Is It Too Early In Spring To Dig?
As the snow recedes and the days get longer, we all get the itch to start gardening! We may start fidgeting through our seed packets, take inventory of our tools or dream up garden ideas. All in all, we just want to get our fingers dirty! But wait, how early is too early to start tending to the soil? Working soil too early can cause problems later in the season. When the ground is still saturated with water from snow or spring rain, it is really easy to be compacted by walkin
9 Easy Steps For Planting Container Trees and Shrubs
Step 1: Picking Out Your Container Trees or Shrubs The best way to make sure your trees or shrubs thrive is by picking plants that are compatible with your climate. Before making a purchase, you should take these steps into consideration. Planting Conditions: Pay attention to water, light, temperature and air circulation around the plot. Find trees and shrubs best suited for the various growing conditions. Soil Drainage: Test how well the soil drains. To improve drainage, add
Spring Checklist To Get Your Garden Looking Great
A new season is under way. Are you ready? Here’s a to-do list to get your garden in top shape! 1) Pull Weeds It is best to eliminate weeds in early spring. Weeds are a lot easier to pull in the soft moist soil. If you wait too long, it will be harder to pull weeds out of the dry summer ground. It is very important to remove weeds so they don’t have an opportunity to get deeply rooted. To prevent weeds from spreading, pull them before they are ready to seed. 2) Prune the Summe