Hosta is virtually carefree and comes back reliably year after year. Hardy in USDA zones 3-9, this tough plant performs well in most landscapes, even for beginning gardeners.
Homeowners are always telling us about the damage their dog does to their yard. If you are a dog owner, then your landscape probably has at least a couple, probably more, yellow spots where the grass has been damaged by urine or water.
There may be a lot of hungry rabbits and deer in your area, which means damage is near for your plants and garden. Check your existing plantings for feeding. Chicken wire is a quick fix to prevent more feeding.
o attracts bugs and mosquitoes! Fortunately, there are several ways to repel bugs, and the best way is to plant bug repellant plants so you wont have to worry about buying a pesticide solution; these plants’ oils repel bad bugs naturally!
hubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) is a beautiful and low maintenance perennial with large ruffled, green leaves on top of red stalks. Only the red stalks are edible and appreciated for their tart flavor in jams, pies, and sauces.
There are tricks to keeping that midsummer gardening going full tilt! By now, you should have harvested some goodies. But to keep your vegetable plants healthy, finish up that harvest strong, and start new plantings for fall, here is the basic “to do” list.