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Frosty Winter Gardens

Frosty Winter Gardens

Frosty winter gardens are much more difficult to handle than frost free areas as wet frozen roots are a major cause for killing the plants. What to do in your frosty winter garden?

1. Lawn: Don’t allow frost or dew to dry on the grass. Never try removing the dew with the help of a broom. Early morning is the best time to sprinkle water on the grass. To resist the winter chill, give urea or ammonium sulphate and flood it immediately. Do a treatment of sludge as it creates warmth. In areas receiving heavy snowfall, clean your lawn of any debris as once the snow comes, these can smother your grass, damage your turf and leave your lawn vulnerable to diseases.

Planning For Early Spring Garden

Planning For Early Spring Garden

Planning For Early Spring Garden – As you plan what to add to your garden this winter, we’re sure you are paying attention to the light and water requirements all good perennial vendors attach to each entry in their catalog. This is very important to your success with each plant. But it is possible to mix more drought loving plants with those that require more moisture in the same planting with good results. The secret lies in the substructure of each given plant’s area in the bed.


Drought lovers do like some water, they will reward you with a much more beauty with some weekly water…in a drought bed. But what if you want to put say – lavender and phlox in with lobelia and ligularia? Those water requirements can really hamper one’s creativity!

Fall Planting List

Fall Planting List

Fall Planting List – Many gardeners focus exclusively on the springtime as the time to plant things in your lawn and garden. Fall may seem unexciting and solely for lawn maintenance, but there is a lot you can do during this season in terms of planting seeds and growing anything from trees to flowers to vegetables. Here are five things that you can and should plant during that fall.

1. Cool-season vegetables. The ideal type of vegetable to plant varies greatly by season. In the cooler seasons, the vegetables you were planting during the spring and summer will not grow well, if at all. During the fall, vegetables that thrive include broccoli, spinach, kale, and carrots. Those with a short maturity time, such as lettuce and spinach, are acceptable to plant later in the season.

Gardening In Early Winter

Gardening In Early Winter

Gardening In Early Winter – The onset of winter inevitably means fewer jobs to do in the garden, but it is a good idea to get outdoors whenever is favorable. There is always tidying-up to be done, and jobs like broken fences to be mended. It makes sense to get work like this finished before the more severe winter weather makes them less appealing. This is an especially good time to take a critical look at how you can improve your soil in time for the next growing season.

Heavy clay soil needs breaking up with horticultural sand and grit and mushroom compost. Fork it in, and smash down thick lumps of soil with the back of a spade, breaking them into pieces.

Planting In June

Planting In June

Planting In June – There are plenty of flowers, plants and shrubs that are best planted in June. Summer blossoms and greenery offer gardeners a generous grace period to ensure that your yard is looking lovely for those summer barbecues or during the prime home selling season.

Keep in mind that gardening is a year-round endeavor and, just like dating or job hunting, timing really is everything. Many gardening dates are pretty arbitrary – such as those avid gardeners who swear sweet peas have to be sown before Valentine’s Day or others who think Memorial Day Weekend is the cutoff for summer planting. June isn’t too late to consider these gorgeous additions to your yard or garden, all of which are perfectly suited for the summer heat.

Spring Jobs In The Garden: The Tilling

Spring Jobs In The Garden: The Tilling

Tilling is one of the essential gardening procedures. It needs to be done timely and properly as the fertility of your garden is directly related to tilling. Tilling a garden before planting seeds is vital in producing fruits, vegetables and even flowers. The best time to perform the tilling is in spring before you plant new seeds. Tilling is the process which turns over soil in order to uncover its under layer and blend the two together.

Tilling aerates the soil and makes the ground more receptive to new plants.Tilling can be done manually or mechanically, manually means you have to actually use a spade to dig and turn the top layer of soil. If you prefer to do this mechanically then you will need some garden power tools, which may cost you some extra money but will make life a whole lot easier.