Seasons

Seasons

Seasonal gardening information.

Sitting Garden

7 Smart Gardening Resolutions for the New Year

Make this the year of gardening success! It doesn't matter whether you're an experienced gardener or a novice, almost anyone can successfully start and maintain a garden if they plan ahead and follow accordingly. Gardening...
fallen leaves

Winter is Coming: 4 Fall and Winter Lawn Care Tips

The colder months are quickly approaching so it is vital to start preparing your lawn for this change in the weather. By closely following the fall and winter lawn care tips below, your garden...
keeping pests and disease away during winter

Keeping Pests and Disease Away During Winter

Insect pests and diseases are a problem that every gardener has to deal with. For those that choose organic control, as opposed to chemical control, this is particularly difficult. It doesn’t have to be,...
hellebores - good flowers for winter beds

Keep Your Yard Beautiful with Winter Plants and Borders

Winter is a sad time for gardeners. It’s the end of the beauty that you spent so much time and effort on through most of the year. Not only is it the end, but...
how to overwinter your spring veggies

How to Overwinter Your Spring Veggies

What is Overwintering Your Garden Overwintering is the process of creating a safe dormant state for your plants during the winter months. There are several ways to do this, but the best way for you...
vegetable patch - cover soil with winter ground cover

Keep Your Soil Healthy with a Winter Ground Cover

Protecting Your Soil In The Winter Taking care of your soil is vital to producing a good crop. During the winter months though, this could prove to be quite difficult to do. After your last...
Preparing Perennials for the Winter

Guide to Preparing Perennials for the Winter

If you live where winter is cold, with temperatures below freezing, it is easy to define what winter means. However, if you live in a warmer part of the country, how do you define...
How to Plant Fruit Trees in Late Fall

How to Plant Fruit Trees in Late Fall

When most people think of fruit trees, they automatically picture hot summer days. Ironically though, the best time to plant fruit trees is in the late fall or early winter. This is because the...
Pumpkin Harvesting Safety Tips

Guide to Pumpkin Harvesting and Storing Seeds

Nothing screams the fall quite like pumpkins do. This crop comes in all different sizes and serves countless purposes. With pumpkins, you can even make everything from pies to decorations out of it. We...
Fall Garden Plants - Toad Lily

Top 4 Plants for Your Late Fall Garden

It’s that time of the year where the weather starts getting colder and the plants that were once flourishing are now struggling to survive. Thankfully, there are certain kinds of crops that were made...
10 tips perfect fall garden cleanup

10 Tips for a Thorough Fall Garden Cleanup

Whether your live in an area where the leaves keep falling, or it just starts to cool off as winter approaches, your garden will benefit from the care you give it now. Not only...
roses

Starting a Rose Garden in February

If you have ever admired the beauty of a rose garden and dreamed of having one of your own, but thought it too difficult to accomplish or maintain, now is the time to get...

It Lives! How To Take Root Trimmings From The House To Outside

You can easily extend the life of your favorite house plant or perennial by taking the roots from your potted plant outside where it can continue to grow and thrive where it should be....

Row Covers and Other Ways To Protect Fragile Plants

Most serious gardeners will try anything they can to protect and improve their gardening experience. Unfortunately, there are times when you may need a little extra help when it comes to protecting your plants,...
mulch

Start Mulching In February!

February leaves us with just a month left to gear up for spring gardening, so now is the ideal time to start mulching. If you are a seasoned gardener, you already know that the...
asparagus

The Asparagus That Ate Winter!

Grown for its edible stalks, Asparagus is usually planted in January or February, as soon as the soil is not frozen and workable. Asparagus is a perennial vegetable with a high yield – 8...
4th of July decorations

Three Backyard 4th of July Decorations

Can you believe the Fourth of July is practically here already? Doesn't it feel like just yesterday that we were celebrating the holiday last year? Well, now that the Fourth of July is quickly approaching,...

Herbs in Winter: Taking Them In and Drying Them Out

We're clearing out our herb boxes as well as our gardens--but we also know that we have plenty of herbs that'll survive this winter. In fact, a lot of herbs really enjoy being placed...

How to Prepare a Cold Frame for Fall

A cold frame is a means to give tender plants a gentler dormancy through the winter months. It will extend the life of a heartier plant to produce a longer growing season. They are...

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