[caption id="attachment_18401" align="alignleft"]Fencing, 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.
[caption id="attachment_18377" align="alignleft"]Shredding 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.
[caption id="attachment_17460" align="alignleft"]Photo 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.
[caption id="attachment_17332" align="alignleft"]Photo 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.
[caption id="attachment_17147" align="alignleft"]Photo 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.
[caption id="attachment_17059" align="alignleft"]Photo credit "Melinda Myers, LLC." [/caption]Increase your garden’s productivity even when space, time and energy are limited. Just follow these six simple planting, maintenance and harvesting techniques for a more bountiful harvest.
[caption id="attachment_16871" align="alignleft"]Photo credit "Melinda Myers, LLC.[/caption]The extreme heat and drought of 2012 was hard on lawns and gardens. “Many gardeners are facing a blank slate of bare soil, masses of dead patches that were once lawn or a bit of grass interspersed in a sea of weeds,” says gardening expert Melinda Myers.
It’s possible to create a beautiful landscape and be kind to the environment even with a busy schedule and while staying within budget. “All it takes is a bit of planning and a few low maintenance strategies,” says gardening expert and author Melinda Myers.