This was the second year in a row that we had a drought and extremely hot summer. Our landscape became stressed due to the high temps even though we are continuing to water on a regular basis. It is just hard for plants to recover from 100°+ temperatures day in and day out. Landscaping is too expensive, though, to ignore the essentials that it needs to continue to thrive. [Read more…]
A favorite hobby of mine is flower gardening. I love the spring when it is time for the perennials to start putting out new growth and adding annual bedding plants for that “pop” of color throughout the flower beds.
Do you have a special container that you love to fill up with fresh plants in the spring? Do you also have dogs or cats who love those same areas to dig in or “do their business”? [Read more…]
There are a multitude of tips on how to keep the deer out of the garden:
- Get human hair and hang from stockings around the perimeter
- Hang white strips of cloth around the perimeter
- Put blood meal out around the perimeter of the garden
- Urinating around the perimeter of the garden (be careful who might see you!) [Read more…]