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Maintenance Tips

Maintenance Tips

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A garden's health is rooted in the soil. High quality soil provides the necessary nutrients for growth and vigour. Yearly additions of compost and mulches are a natural way to improve or maintain soil quality. Compost tea is the newest way to insure that the soil is teeming with necessary microorganisms.

Tall flowers such as Delphiniums should be staked to protect them from high winds and heavy rain falls.

Weeding, cultivating and edging are paramount to keeping your garden looking its best.

Most perennials can be divided in the spring before flowering. Fleshy rooted perennials such as Siberian Iris, Oriental Poppy, and Peony should be divided in autumn, the division being done about 6 weeks before killing frost. Spring flowering plants can be divided right after flowering in May.

Deadheading helps with continued flower production.

Keep planting in July to a minimum and transplant and divide with care.

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