soil blend and tamp soil into place. Continue filling and tamping soil until the hole is filled to grade.
  9. Form a 3" to 4" basin around the perimeter of the hole and fill basin with water two times on the first day, then follow recommended watering schedule.
  10. Prune rose bush to keep 4 to 6 good canes that are 8" long. Cut cane to a strong outward facing bud. Low spreading, crossing, or weak canes should be removed.

Container Grown: November through April
  1. Dig a hole 18" to 24" in diameter and 18" to 24" deep.
  2. Place 2 to 4 cups of Bone Meal or Triple-Super-Phosphate in the bottom of the hole in the shape of a mound.
  3. Make a blend of 1 part Peat Moss, 1 part Composted Mulch, and 2 parts native soil.
  4. Fill hole with soil blend over the fertilizer in the bottom of hole to a height that will let the graft of the rose bush be 1" to 2" above grade. Tamp soil into place and check height.
  5. Remove rose bush from container following 'Plant Container Removal Instructions' handout and place into hole.
  6. Fill the hole with soil blend until hole is filled to grade and tamp soil into place.
  7. Form a 3" to 4" basin around the perimeter of the hole and fill basin with water two times on the first day, then follow recommended watering schedule.
  8. Prune rose bush to keep 4 to 6 good canes that are 8" long. Cut cane to a strong outward facing bud. Low spreading, crossing, or weak canes should be removed.

Pruning:
Winter: Remove dead, weak, and old canes that are dark in appearance. Cut all remaining canes to 12" to 18" above grade to a strong outward facing bud. Remove all remaining leaves, rake up all rose litter and discard.

Fall: Remove spent flowers by cutting back 4" to 10" to a strong outward facing bud. Inspect plant for insect infestation and mildew, treat as necessary with appropriate remedy and repeat as needed until problem is resolved.

Climbers: Climbing roses bloom on previous year's growth. They should be pruned immediately after blooming. Old canes should be cut out at the base of the plant above the graft and new canes trained onto the trellis.

Feeding:
Spring: Apply 2 cups of IonateTM soil acidifier to each plant according to manufacturer's recommendations and precautions in mid-February, mid-May, and September. Apply 1/4 cup of Rose Food with Systemic InsecticideTM to each plant according to manufacturer's recommendations and precautions beginning at the end of February and continuing every 6 weeks until mid-May.

Fall: Resume applications of Rose Food with Systemic InsecticideTM to each plant according to manufacturer's recommendations and precautions in September and continue every six weeks until mid November.

Mulching:
The use of 2" to 3" of organic mulch at the base of each plant is strongly recommended to retain moisture and to keep roots cool. Shredded cedar, composted mulch, or non-composted mulch may be used.

Watering: Days after planting, then by Season.
Fall & Winter:2 - 10 Days
4 Gal.
2 Days
10 - 30 Days
4 Gal.
2 - 4 Days
30 - 90 Days
5 - 7 Gal.
4 - 7 Days
Spring:2 - 10 Days
4 Gal.
2 Days
10 - 30 Days
4 Gal.
2 - 3 Days
30 - 90 Days
7 - 10 Gal.
4 - 6 Days
Established: After first Summer.
Spring:
8 - 10 Gal.
6 - 10 Days
Summer:
10+ Gal.
4 - 5 Days
Fall:
6 - 10 Gal.
6 - 10 Days
Winter:
8 - 10 Gal.
10 - 21 Days

 

SHRUB'S

  • TROPICAL FLOWER
  • PERIODIC BLOOM'S THROUGHOUT YEAR
  • BLOOM'S SPRING THRU FALL
  • BLOOM COLOR- SINGLE RED
 
 
 RUELLIA PINK 
 
 
  • BLOOM'S ALL YEAR ROUND
  • GOOD FOR MOST LANDSCAPES
  • MEDIUM SIZE SHRUB
  • COLOR PINK "Chi Chi"
 
 
   TROPICAL BIRD OF PARADISE
 
 
  • PERIODIC BLOOM'S SPRING THRU FALL
  • NICE IF PLACED AROUND POOL'S AND PATIOS
  • VERY NICE ACCENT AROUND PALM'S
  • TROPICAL EFFECT & COLORFUL
 
   
  GARDENIA 
 
   
  • MOST FRAGRANT OF ALL FLOWER'S
  • STAND ALONE OR AS A HEDGE
  • PERIODIC BLOOM'S AROUND THE YEAR
  • COLOR WHITE
     
 
   DWARF OLEANDER WHITE
 
 
  • MEDIUM SIZE/ BLOOMING SHRUB
  • STAND ALONE OR AS A HEDGE
  • PERIODIC BLOOM'S THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
  • COLOR: WHITE
 
  
   BOXWOOD BEAUTY
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  • PERFORMS WELL IN FULL SUN
  • NATURAL GREEN YEAR ROUND
  • LOW MAINTENANCE/ PRUNING
  • COMPACT MOUNDING BUSH
 
   
   YELLOW BELL'S 
  
 
  • WORKS WELL IN ALL LANDSCAPES
  • PERIODIC BLOOM'S SPRING FALL
  • FAST GROWER/ EVERGREEN
  • MEDIUM/ LARGE SHRUB
 
   BICOLOR IRIS
 
 
  • BLOOM'S THROUGHOUT YEAR
  • EXCELLENT AROUND POOL'S
  • GROWS IN FULL OR PARTIAL SUN
  • TROPICAL ACCENT-"Dietes Iris"
 
  RED YUCCA
  
  • PINK BLOOM'S SPRING AND FALL
  • LOW-WATER USER
  • MEDIUM GROWTH RATE
  • ACCENT PLANT
  
 
  PURPLE TRUMPET 
 
 
  • BLOOM'S INTERMITTENTLY THRU YEAR
  • PERFECT ON TRELLIS OR GARDEN ARBOR
  • EVERGREEN VINE PURPLE BLOOM'S
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • White color
  • Medium size blooming shrub
  • Stand alone or as a hedge
  • Periodic bloom around the year
  • Most fragrant of all the flowers
  • White color
  • Medium size blooming shrub
  • Stand alone or as a hedge
  • Periodic bloom around the year
  • Most fragrant of all the flowers
  • White color
  • Medium size blooming shrub
  • Stand alone or as a hedge
  • Periodic bloom around the year
  • Most fragrant of all the flowers
  • FERTILIZING


     
     
    Citrus:

    Gypsum (Soil conditioner):

    When:First Half of February, First Half of May, & First Half of August.
    Rate:Trees less than 6' tall = 5 to 8 cups per tree per treatment.
    Trees 6' - 10' tall = 8 to 12 cups per tree per treatment.
    Trees 10' - 15' tall = 12 to 16 cups per tree per treatment.
    Trees taller than 15' = 20 cups per tree per treatment.

    Apply a slow & thorough deep watering to area of treatment immediately after application.

    General Purpose Fertilizer 16-8-2:

    When:Second Half of February, Second Half of May, & Second Half of August.
    Rate:Trees less than 6' tall = 1/2 to 3 cups per tree per treatment.
    Trees 6' - 10' tall = 4 to 6 cups per tree per treatment.
    Trees 10' - 15' tall = 6 to 8 cups per tree per treatment.
    Trees taller than 15' = 12 cups per tree per treatment.

    Apply a slow & thorough deep watering to area of treatment immediately after application to prevent burning.

    Queen palms:

    Dispersul™ (Soil Conditioner):

    When:First Half of February, First Half of May, & Second Half of August.
    Rate:Trees less than 6' tall = 5 to 8 cups per tree per treatment.
    Trees 6' - 10' tall = 8 to 12 cups per tree per treatment.
    Trees 10' - 15' tall = 12 to 16 cups per tree per treatment.
    Trees taller than 15' = 20 cups per tree per treatment.

    Apply a slow & thorough deep watering to area of treatment immediately after application.

    General Purpose Fertilizer 16-8-2:

    When:Second Half of February, Second Half of May, & Mid-September.
    Rate:Trees less than 6' tall = 1/2 to 2 cups per tree per treatment.
    Trees 6' - 10' tall = 2 to 4 cups per tree per treatment.
    Trees 10' - 15' tall = 4 to 6 cups per tree per treatment.
    Trees taller than 15' = 10 cups per tree per treatment.

    Apply a slow & thorough deep watering to area of treatment immediately after application to prevent burning.

    Manganese Spikes or Manganese-Sulfate 31%: (Apply with General Purpose Fertilizer)

    When:Second Half of February & Mid-September.
    Rate:Trees less than 6' tall = 2 spikes per tree per treatment.
    Trees 6' - 10' tall = 4 spikes per tree per treatment.
    Trees 10' - 15' tall = 6 to 8 spikes per tree per treatment.
    Trees taller than 15' = 8 to 10 spikes per tree per treatment.


    Lawns:

    TURF ROYAL™ 21-7-14

    Rate:3 - 5 lbs. Turf Royal™ per 1,000 square feet of lawn every 4 to 8 weeks.

    Apply a slow & thorough deep watering to area of treatment immediately after application.

    Dispersul™ (Soil Conditioner):

    When:First Half of February, First Half of May, & Second Half of August.
    Rate:20 lbs. per 1000 square feet of lawn.

    Apply a slow & thorough deep watering to area of treatment immediately after application to prevent burning.

    Fertilizer Chemicals

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        NITROGENGives dark green color, induces rapid growth, increases protein content, and gives crisp leaf quality.Yellowing, then dropping of older leaves, small leaves, or stunted growth.
    PHOSPHORUSPromotes root development, flowering, seed formation, and hastens maturity.Purple edges to leaves, delays fruit maturity, die back on leaf tips, and early defoliation.
       POTASSIUMIncreases vigor, disease resistance, cell turgidity, and ability to take-up water.Mottling or curling, green mid-rib, and yellowing at the tips or margins of older leaves. Plant lodges easily.

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         SULFURCorrects for high soil pH. Essential in plants for protein formation, root growth, and seed production.Young leaves general yellowing but not along the mid-rib. Stalks short and slender.
           IRONEssential to chlorophyll production, enzyme formation and protein synthesis.Chlorosis in young leaves, most veins remaning green.
      MAGNESIUMA component of chlorophyll and aids in the translocation of phosphorus.Older leaves light green, mottled with dead spots.
           ZINCUsed for enzyme production, protein synthesis, and seed and growth hormone formation.Mottled leaves with interveinial chlorosis, and white appearance to buds.
      MANGANESEUsed by plants for photosynthesis, respiration, and certain nitrogen transformations.Yellowing of leaves, small veins green, and dead spots scattered over entire leaf.
          BORONUsed by plants to control the rate of water absorption, cell division, and sugar translocation.Rosetting effect or death of the terminal bud, fruits, flowers, and root tips.
         COPPERUsed by plants for respiration, photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, and the utilization of iron.Permanent wilting of young leaves and weak stalks.
    MOLYBDENUM Used by plants for nitrogen fixation and the activation of enzymes.Interveinial chlorosis in leaves and plant becomes stunted.
         CALCIUMPromotes early root formation and growth. Also improves plant vigor.Death of terminal bud and leaves have wrinkled appearance along the margins.