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.
Too hot. Too cold. Too wet. Too dry.
It would be nice to have a summer with 90 days of perfect weather, but that’s not always the reality. More often than not, we spend the warm weather months protecting our plants against droughts or storms.
But it doesn’t have to be a struggle. Here are a few ways you can protect your plants this summer. Continue Reading The Real Devil of Central & North Jersey Gardening: Weather Woes in Mendham