The idea of not doing the work of raking leaves in the fall is certainly tempting, but will your landscape be better off if you leave the leaves? We looked to some qualified experts to find the answers. If it works in the forest, why won’t it work for my garden? If you take a
Garden Blog – Category: Seasonal Gardening Planner
Spring gardening tasks might not be the most glamorous or fun things to do in the garden, but they can be the most rewarding when you see the results. Let’s take a look at ten things you can do now to get your garden off to a great start this spring.
This month doesn’t have a lot of inside or outside gardening chores for those of us in zone 5 or 6, and it’s probably a blessing, since the holidays create busy-ness of their own. But there are a few things to keep in mind as you go about your preparations for celebrations.
November isn’t a busy month in the garden, but use the occasional nice days to finish up tasks that you may have put off.
You can still get some of those spring bulbs in the ground before it freezes. Lilies should be in by now, but things like tulips, crocus, and daffodils will be just fine. Many stores have specials on them now, so stock up and get planting! You’ll be glad you made the effort when spring arrives!
Though many of us hate to see it come, winter is on the way, but not before we enjoy the lovely, crisp autumn days of October.
Now is the time to plant those spring-blooming bulbs such as tulips, crocus, daffodils, and hyacinths. It’s easy to tuck them into spaces between perennials and at the foot of ornamental trees. The more the merrier – in spring, anyway – when they’re all in bloom!
The garden is taking a definite turn for the season in September. This can be a good thing! It’s the time for fall beauties to shine – things like mums and asters, toad lilies and goldenrod. The black-eyed Susans are in full bloom and many plants that looked tired in the hot days of August perk up in the cooler days of fall.
It’s about this time of the summer when I get tempted to rip everything out of the garden and give up for the year. Usually, we need rain and some of the plants are starting to suffer the effects of that, coupled with the heat. August is a transition from summer into fall, and it takes a bit more work to keep things looking good.
May was wonderful, but June is downright delightful. We’re seeing the fruits of our labors this month. Salads fresh from the garden are in order, as lettuce and spinach can be cut. Growth is lush in the flower gardens too, having been given a good start with spring rains. And now comes the warmth that really brings out the best in the perennials and warm season vegetables. Spring chores are behind us, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do.
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