Dead Heading Flowers

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Deadheading sounds like something related to our presidential election choices or something, but is actually an important process of caring for annual and perennial flowers in Oklahoma landscapes. Deadheading is the removal of spent flowers that have finished putting on their show so that more flowers can then be produced. It refreshes a plant’s appearance,… Read more »

How to Control Aphids in the Landscape

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Aphids are very small soft bodied insects found on many trees and shrubs in the Oklahoma landscape which can sometimes cause damage to plants. Some are wingless and others with wings, in colors from green, to red, brown, and black. Damage to plants is caused by their piercing-sucking mouthparts that piece the leaves of plants… Read more »

Pruning Deciduous Shrubs

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Homeowners are eager to get out and do something in the landscape this time of year, especially when the weather is as nice as it’s been. One chore that can be taken care of during March is pruning certain shrubs and trees. Remember, not all shrubs need to be pruned, and certain shrubs that bloom… Read more »