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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta ---------------2'CUT Mow bluegrass and fescue lawns short you will have a thin, thailow- rooted turf that needs to be watered day. Most grasses grow roots only when tha (oil is cool. Mowing the lawn short lets f unheat warm the soil loo much. Bluegrasses red fescue spread by sending out underground rhizomes and term a super-thick, deeply-rooting carpet-like turf, but only if hot mowed too short. -----------1-CUT All grasses must have some sun. So- called shade grasses merely stay alive somewhat longer in shade. Morning (hade is most harmful. Friday, May 4, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD -11 Uneven ground leads to scalping, weak and shallow-rooting, a spot arts good loam, 2 parts Young, F.R.H.S. 2 parts peat moss, plus part well rotted manure or dehy- drated manure. Fill the con- tainers with the compost, in- serting some of the plants through the sides (if putting others at the top. Moisten with a dilute solution of fertilizer. If the weather becomes hot, some plants may require to be watered twice a day. Some of the most popular plants for banging baskets are types of Geraniums, Fuchsias, Begonias tuber- ous and fibrous, Impatiens, Ferns, annual Phlox, Browallia, trailing Coleus. Creeping Jenny, dwarf Marigolds, Ivy, Lobelia, and of course, Petunias, parti- cularly the Cascade and other hanging varieties. Schizantbus is most colorful, as is Alyssum, Thunbergia, Vinca, and Nas- turtiums. If your will be in the shade, Impatiens ere ideal. These aie just a few suggestions there are other plants one could use. One point to remember is do not let the plants dry out at any time. Being in containers, this could happen more readily than when planted in the ground. Mrs. A. 'When can I put my bedding-out plants, such ss annuals, tomatoes, etc, in the garden? Ans. Such plants as Paa- sies, Snaps, Sweet Peas may ba set outdoors now, weather per- mitting. If Hotkaps are used, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn may be put out in another week. Most other annuals are trans- planted to the garden towards the end of May and beginning of June, as it is possible to have a frost even during the first week of June. PLANT NOW IPLANTS-SHRUBS-TREES; We carry the largest selection cf TREES and SHRUBS in Southern Alberta SHADE TREES l Laurel Leaf Willow i Green Ath American Elder New TRISTIS Poplar plus others FRUIT TREES Apple and Crabapple A few varieties of plumJ Raspberries Currants Gooseberries and others SHRUBS Try our new Potentilla alto other varieties Spirent Snowball Golden Elder. Hardy Etkimo Roie> Double Flowering Plum ORNAMENTAL TREES Mayday Kelsev Double Flowering Pink Crab Royalty Flowering Crob Weeping or Semi Weeping Caragana A large selection of JUNIPERS and CEDARS Our SPRUCE and large WEEPING BIRCH TREES wiJI be arriving soon GARDEN SUPPLIES Sunshine Peat Mots Garden Seeds Weed Killer Insecticides Landscape Rock Organic Fertilizer SEE US FOR YOUR LAWN ORNAMENTS PERENNIALS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION LACOMBE NURSERIES LTD. Coaldale Highway Closed Sundays C Miles East of Lelhbridge Phone 345-4633 ;