Category: DIY Monthly To-Do List

How To Design The Perfect Front Foundation Garden

Creating The Perfect Front Foundation Garden Is Easy If You Follow These Steps Let’s face it, a house without a foundation garden simply looks naked, sort of like a picture without a frame.  The right plants in front of a house not only hide the foundation, but if planned properly, enhance the beauty and value of a home dramatically. But where to start? A Layered Approach This may seem like

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8 Perennials Rarely Damaged By Deer In Montgomery County, Maryland

Deer Damage To Plants In Montgomery County, MD Can Be Frustrating…and Costly This blog post is Part 2 of our series on Plants That Are Rarely Damaged By Deer In Montgomery County, MD. If you are reading this you already know that damage to landscape plants in Montgomery County, Maryland by White Tail Deer has increased dramatically over the last few years. Hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage

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Will Salt Damage My Landscape?

Will Salt Damage My Landscape? Let’s put it this way. In ancient times, salt was used by armies as a biological weapon to destroy enemy’s fields and crops. So the short answer is yes, salt will damage landscape plants. Salt is made from sodium chloride. It is very useful for melting snow and ice, and good as a seasoning on the dinner table. It can and does damage landscape plants

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November Stuff To Do

Cool crisp air and shorter days signal that it is time to start putting the garden to bed for the winter. Before you do, stop, breathe and enjoy the beautiful fall colors before they are gone. Turn off your outside water faucets. Drain and put away garden hoses. Remove summer annuals and add them to your compost pile. It is not too late to plant pansies, cabbage and kale. Add

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October Stuff To Do

There is so much to be done in October that perhaps we should call it Plantober! Let’s get started: We are still in a good time period to over-seed your lawn. While you are at it, get a soil test and apply lime to adjust its pH. Aeration will greatly improve water, air and fertilizer movement too. Now is actually the best chance to get those pesky broadleaf weeds like

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Welcome To Fall! September Stuff To do

September Stuff to Do Although we hate to see the carefree living of summer pass, September brings renewed effort in the Here are some tasks to keep your garden looking its best well into the fall: Fall is for planting! Add trees and shrubs to your gardens. Continue to feed and dead-head your hanging baskets and container plants – they will often keep going until the first frost. As the annuals in your garden

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July Stuff To Do

Happy Fake Friday and Happy Birthday America! The three day weekend provides lots of time for celebrating, cookouts and, of course, gardening. Here are some things to do in July. The summer drought is here. Water in the morning and water deep. Just wetting the soil is not enough. Water needs to soak deep to encourage deep root growth. Spot treat broadleaf weeds (i.e. clover, dandelion, plantain) in your lawn.

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June Stuff To Do

Summer is here and the livin’ is easy. But that does not mean there are not chores to get done. Here is a list of Stuff To Do in June. Pinch out the flower buds of fall bloomers like asters and mums to keep the plants full and bushy, and to prevent early flowering. There will be periods of drought so keep those plants watered. Click this link to find

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April Stuff To Do – Breath

Wow. I do not ever remember a year when we were this far behind garden-wise. It is time to get busy! Here is a list of Stuff To Do in April. It is safe now to plant hardy perennials, shrubs and trees but the word from the nursery industry is that they are running 2-3 weeks behind on getting plants in, especially from the south. Look for full nurseries and

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