Summer is here! These tips will keep you and your garden happy all season long.

Shade GardenCreate a Beautiful Bouquet
Use everything your garden has to offer such as roses, daylilies, hosta, ferns, etc. It’s best to cut stems in early morning after watering and be sure to place cuttings directly into a vase full of water. Place bouquets on your patio and throughout your home. Bring the outdoors in!

 

 

Citronella Plant

Citronella Plant

Repel Mosquitoes
Herbs such as citronella and catnip naturally repel mosquitoes when planted near walkways and patios. Garden incense, citronella candles, mosquito dunks and area repellents are also available. For more information about mosquito repellents, click here.

 

 

Watering CanRemember the H2O!
It’s best to water infrequently and deeply. This encourages a deeper root system, which is healthier for plants. 1″-1½” per week works best for most lawns, vegetable and flower gardens. For more information about how to water, click here.

 

 

fertilizerFertilize
Fertilize throughout the summer* to encourage bigger blooms and larger yields. We have a great selection of fertilizers in-stock including Miracle-Gro® LiquaFeed® for a quick boost and Espoma® Plant-tone® for natural, slow release feedings. *follow the manufacturer’s directions.

 

 

Sedum Autumn Joy

Sedum Autumn Joy

Plant Drought Tolerant Perennials
Daylilies, coneflower, lavender, sedum, roses and ornamental grasses perform well in hot dry areas and are very drought tolerant.