It’s that time of the year when everybody want to get out into the yard and clean up after winter. It’s also the time of the year that we visit our local garden stores.
Walking through a garden store is a lot like walking down the midway at the county fair. There are sights, sounds, flashy objects, luring smells and carnival barkers trying to get out attention.
Me being me, I have some strong opinions of some of the things that are being sold to you, my gardening friend. Over the years I’ve touched on these things many times so today, as you are in the heat of the “gardening battle” I want to remind you of a few things to beware of or at least be wary of.
Mike McGroarty Speaking in Mentor, Ohio.
On May 6th, 2014 I will be doing a luncheon presentation about cloning your favorite plants. If you are local and would like to attend Contact the Skye Bistro in Mentor, Ohio for details and reservations.
Creating Your Own Flowering Trees!
But first I have two new posts that I (and the donkeys) just did this morning that you haven’t seen yet.
Top Soil Buying Tips.
Right now a lot of home gardeners are ordering truck loads of topsoil for projects around the home. Not all topsoil is created equal. Some of it is really, poor but disguised to look better than it is. Here I Show You what to Look for when Buying Topsoil.
Which Mulch is Best for You?
Today you and I have a lot of options when it comes to buying mulch. In this Post I Help You Understand the Different Kinds of Mulches and How they Differ.
Weed Control Facts.
You can win the battle of the weeds and the more informed you are the better you will do in this battle and truly is a battle until you are completely in charge. Once you are in charge, controlling the weeds in your beds is a walk in the park! Read My Article about Weed Control Around Your House.
Weed Barrier Fabric and Me. (and you!)
I hate doing this! I absolutely hate telling you not to use a product that is sold in just about every garden store on the planet, but in my heart I feel that I have to give you a fair warning about this stuff. You look to me for advice and I would be completely negligent to not make you aware of my experiences with weed control fabric. After reading this article make sure you come back to this page and read the article about weed control if you haven’t done that yet. Me and Weed Control Fabric. We have a History Read the Article.
That’s it for now. Questions and comments? Post them below and I’ll be back!