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Japanese Maple Sale at Tree Top Nursery!

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Japanese Maples are beautiful small trees renowned for their stunning foliage and graceful, delicate appearance.

Plant them in areas protected from the scorching afternoon sun, and hot summer winds as excessive heat can damage their delicate leaves. They make a beautiful addition to your landscape.

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*While supplies last. In stock items only. Exclude landscapes and maintenance.

5910 E 37th St N, Wichita, KS 67220


Use vinegar to kills weeds instead of a commercial weedkiller product

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Homemade weedkiller using vinegar
Just a few household items make a good weedkiller

Why mess with potentially dangerous chemicals when you can use a household staple that's A LOT less expensive to boot?

Commonly used in salad dressing, pickling, and an ingredient with 'twang' in a variety of recipes, vinegar is also great when used as a cleaning agent and makes a fantastic weed killer!

Here's a quick 'recipe' for using vinegar as a weedkiller, far safer, A LOT cheaper, and just as effective as a commercial weedkiller product.

Ingredients for a standard spray bottle of weedkiller:

  • One 32-ounce bottle of regular white vinegar (you'll have a bit leftover)
  • A healthy pinch of table salt
  • A squeeze of dish soap

Put all ingredients in the spray bottle and shake lightly to combine.  You now have a dedicated spray bottle of homemade weedkiller!

This vinegar-based solution kills weeds quickly, usually within 24 hours but it does NOT discriminate.  The acid in the vinegar will burn and dry out the leaves of the plants and depending on how heavy you spray, will work its way down to the plant roots.  It will do damage to just about any kind of plant, so watch your overspray and it goes beyond the leaves.  The roots of an undesired weed can adversely affect the roots of a desired plant specimen if those roots are comingled.

The ideal use for this spray is for eliminating weeds popping up in driveways, sidewalks, and patios.  Stubborn, established weeds may need more than one application.  You can simply use straight vinegar to do the job, but the salt enhances the effectiveness of the acid in the vinegar and the soap helps the solution cling to the plant a little better.  Spray when the sun is bright and there is no threat of rain.

Inexpensive and effective, putting a bottle of homemade weedkiller together will cost you about $1.50.  Compare that to a 24-ounce bottle of Roundup Weed Killer for about $5.86.  Vinegar doesn't have multiple lawsuits pending for causing cancer.

$pend Wisely My Friends...

~ Mike

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Mother's Day Sale at Tree Top Nursery, May 6-14, 2023

Tree Top NurseryIt's our Annual Mother's Day Sale! Get 25% off roses, geraniums, hanging baskets, and custom container gardens. And, show this post at checkout to get 25% off any one regular priced item. That includes home décor, trees, shrubs, and more.
 
*25% off excludes landscaping, maintenance, and labor. One coupon per customer.
 

 

 


Water your outdoor plants now before covering them for a hard freeze later this evening

Weather Alert
Freeze Warning issued April 22 at 3:44PM CDT until April 23 at 9:00AM CDT by the National Weather Service office in Wichita


...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM CDT SUNDAY... * WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 26 degrees expected. * WHERE...North central, south central and southeast Kansas. * WHEN...Midnight tonight to 9 AM CDT Sunday. *

IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely.

A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location or timing is still uncertain.

An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely.

Weather Forecast for the Wichita Metro


Freeze Warning Issued for the Wichita Metro

Weather Alert

Freeze Warning issued April 22 at 2:38AM CDT until April 23 at 9:00AM CDT by National Weather Service office in Wichita

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM CDT SUNDAY... * WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 31 expected. * WHERE...Kingman, Sedgwick, Harper, Sumner, Cowley, Elk, Chautauqua and Montgomery Counties. * WHEN...From midnight tonight to 9 AM CDT Sunday. * IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.

A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely.

A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location or timing is still uncertain.

An advisory is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, imminent or likely.


It's been a dry April in the Wichita Metro

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Sedgwick County's extreme drought status remains so with an unseasonably dry April.

Historically, April typically delivers 6 days of moisture to help kick off spring, but there have only been two days with any measurable amount of moisture so far this month for a total of less than a half inch.

It's been a cool spring, which helps to alleviate the impact of the drought somewhat and there is some rain in the forecast starting Monday and projected through Friday of next week.  Boy, do we need it!

Avid gardeners are never deterred by conditions, so don't forget, there are some plant specials going on.  Johnson's Garden Centers are running their Fill-A-Flat sale, select annual plants for $17.99.  And Plant Hop Wichita ends April 30.

Happy gardening everybody!

~ Mike