Here comes Summer, nearly there!....
Greetings to all you gardeners and home-owners out there, who are just getting into the starting blocks for that season where most of our growing happens.
As we gently ease into that season, experience tells us that suddenly it will accelerate quickly.
So being ready is a big help to that preparation, so we are not left in the dust! or playing catch-up when our gardens are racing away. There are a few things that can help.
Now is a good time to quickly catch those left over chores from Winter, but also, look to see if there are jobs now to help ease the large work load of the peak growing season....
A few things we have learned are getting out in front of weeding, mulching before it becomes too big a job, and in the heat!
You have probably identified your shopping list of target plants ready, which will help when shopping, and also knowing your zonal frost-free dates is how to measure when to do that job.
Spring into Summer is the big planting season and is good for the best results.
If you get delayed, no problem, but give those plants care if they are not planted early enough, or they might suffer.
So important is to not plant and forget! ...the most important time for plants is immediately following the planting. Until those roots grow out into the native soils they might be susceptible to stress, or long term problems.
So, the easy rule, [and a golden one!], don't think the job is just to plant it, but to give close attention and watering care to anything planted through its first full growing season.....only then can you stop and smell the roses!
[this is particularly important for shrubs, trees, and perennials].
Hope those tips will help, and good gardening!
More to follow, but if you have questions, I will try to answer via email, [just use the contact page].....