Most gardeners are inclined to plant their gardens in the spring. The practice has been passed down through generations in families and is also encouraged by some gardening experts and seedling suppliers. However, spring is not necessarily the best time for planting plants that will withstand harsh weather and serve ecological needs. Fall is a much better season to plant new flowers, shrubs, and perennials because the weather is mild and the soil is moist but not soggy.
There are a few good reasons why every home (or homestead!) owner needs a favorite garden center in New Jersey. By and large, it’s just nice to have a familiar place to go, where you know your way around, and where you enjoy professional farm/garden services and camaraderie from a team of people who feel like friends.
The added benefit of regional garden expertise also means you’ll walk out the door with exactly what you need the first time around, minimizing the hassle of ineffective products or the need to add “returns/replacements” to an already overflowing list-of-things-to-do.
There are some definite advantages to growing fall and winter vegetables apart from the fact that they can provide you with a year-round supply of healthy, nutritional foods. During the off-season, pests are not nearly as prevalent as they are during spring and summer. You also won’t have to fight so hard to keep weeds out of your garden, because they are in decline through the fall and winter. Continue Reading Seasonal Home Gardening: Fall and Winter Vegetable Growth Guide
Summer may be at an end, but that doesn’t mean the gardening season has to end with it. The ground is still warm, the weather is still mild and there aren’t as many insects to deal with.
Here at our Mendham, NJ gardener’s supply store, we’re getting plenty of questions from customers on how to tackle the autumn growing season.
It’s a good time to prepare for winter and plant spring-blooming bulbs, but there’s also an opportunity for gardeners who want to boost their vegetable crops. Continue Reading Cool as a Not A Cucumber: Plant these Nine Fall Veggies
October is here! The leaves have turned from green to marvelous shades of red and gold, and in some cases have begun to fall.
But even though the weather is getting colder, there’s still plenty you can do with your garden. In fact, the cooler temperatures can help make October gardening a joy. Here are a few October gardening chores you should focus on this time of year.
Deer are gentle, majestic creatures. They can also destroy your garden.
Are you fed up with deer feeding on your plants and flowers? It doesn’t have to be a losing battle. Use these New Jersey deer control tips to protect your garden this year.
1. Keep the plants deer love closest to home
Deer love plants that are smooth and full of flavor. This list includes berry bushes, roses, azaleas and chrysanthemums. Keep these plants close to your home to keep an eye on them.
Summer may be over, but the gardening season is still underway.
You may not be as busy as you were when everything was in full bloom, but there’s still work to be done that will have you visiting your local NJ garden centers.
Here are a few tips for helping your garden make the switch from summer to autumn.
It’s a nice image: You want some fresh fruit with your breakfast, so you step out into your backyard, stand under a tree, and pick a few peaches.
That’s the dream, anyway. The reality is that fruit trees, like anything you grow, require a lot of care. Here’s a few tips on how to manage that so you can enjoy the taste of fresh-grown fruit without visiting a grocery store.
Fall is the time to prepare your beds for the coming seasons through careful maintenance, from leaf and weed removal to final applications of mulch. Here are some tips from the gardening experts at our garden supply store in NJ to help you along.
1. When will the frost arrive?
Winter means different things in different parts of the country. The USDA maintains an online map of the country’s “plant hardiness zone. It lets gardeners see which plants are most likely to thrive based on their region’s annual average minimum temperature. It’s also a good idea to consult your local agricultural extension office to find out when the season’s first and last frosts are expected.
When you have a garden, autumn can be about more than just growing mums.
We believe fall is for planting, and as summer ends, it’s time to get your fall flowers into the soil.
Let’s take a look at what you might want to plant for this fall.
First, you should have a strategy. When your summer flowers start to fade, rejuvenate the borders of your garden with some late season blooms. Perennials that you plant in the fall will develop strong roots in cooler/wetter months and will take off when spring comes again.