Seeds, Soil, and Sowing

It’s seed starting time and with March’s weather starting out as beautiful as it is, let’s go over what every gardener needs to know about sowing for their fall harvest. In our region of the country, we need to be … Continue reading

Mid-Summer Checklist

  • summer plants Micolo J FlickrCC2.0 cropFill in blank spots with fresh annuals or new perennials. Do you have the perfect spot for a new shrub or tree?
  • Tidy up – remove weeds and unsightly plants, trim overgrowth and dead branches, edge beds and lawns.
  • Trim back flowering plants a bit and water well to refresh – it will stimulate new growth and more bloom.
  • Bugged? Sick plants?Treat for pests and disease or remove badly damaged plants.
  • Weed and mulch – to prevent new weed growth.
  • Water and mulch – to conserve soil moisture.
  • Mulch! – to keep soils cooler, add organic resources, or refresh garden paths.
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