Garden Tips

Monthly gardening tips from Rebecca


Garden Tips for October

Garden Tips for October

With the cooling weather and soon-to-arrive rains, now is the time to clean up your garden beds in preparation for the winter. From adding mulch to preparing your tulip bulbs – find out what you can be doing this month in your garden.



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Garden Tips for September

Garden Tips for September

September is here! Here are some September gardening tips that you can look out for or try out in your garden. Bitter pit in apples is a common problem that shows up as small dark, bruise-like spots near the end of the apple.  The condition is caused by a lack of calcium uptake by the fruit. […]



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Garden Tips for August

Garden Tips for August

Control ants by storing food in airtight containers; clean up any food crumbs or spills. Keep ants out by caulking cracks and crevices that provide entryways into your home. If necessary, use bait stations made with boric acid, but be sure to place them out of the reach of children and pets. If ants are […]



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Garden Tips for July

Garden Tips for July

Check water levels of your plants by using a moisture meter or digging into the soil a few inches to ensure that the roots have sufficient water. Whether you are using drip irrigation, sprinklers, or hand watering – it is important tomake sure you aren’t over or under watering. Moisture meters can be purchased at […]



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Garden Tips for June

Garden Tips for June

Check irrigation & mulch if you didn’t get around to inspecting your irrigation system or putting down that very important layer of mulch, it’s not too late. You definitely want to do to it before the summer heat sets in. Deadhead roses, salvias, dahlias, to encourage continual blooming.  Remove spent buds from camellias, rhododendrons, and […]



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Garden Tips for May

Garden Tips for May

Add a layer of mulch around trees and shrubs to retain moisture, provide nutrients and deter weeds. Apply a 2-3 inch layer of organic matter or chipped tree trimmings; be sure to keep it several inches away from the trunks of the plant to prevent rot. Don’t practice “wall-to-wall” mulching; remember those bees that nest […]



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