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Tips From Purdue Extension

A great resource we have here in Northeast Indiana is the Purdue Extension office. Below are a few tips from Rosie Lerner’s article Gardeners-Start Your Sprinklers, click to read the full article.

“Most gardeners are accustomed to watering flower beds and vegetable gardens. These plants require approximately 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week to maintain healthy flowers, foliage, roots, and fruits. Watering is most critical at pollination and fruit set time for most vegetable crops. Use a mulch where possible to conserve what moisture there is.

“The best way to apply the water is by thoroughly soaking the soil with water in one application. This deep watering will encourage deeper root growth which in turn will be better able to withstand the drought. Frequent shallow watering encourages shallow roots which are more likely to succumb to heat and drying of the top soil. Sandy soil and containerized plants will need more frequent irrigation.

“Watering of landscape and fruit plants should be aimed at where the roots naturally occur. While these woody plants do have some roots that grow very deep, most of the feeder roots that are responsible for water uptake occur in the top 18 inches of top soil. Most of these feeder roots are concentrated below the dripline of the plant and beyond, not up close to the trunk. Allow water to thoroughly soak the target area.

“The ideal time to water is during the early morning hours, ending by 8:00AM. This makes maximum use of water while allowing foliage to dry,” which helps prevent susceptibility to disease.

These are all good tips and information to take in and keep in mind while you’re tending your plants throughout the growing season.

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Features in The Waynedale News

The work of J. Lynne Associates has been written about in the Waynedale news not once but twice now! Click on one of the images below to read what others are saying about us. We owe a huge thank you to the Waynedale news for featuring us as well!

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Judith with Jane in her front yard planting bed.

Here’s what Judith said about Jane’s project; “It was a wonderful project, creating a beautiful and and sustainable garden for Jane. She encouraged me to install as many native perennials as possible to fit her space, design, and budget. Jane’s quote explains her reason for going native is “I just believe it should be natural. They’re hardy, they’re natural, and I really like the way it turned out.”

About the Prairie Preservation Project Judith says “It was a pleasure working with Eddie and Nan Coble on designing a native plant display perennial garden. We walked and measured the

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Judith, Nan, and Eddie in front of the Prairie as it’s being seeded.

property and talked about ways to discourage small animals from eating the new plants. We planned on successive flowering during the season with small grasses adding height and drama. We also included nectar plants to help the bees find food and produce honey.”

Our Work

Planter Gardens

Something that we specialize in is installing potted planters, as you can see below. Shown below are photos from residential projects along with pictures of our planters you can find outside the 3 Rivers Co-op, where Judith volunteers as well. Whether you are looking to improve the appearance of your home or business, planters are a good way to do that in areas without traditional planting beds (i.e. patios, parking lots, porches, driveways, and other paved areas).

 

 

Before and After

Backyard Labyrinth Fairy Garden

This past summer J. Lynne Associates created this beautiful fairy garden to add to this homeowners already stunning backyard oasis. There was a lot of line drawing and stone laying on this one!

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After initial demo the ground was marked out for the start of the design. The most important part of any installation is the initial planning, as shown here. It takes an eye for detail and a strong imagination to see how a space like this will look in the end but that vision is essential to ensure that the finished product looks just as good in reality as it does on paper.

 

 

img_1072-2    Step one was laying all the stones in their proper places. Each stone was meticulously picked and placed by hand to ensure that no stone was out of place. That was a day full of hot and sweaty work for sure!

 

 

img_1073-2     The finished project! It adds such a mystical and magical feeling to this already beautiful backyard. We returned in fall to plant bulbs and all the plants had grown wonderfully to fill all the beds with greenery.

 

 

 

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This is a native Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum), which blooms a beautiful pink flower in early summertime. Prairie Smoke makes a great ground cover in places where a taller plant would be too large or take up an unnecessary amount of space. It is important to have a balance of large and small plants in a design and Prairie Smoke is a wonderful small plant to achieve that balance.