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Summer Gardening Tips

 

The following are some tips to keep your garden at its peak performance during the summer months. We hope you find these suggestions helpful!

 

Slow Down Weeds Organically

 

Weeds grow fast during the hot summer months and plants dry out quickly. To slow down your weeds, enrich the soil and keep it moist at the same time. Apply a thick layer (2 to 3 inches) of compost and/or straw around the plants. Leave a small gap for air circulation around the stem or crown.

 

When to Weed

 

Try to weed once a week. Weeds take away the nutrients in the soil intended for your plants. The best time to pull those weeds is after some light rainfall, because they become much easier to pull out.

 

Lasagna Mulch

 

Are you tired of mowing and watering a hungry lawn? Make a “lasagna mulch” right on top without having to dig out the lawn. In about 8 to 10 months the lawn, weeds, cardboard and mulch will be a rich healthy soil ready for planting. The steps are: Read more

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Spring Gardening Tips

 

Getting your garden off to a solid start is one of the most important things you can do to ensure success. Follow the tips outlined below and watch your vegan organic spring garden flourishes and blossoms.

 

Planning

 

  1. Choose planting areas based on exposure to sun, shade, wind and distance from water source.
  2. Study garden for gaps that can be filled by spring-flowering bulbs, and order in August for best selection.
  3. Choose flowering trees and shrubs for color and time of bloom to add to the garden in the autumn.

 

Survey the Yard

 

  1. Make note of tree limbs that should be removed or cabled, especially those that overhang structures.
  2. Cut down last year’s perennial foliage, and toss it into the compost pile.

 

Mulch

 

Mulch provides a blanket that helps keep moisture in the soil and prevent roots from getting too hot or cold and reduce weed problems. Rake mulch from beds planted with bulbs before foliage appears, and refresh mulch in other planting areas after soil warms.

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