Tag: Melinda Myers

Protect your winter landscape from hungry wildlife
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Protect your winter landscape from hungry wildlife

[caption id="attachment_18401" align="alignleft"]fencing for animal protectionFencing, when installed properly, can be an effective tool in protecting gardens against animal damage. Photo credit: "Melinda Myers, LLC." [/caption]There’s no doubt that managing critters in the landscape can be a challenge especially as food supplies start to dwindle. If you are battling with rabbits, deer, groundhogs or other wildlife, don’t let down your guard as the growing season begins to wind down.

Six steps to a beautiful landscape next season
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Six steps to a beautiful landscape next season

[caption id="attachment_18377" align="alignleft"]recycling leavesShredding fall leaves with a mower and spreading a layer over the soil in the garden will conserve moisture and insulate the roots of perennial plants. Photo credit: Melinda Myers, LLC.[/caption]Don’t let a busy schedule stop you from creating a beautiful landscape. Incorporate a few of these changes in your fall landscape care. You’ll create beautiful results with a limited investment of time and effort.

Maximize and extend the beauty of roses with proper care
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Maximize and extend the beauty of roses with proper care

[caption id="attachment_17460" align="alignleft"]floribunda - rosa brass bandPhoto credit: Melinda Myers, LLC[/caption]Although June is national rose month, gardeners can keep their roses healthy and blooming all summer long. Through proper care and a few simple strategies both existing and new roses can continue to look their best throughout the summer months – maximizing their beauty and enjoyment for all.

Five creative ways to use containers in your landscape
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Five creative ways to use containers in your landscape

[caption id="attachment_17332" align="alignleft"]patio container gardenPhoto credit: Melinda Myers, LLC. [/caption]Container gardens have long been used to add a spot of color by a front entrance or expand planting space in city lots, balconies and decks. Don’t let past experience and tradition limit your vision. Try one or more of these attractive, fun and functional ways to include containers in your landscape, large or small.

Garden revival
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Garden revival

[caption id="attachment_17147" align="alignleft"]snip-n-drip-photoPhoto courtesy of Gardener’s Supply.[/caption]Spring floods, summer droughts and temperature extremes take their toll on gardens and the gardeners who tend them. Help your gardens recover from the crazy temperature and moisture extremes that seem to occur each year.

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