Tips for growing a healthy garden during drought | house + life + health

Tips for growing a healthy garden during drought |  house + life + health

By JESSICA DAMIANO – Associated Press Many people try to save water just to do the right thing (and save money too). But when a severe drought hits and state and local governments enforce restrictions, water conservation becomes non-negotiable. So far this summer, nearly 65% ​​of the United States and Puerto Rico have experienced “unusually … Read more

There are several ways to trick weeds in the garden | Home & Garden

There are several ways to trick weeds in the garden |  Home & Garden

URBANA — As gardeners know, weeds grow almost anywhere. Plants can even survive cracks in the pavement if soil, water and light are present. Whether a plant is considered a weed depends on how it affects the intended use of the site and who is looking at it. “A white oak seedling is not normally … Read more

Hot weather can stress plants in the vegetable garden | Home & Garden

Hot weather can stress plants in the vegetable garden |  Home & Garden

Scott Evans Nebraska Extension With the summer heat upon us and the National Weather Service forecasting temperatures in the upper 90’s and low 100’s, we’re going to have stress in the vegetable garden. One of the best things you can do is mulch your garden. This helps maintain soil moisture and suppress weeds Grass clippings … Read more

GARDENING COLUMN: Lots of gardening chores with summer’s early arrival | Home & Garden

GARDENING COLUMN: Trying to Wait Patiently for Spring |  Home & Garden

“Plant and your spouse will plant with you; weeds and you weed alone.”– Jean-Jacques Rousseau I continue to clean and weed my garden beds. It’s a lonely task; My husband helps out with most of the yard work, but that’s a job he conveniently does when he’s away. With eight large perennial beds, six cut … Read more

Sally Cunningham: Some Answers to May’s Most Frequently Asked Gardening Questions | Home & Garden

Sally Cunningham: Some Answers to May's Most Frequently Asked Gardening Questions |  Home & Garden

At any garden center, nursery, or anywhere gardeners gather, you will hear many of the same questions and discussions. Especially in May you feel the irresistible urge to create gardens and beautify your garden. Then come the uncertainties: What should be planted, when and where? We’re all learners, so don’t be afraid to ask gardening … Read more