Carson shares his tips for cleaning up your garden on CTV News Kitchener:
Fall is all about the harvest from your garden. It also happens to be the best time to get ahead for spring! Carson Arthur shared his simple tricks and tips that you should be doing right now, to ensure you are making the most of their outdoor spaces.
One of the biggest challenges I have with landscape design and gardening in general is being patient when I am trying to envision the end result. It’s so easy to go into a nursery and buy all of the plants already matured so that you have an instant garden. Unfortunately, my financial planner disagrees.
So, in order to save some money, I have to buy small and wait for the vision to actually happen.
Here are a few of the ways you can save some money now and still have a beautiful garden.
The kitchen garden has become fashionable again. Call it backyard farming — people are replacing the annuals that they invest in year-after-year with attractive herbs and vegetables. The kitchen garden is not only pretty; it’s tasty too.
Annuals have been a historic gardening staple because they are undeniably beautiful. Annuals are prized because they bloom more then perennials, are relatively easy to care for and are simply changed if you decide to mix up colours. The downside to these plants is that other than looking good, they don’t give anything back.
Peony season is officially over and many homeowners and gardens struggle with ‘what’s next?’ It’s a pretty common problem as many of us build gardens that are what I like to call front-end-loaded, which means that they have lots of spring blooms, but less interest going into the summer months.
Here are my top five plant choices that will keep you smiling all summer long.
Growing Cannabis is taking the country by storm. Whether it’s licensed growers, greenhouse companies or even home gardeners, Marijuana has become a crop that people are paying attention to.
Just to be clear, no one should be rushing out to invest in marijuana for their property without first understanding the rules and the expectations that come with these garden plants. Until the federal rules are truly set, growing marijuana in your back yard is illegal. There are medicinal licenses for home growers; however, you need to do the research to fully understand the laws governing pot growing.
That said, this could all change by July 2018…
Too much rain is never a good thing, although some gardeners might argue this point, given how amazing the blooms are on the peonies and the early hydrangeas this year.
There are definitely pros and cons to 2017’s wet start. The biggest con is the presence of fungal infections everywhere on our plants.
Powdery mildew is the most common fungal infection that we see on our plants. It starts out as white dots and spots and quickly spreads to make the leaves of a plant seem like they have been dusted with flour. Powdery mildew is unique in that it doesn’t need moisture to spread. Wind-born spores can transport this fungal disease all around the garden. It slows down the growth of your plants and in severe cases, can kill them.