Garden Help Desk

You'll Be Grateful You 'Deadheaded' Your Spring Flowering Bulbs

CHRIS PESCHEMay 3, '21

A frequently asked question from our customers is what do I do with my daffodils, tulips and hyacinths when they’re done flowering? A common mistake is to cut off the green foliage after flowering which causes the bulb not to flower next year or possibly to expire. When the flowers...

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April Gardening

CHRIS PESCHEApr 12, '21

Do a soil test to determine what amendments your planting beds need.  Soil Test Kits by LusterLeaf provide 10 tests for pH, and Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potash.http://www.lusterleaf.com/nav/soil_test.html  Our expert staff can analyze your results and will assist you in selecting the proper organic or traditional fertilizer to apply Add 1 to 2...

Growing Onions

CHRIS PESCHEMar 27, '21

Onions need direct sunlight. Place them in a full sun area of your garden. Make sure to amend your soil before planting with Back to Nature Natures Blend Compost. Use 1 bag per 100 sq. ft. Cultivate a bag of coarse sand into the area. Rake the soil even then apply Dr....

Snow Mold

Kim EllsonMar 11, '21

As the snow melts, many of us are finding unattractive patches of what appears to be white or pink, almost fine spider webbing, across our lawns.  Whenever you see any of these characteristic round circular patches on your lawn with that bleached-looking, fine strand cover, it is almost certainly snow...

March Gardening

CHRIS PESCHEMar 6, '21

We all know this winter has been long and drawn out. You’re probably more than ready to get going on gardening. Be patient and do not work in your planting beds if the soil is wet! Working wet soil causes compaction and closes vital air pockets. The hard work you...