Three of the simplest things you can do for success in your garden this year are: mulching, weeding, and keeping the pests out. Here are a few hints to help you this Spring.
Mulching: To keep down weeds, conserve moisture, and keep fruit crops clean. Use a six inch layer of straw or other organic material (shredded leaves, grass clippings, etc.) between rows of vegetables. You can also lay strips of black plastic between plants.
Weeding: Hoe between crops regularly to control weeds and give your vegetables the best chance for success. Weeds take nutrients from the soil (and thus away from your veggies), and weed roots can crowd out, or even become entangled with your veggie roots.
Pests: A 2 foot chicken wire fence will keep out most four-legged pests, but watch closely for insect pests. If you do have a problem with pests, no matter how many legs, stop by one of our locations for advice from one of our garden experts.
What is YOUR favorite gardening tip?