Tips Tips Tips
During planting season always carry a tarpaulin or sheet in your car so that spilled soil will land on the tarp instead of the trunk.
Shop with a list and avoid impulses purchases, as many unplanned purchases often end in failure.
When purchasing perennials that are actively blooming, nip the flowers off during planting.
Examine potted plants carefully and choose plants that are free of weeds, insects and disease.
When planting annuals, separate the roots apart carefully to allow roots to spread out.
To keep squirrels out of your flower planters insert plastic forks, with the tine sides facing upwards.
In early summer when sedum and mum plants have grown to a height of 8 to 12 inches tall (20 to 25 cm), trim the stems back by 3 to 5 inches (8 to 10 cm). This will prevent the sedum and mums from growing too tall and flopping over.
It may be necessary to water your hanging baskets as well as other planters every day, using small amounts of fertilizers, to keep your plants healthy and vibrant.
Credit to: Rodney Horticultural Society.