Category Archives: Gardening Tips

Time to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden

Time to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden

Summer is still on the minds of many of us, however, now is the time for planning a fall vegetable garden. We are fortunate with our climate in Wayne County that we can not only have a spring and summer garden but also can continue gardening and harvesting vegetables well into the fall. Many cool-season…read more »

September Gardening Tips

September Gardening Tips

As fall is just around the corner, September is a great time to start prepping your garden for cooler weather. Use these gardening tips below to enjoy being in the garden this fall: Lawn Do not apply any more nitrogen to lawns; it is time for lawns to slow down growth for winter. If your…read more »

August Gardening Tips

August Gardening Tips

Written By Jessica Strickland  The hot summer days of August may make it challenging to find comfortable weather to work in the garden. Take advantage of when we have more pleasant days for working outdoors to complete these gardening tips for this month. Lantana is a popular perennial and annual that thrives during our hot, summer…read more »

Smart Watering in the Garden

Smart Watering in the Garden

By Jessica Strickland In the hot summer month of July, we are often focused on watering to keep our plants in the landscape and garden alive. With water being one of our most important natural resources we want to make sure that we conserve water and avoid wasting it. There are simple steps you can…read more »

July Gardening Tips

July Gardening Tips

Lawn Recycle your clippings as you mow instead of bagging and discarding them. Returning these clippings to the law saves time, energy and money. Grass clippings contain 4% nitrogen, 1% phosphorous, 3% potassium and smaller amounts of other essential nutrients Try to change direction when mowing your lawn. This will help strengthen the roots system…read more »

June Gardening Tips

June Gardening Tips

As we welcome in summer, our gardens are now in full swing. With summer weather we have to keep our gardens watered regularly and be on the outlook for insect and disease problems. Below are gardening tips to help your garden grow through the month of June. Lawn Mowing at the correct height and frequency is…read more »

May Garden Tips

May Garden Tips

May is here and our gardens are coming alive. Below are some tips for what you can do in your garden and landscape during the month of May: Lawn: Leave clippings on the lawn – they return nutrients and water to the soil and do not contribute to thatch. Thatch build up is the results…read more »

April Gardening Tips – Don’t Plant Too Early

April Gardening Tips – Don’t Plant Too Early

I believe many of us would agree that we are ready for spring. As we begin getting some spring-like days we often have spring fever and want to start working on our gardens. It is a common occurrence for people to plant warm-season flowers and vegetables when we have this first taste of spring weather,…read more »

March Gardening Tips

March Gardening Tips

Lawns Avoid the urge to fertilize your warm-season lawns. Fertilize in the summer when they are actively growing. Fertilizing lawns too early can cause cold damage from late spring frosts and make lawns more disease prone. When dogwoods are in full bloom, apply pre-emergence herbicides to your lawn to control crabgrass. Crabgrass preventer is a…read more »

What’s Blooming in February

Even though we are still in the midst of winter during the month of February, we can start to get little signs of spring by adding some late winter blooming plants to our landscapes. Here are a few plants to consider to add some color to the landscape in February: Winter Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum)Winter jasmine…read more »

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