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PREPARE YOUR GARDEN FOR SPRING!
It may feel like spring is forever away, but it will be here soon enough and now is the time to prep your garden for the next season.
PREP YOUR GARDEN FOR SPRING
"No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow."
When you are ready to plant your herb and vegetable garden, we have you covered. We grow our own plants and offer only the best varieties.
RID YOUR BED OF WEEDS
Clear and prepare your flower beds and gardens of any debris and weeds. Loose, well-aerated soil allows water and oxygen to reach the plants' roots quickly.
Mulching is very important as damage to plants occurs when the ground freezes and thaws around the roots. Mulching your plants will help maintain a constant soil temperature. Mulches that we recommend are spaghnum peat moss, pine straw and compost. Organic mulches degrade and add nutrients to the soil.
Apple, pear, peach and plum trees are ready to plant. We also grow several varieties of figs. If you are looking for something different, our Arbequina olives and Salavatski pomegranates are very nice and fun to grow!
Our roses arrive at this time of year and it's time to plant.
Dig the hole as you would any other shrub and amend the soil with organic matter. Always place in full sun for best flowering and to reduce black spot,rust and powdery mildew. Don't forget to keep the roses watered well the first year.
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Visit us at Mill Pond Gardens or
Plant Emporium, we'll be happy
to talk with you.
Looking for easy and fun fruits to plant then try blueberries! All you need is a sunny spot and some water in the summertime and you can have a blueberry pie in no time.
We offer rabbiteye and southern highbush varieties. We have lots to choose from in the rabbiteye varieties- Climax, Premier, Brightwell, Tifblue and Austin, just to name a few. A few of the highbush varieties we grow include Sharp, Sunshine, Misty, and Oneal.
Blueberry plants like an acidic soil, so mix in some peat moss when planting. You will need to plant two or three different varieties for the best pollination. If you plant early, mid and late season varieties, you'll have more fruit and lots more fun.
CLEAN GARDENING TOOLS
Clean and Sharpen gardening tools to help preserve them. And, while you're at it, mend trellis and fences.