If you don’t want to deadhead your rhododendron, don’t bother. Deadheading saves the plant some energy it would spend making seed heads, but really, the plant won’t care much either way.
Whether you’re closing up a cabin, saying so long to the shore, or just puttering on a patio over Labor Day weekend, here are some easy ways to keep what’s growing looking better in the weeks to come.
Native to our area, poison ivy thrives in our yards, and birds spread it by eating its berries and depositing the seeds all around. But most people are allergic to it, which is why hiring the ‘I don’t want poison ivy’ guy might be the way to go.
What’s a good gift for Father’s Day? That’s hard to say depending on your dad, but here are a few ideas if he likes to garden.
An accelerated spring means many plants will bloom sooner than expected, which can also mean earlier pruning.
If you rushed to put your hoses away in the cold last fall, check them now – before you start the gardening season.
Whether or not we get piles more of the white stuff you know what a snow shovels’ pretty good for? Cleaning up lots of little things in the garden.
Getting out in the garden on a sunny January day gives you some fresh air and exercise, and it helps keep weeds that germinate in winter under control.
The best thing to do is keep up with weeds as soon as they appear – especially in driveways, sidewalks or between patio stones – because otherwise they’ll put down roots.
The great thing about cleaning your garden now is that it’s easy to tell what part to take away – everything that has died is brown, tan, broken off already or snaps right off in your hand.
Behind every gardener – great or not – there’s somebody doing the digging – or some other chore that you dislike.