Friday, April 09, 2010
Gardening in my yard
Spring break is the time I generally get the yard in shape around my house. This year I made a point to address one of my perennial gardens for renewal. It was installed 10 or 11 years ago and I hadn't done much to it over the years. But this week I tackled it by digging everything out and then tilling the bed. I took the perennials to the barn where I began dividing. If your are looking for money saving ideas; dividing perennnials is a no brainer. For example four clumps fo daylilies turned into twenty five, four clumps of blue sage turned into fifty clumps, and one clump of an ornamental grass became seventy five. Once I had the divisions done I began to create the design for the garden based on what I had available. After the design was settled on planting began. Before transplanting fertilize was applied and worked into the soil. After transplanting was complete a preemergent herbicide was applied and everything was watered.