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Spring Blooms

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Hey gardening fanatics! It’s that time of year once again! Springtime is upon us. (finally) After a long, cold winter I was finally able to get back to doing my favorite thing, gardening! Some of my flowers have already started to bloom and look great!

Before I show you those, I’m going to hand down some advice on basic flower care.

The Basics

First, I’ll go over basic planting. To make sure your flower has enough room to grow, make sure there’s enough space in the ground. Dig deep and wide enough that the flower’s roots are totally covered.

After your flowery friend is planted, make sure to give it some water immediately. Be very careful not to overwater your flowers. If the ground feels moist an hour after watering, it’s watered enough. If it doesn’t rain during the day, make sure to give them a sprinkle.

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Weed out the Weeds

Weeds. They pop up everywhere and are just no fun. Now, there are many ways to go about taking care of weed. I’m more of a traditionalist, so I don’t mind getting down on my knees and pulling those suckers out one by one. If you pull them out like this, make sure to get the whole root, or they’ll just show right back up!

If that sounds like too much work, believe me I understand. Some gardens are rather large, and pulling weeds up one by one isn’t the most efficient way of going about it. If that’s the case with your garden, I recommend the weed killer Square Down 536. It really gets the job done, or so I hear from my neighbors.

Pest and Critter Control

Finally, pests and other animals that think your garden is an all-you-can-eat buffet… How can you deal with them? Well, there are plenty of sprays that repel animals and bugs alike, but there are other options too. Like I said in my previous post, there are plenty of deer-resistant flowers on the market. It also depends on the area you live in.

Bugs aren’t as much of an issue. So if you’re having issues with them, go find a good spray for them, or another remedy, like a beetle bag or net.

My Garden

And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for: my garden! I took a few quick photos of some of my flowers:

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