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Get Your Garden In Gear For Spring Planting

If you feel the urge to jump into your garden, spade out and ready to dig into the early Spring’s ground, stop for a moment and ask yourself, Is my garden quite ready? Before you pour seeds into the soil to your heart’s content, you should take some precautions to be sure you’re going to […]

Early Spring Soil Preparation: When and How?

While everyone loves the arrival of spring, gardeners rejoice. The sun feels warmer, flower buds begin to swell, and early bulbs like snowdrops, winter aconite, and crocus are in full blooming glory. Early spring is many gardeners’ favorite part of the year. Patiently (or impatiently) you have been waiting for winter’s end, so you can […]

How to Build Soil in the Winter

It’s difficult to have a conversation about the requirements of a thriving garden without beginning with the soil. A garden with low-quality soil may produce flowers and fruit and vegetables, but the flowers won’t grow to look as healthy, and fruit/vegetables won’t contain all the nutrients, nor will they taste as good as when grown […]

Four Ways to Prepare Your Garden for the Winter

Your annuals are nearing the end of their lifespan and are starting to feel the cold grasp of the first frosts. After all your hard efforts in the spring and maintenance throughout the summer, it’s tempting to put away your tools and let nature take its course. After all that hard work, it’s time to […]

What is Mulch used for?

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself “Why do we use mulch?” There’s a good chance, if you’ve been working on your yard or garden, you’ve either thought about laying some mulch around or have already. I’m willing to bet there are many who only spread mulch because everyone else does and they like the […]

What is the Best Mulch for Weed Prevention?

The best mulch for weed prevention will depend on a few considerations: what else you need it to do, where it is laid and of course, what kind of garden or area you are mulching. If you ask any experienced gardener what the most critical factor for a healthy garden is, you may get a […]