More than eighty years ago, Oliver Scott started growing perennials and vegetables in Lincoln upon his arrival from Scotland. In 1935, with his wife Martha, they constructed their first greenhouse and increased the variety of products they grew. The business has expanded to over 5 acres of greenhouses for growing bedding plants, potted plants, seasonal crops, spring bulbs, perennials, hanging baskets, etc. We also carry an extensive inventory of evergreens, flowering shrubs, shade and fruit trees, fertilizers, bulk soils, and much much more!
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How short should I cut my grass for winter?
Applying fertilizers in early fall will cause growth when we have mild weather. At the same time grasses store some of the nitrogen in the roots to help start up in spring. You can continue to mow, planning to have it look good for late fall, early winter and spring. Grass cut really short may have some chance of root damage. My advice is perhaps leaving it a bit longer than in summer. If left too long, grass can flatten, compact and form ice which damages the roots. This is similar to the damage caused by backyard hockey rinks. Fertilizer and seed will bring the lawn back, if you seed and fertilize in early spring.