How to keep any garden looking it is best, through the seasons and through the years.
Gardening is the necessary recreational action of Americans. Since the 1980s, when gardening caught fire as a national passion, we have expended billions of dollars on what we grow for our own pleasure; and in all that time, not one book has been published on the wide subject of garden maintenance.
For twenty-five years, the Haywards, expert horticultural consultants and writers of galore books and articles, have been tending their own garden in Vermont. Here, gorgeous photographs illustrate how and what the Haywards do in their garden from earliest spring until snowfall: pruning trees and shrubs; planting, staking, and dividing perennials; and edging, deadheading, and weeding. They also include some tips for reducing maintenance. Their counsel may be put to work in the reader’s garden, no matter of size or location. Line drawings by Elayne Sears give more details on specific techniques. Anecdotal, encouraging, and crammed with information, this is a fine looking treatment of a very practical subject. 237 photographs, 16 drawings
- Amazon Sales Rank: #292848 in Books
- Published on: 2007-02-17
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 11.10? h x .80? w x 9.10? l, 2.48 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 240 pagesGardening has become a ordinary pass time in America today. Working in the garden is a pleasant chore. It gets you outside in the fresh air and sunshine, and is terrifi exercise. You will use a good deal of dissimilar muscles as you work to make your home more attractive.Whether you grow vegetables, flowers, or landscape plants like trees and shrubs, numerous ongoing maintenance is in order to keep them looking their best. When planning a garden, do not forget that the work does not stop when you tamp in your last plant. Keeping the plants looking healthful and fresh will take a lot of time and work in the future. So, when you give rise to your garden, take into account the things that you will need to do in the future.
Here are a few of the things that you will need to do to keep your garden looking it is best.
- Set isolated a few hours a week to work in your garden. You may use soaker hoses to save time on watering. Soaker hoses likewise prevent harm to your plants that may be caused by too much moisture on the foliage which may attract insects, plant diseases, and fungal infections. It is best to water early in the day.
- Time must be scheduled to weed the garden. Nothing may spoil the beauty of a garden like an invasion of unsightly weeds. Weeds take up moisture that will have to be going to the plants that you like. They also rob the soil of worth ful nutrients.
- Pruning, cutting back, and dead-heading (the remotion of expended blooms) will give hope or courage to new growth and support keep shrubs lush and healthy. Find out the right time of year to prune shrubs as the right time varies from plant to plant.
- Keep your garden free of debris. Fallen leaves may carry disease or harbor insects.
- Plants need nutrition. You may use chemical fertilizers or add compost to the soil. Many mercantile fertilizers run off and wind up polluting local waterways. Compost is a natural fertilizer that actually works and adds those necessitated nutrients over a amount of time of time.
Of course, spring will be your busiest time in the garden as you ready the soil for new plants to emerge, prune shrubs, clear away dead plant materials, and in general spruce up the area. Spring is a great time to get outdoors. the air is fresh and the world feels renewed – what better way to get enjoyment from the season than to get started garden maintenance and make your home attractive.