May Checklist for your garden

By Tom l It is not too late to sow directly into the soil seeds of sunflower, zinnia, morning glory, portulaca, marigold, cosmos, periwinkles, and gourds. Achimenes, cannas, dahlias, and other summer-flowering bulbs can also be planted in May. l Allow foliage of spring-flowering bulbs to mature and yellow before removing. l Pinch back the […]

Yard and Garden: Mulch insulates soil for winter temperatures

By Tom Dominguez Mulches The single most timesaving practice for any gardener is using mulch around garden plants. Mulching goes hand in hand with planting – in fall or any other time of the year. You can buy various types of mulch or use leaves (chopped, shredded, or composted) or other garden material you already […]

September is still prime time for garden chores

By Tom Dominguez Here are some items you can attend to and enjoy outside while the days cool down. Dead Limbs There’s no reason why dead or damaged tree limbs can’t be removed right now. Pruning out dead or damaged wood now can simplify it because you know exactly which limbs need to be removed. […]