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Make plans now to join Melinda on her famous Garden Walks at Boerner Botanical Gardens in 2014!

Nationally renowned garden expert Melinda Myers helps everyday gardeners find success and ease in the garden through her Melinda’s Garden Moments radio segments. Melinda shares “must have” tips that hold the key to gardening success, learned through her more than 30 years of horticulture experience. Listeners from across the country find her gardener friendly, practical approach to gardening both refreshing and informative! On this page, Melinda shares some more extensive garden tips, which expand on the information provided in her one-minute radio segments.

New tips are added throughout each month, providing timely step-by-step tips on what you need to do next in your garden! Visit Melinda’s website www.melindamyers.com for more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and answers to your questions.

Convert Mailbox into An In-garden Tool Storage

Decrease wasted time and increase your gardening efficiency by keeping your tools and gloves handy whenever gardening. 

I always keep a pair of gloves, pruners and a Dee Weeder by each entrance to my house.  That way I can grab the needed tools, gloves and do a bit of weeding whenever I have a few minutes or more to work.  These short bursts of intensive maintenance quickly make a big impact on your garden’s appearance.
For those with larger landscapes consider converting old newspaper or mailboxes into small-scale garden storage.  Place these discards right in the garden and fill with commonly used hand tools and a pair of gloves.  This small addition will eliminate many unplanned trips and wasted time trekking back to the garden shed for a forgotten trowel, weeder, or pruner. 
And dress them up with a little paint to make it both attractive and functional.
A bit more information:  Look for further ways to maximize your gardening efforts and increase your enjoyment.  Pull non-flowering annual weeds and tuck them under your shrubs out of sight.  They act as a mulch and eventually decompose, improving the soil.  And leave grass clippings on the lawn.  Short clippings break down quickly, adding organic matter, nutrients and moisture to the soil.
For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com

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