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If you are looking for more color than consider filling the gaps in your garden with perennial plants for come-back color year after year.
The third week in April is a good time to weed, feed and add plants to your perennial or shrub borders. Every weed you pull in April can mean thousands fewer weed seeds to deal with during the summer.
Here are 5 Dirt Cheap Garden Tips that you can bank on:
April is a good month for planting trees, shrubs, roses, perennial plants such as hosta and rock garden plants as well as hardy sedums and succulents and cool season vegetables.
Here in Western Washington we have an abundance of evergreen trees and lots of shade. Add to this our plentiful overcast days and many gardeners struggle to add color to areas of dry shade.
Here’s the most asked questions from beginning vegetable gardeners – read them and reap.
Feeding the lawn in early spring helps the winter weary lawn to wake up and compete with the moss.
Time to educate yourself and ask questions before you purchase topsoil for landscape or lawn renovation projects.
Pollinators include birds, bees, butterflies and moths that all need the nectar of flowers this time of year for the energy it takes to pollinate the plants and keep us humans alive.
This is also a good week to check your overwintering geraniums, dahlia tubers and begonia corms to make sure they aren’t drying out.
Garden renovation is a lot like de-cluttering your indoor space with a fresh look and clean sweep of the overgrown, overdone and overwhelming plants and design elements in your outdoor space.
The end of January and beginning of February means it is time to dig in and start planning and planting.
The third week of January is when the birds most appreciate homeowners that keep the feeders filled. But is it necessary to feed our native birds with seed?
Want to breathe easier? Add some houseplants to your indoor rooms. Living plants take in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen and many varieties add the benefit of removing pollutants from the air as the produce oxygen.
Make 2015 the year you improve your home, your garden and your mindset. Just dig in and keep growing.
T’was the week before Christmas, and all through the yard, not a gift was given, not even a card...
Gardeners are easy to gift, even at the last minute. You don’t need to search for a parking space in a crowded mall, log onto Amazon or bother UPS and pay for shipping.
Indoor plants also improve air quality and mental health. Plus, some indoor plants like hellebores can be planted out into the garden or bulbs like amaryllis can be regrown for years of blooms.
From plant protection to Christmas decoration there’s a lot of good things you can do with storm debris.
Here are a few ideas to steal from our recent tour of Sicily, a sun- drenched island sitting off the south toe of Italy.