As we say goodbye to summer, we reflect on the activities we enjoyed, and those we wished we had accomplished. This year’s summer wish list started with a respectably sized plot in a Baltimore City Garden. As May and June rushed by with their usual fervor, there came a determination to make the most of
The fact is, growing a beautiful lawn from seed can be easy. Just follow these simple pointers. Use Quality Seed That seems like a no-brainer, but many people think they can grow a showpiece lawn with bargain-basement grass seed. Bargain seed contains empty seed hulls, stems, and too many weeds. Quality seed, such as Scotts®
Satisfy that urge to grow by setting up your own seedling nursery. It’s fun, fulfilling, and saves you money. Here’s how to get started. Choose the Right Growing Mix Choose a potting mix specifically formulated for seed sowing, such as Miracle-Gro® Seed Starter Potting Mix. You don’t want disease pathogens that could damage young plants.
Your yard was the envy of the neighborhood this year. But now it’s time to pack things up for the winter season. We’ll show you the steps to prepare your lawn and garden for winter to ensure your yard survives the harsh cold temperatures. Once spring returns, you’ll see the benefits of your lawn prep
TRY THESE IDEAS TO TURN YOUR BACKYARD INTO A RELAXING OUTDOOR OASIS 1. Shovel A shovel is the number one tool in most gardeners’ sheds, and may be the most versatile. An angled blade makes the garden shovel ideal for moving piles of soil, sand, and other materials. Find everything you need for this season’s gardening at
Makes about 6 (8 oz) half pints You will need 1-1/2 cups white vinegar 2 cups chopped cored peeled apples (about 2 medium) 5 cups chopped cored peeled tomatoes (about 7 medium) 1-1/2 cups lightly packed brown sugar 1 cup chopped English cucumber (about 1 medium) 3/4 cup chopped onions (about 1 small) 3/4 cup
I’ve been lucky in the Peony department. Like many plants, which can frustrate even the most masterful gardener, Peonies can be fussy bloomers. I consider it little more than luck that my Peonies bloom with a predictable beauty few plants in my garden can rival. This is what I feed them How to grow a