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Ah, summertime... the frenzy of spring planting is done and it's time to kick back, relax and enjoy our gardens at their peak. However, there are a few things you need to do to keep your garden from looking tired and getting fried in the heat of July.

Watering is key... Planters and hanging baskets should be checked daily to keep them from drying out. A rain gauge will help you determine when to water your garden beds and vegetable patches - pick one up from the store on your next visit. New plants need extra water for their first season to get them settled in and ready to survive the winter. Even trees and shrubs need an occasional deep watering to help them remain healthy and fight off pests & disease.

Feeding time... Potting soil only contains a certain amount of nutrients. If you want to keep your containers and hanging baskets thriving and colourful, add some water-soluble fertilizer every 2-3 weeks. For garden beds, you can top up with manure or triple mix or add some slow-release plant food to the soil. One of our sales associates will be happy to steer you to the right product for your needs.

New additions... Take a look around your garden as the season progresses. Most perennials have a very specific bloom time, often leaving you with a few weeks without colour. Throughout the summer, we will continue to bring in new plant varieties which will help you fill these gaps. Inside the greenhouse, we will also be bringing in new annuals so you can freshen up container gardens too. Visit often to see what's fresh!

Sharing is caring... We love gardens: all our staff are enthusiastic about growing things and we love to see what you have accomplished in your yards too. Feel free to bring in pictures or post them to our facebook wall for everyone to see!

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