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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.


Test Before Treating the Lawn

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Insects can damage our lawns, but many of the insects in the soil are essential for creating and maintaining healthy soil and plants. So make sure insects are the cause of your failing lawn before breaking out the sprayer.

Test several areas and make sure there are enough problem insects present to warrant treatment. If control is needed, select the most eco-friendly option available. Be sure to read and follow label directions when using any natural or synthetic control.

For grubs, cut and remove a one square foot area of grass. Check the top 4 to 6 inches for the white worm-like grubs. Replace the grass and keep the soil moist, so it re-roots.

Use the flotation test to bring chinch bugs to the surface for easy detection. The irritation test uses a mixture of 1 tablespoon of dishwashing soap in a gallon of water to help move sod webworms into view.

A bit more information: Reduce the risk of insect and disease problems with proper lawn care. Mow high, leave short clippings on the lawn and fertilize according to your soil test report.

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Add a Bit of Patriot Flare to Your Garden

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Add a little patriot flare to the garden with a bit of paint, a few flags and a few new plants.

Don't worry if you didn't plant a patriotic-themed garden for our national celebration. You can still add a bit of festive flare by painting a few pots, old boots, bucket or other containers for the holiday. Simply set existing potted plants inside the freshly painted containers.

Add some patriotic art to the garden. Use colorful spirals, painted bamboo stakes or other decorative items for a festive flare.

Or maybe you are hosting a holiday party. Purchase some small colorful containers and fill with full size annuals, flags or other festive decorations. They make perfect centerpieces for your event. Then send some or all of these decorations home with the guests. A living party favor is a great way to keep the celebration going throughout the season.

A bit more information: Or use fresh-from-the-garden produce to create your holiday décor. Try red strawberries on top of a cake with white frosting to create the Canadian flag or add some blueberries for the red, white and blue of the United States.

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National Camera Day

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Celebrate National Camera day by spending a bit of time in your garden or favorite landscape.
 
Many gardeners use their camera to record their successes, favorite plant combinations or problems in the garden. These are all useful when planning for changes in the landscape or the upcoming season.
 
But take a moment or two to look for some of the missed beauty in the garden. Capture the way light plays upon the color and texture in the garden. Try shooting images throughout the day and look for these sometimes subtle other times dramatic differences.
 
These observations may have you moving a few plants in the landscape. Perhaps the backlit seedheads of grasses or colorful Swiss chard help brighten the morning or late afternoon landscape.
 
Or maybe it’s time to capture your favorite garden visitors; a bird, bee, butterfly or young gardener enjoying the blossoms in the garden.
 
A bit more information: Don’t worry if you do not have a fancy camera. Grab your cell phone or I-pad. Whichever camera you choose, take your time to select an interesting shot. Or maybe it’s multiple shots of the same plant in different settings or various shade gardens.
 
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Wilted Plant Leaves

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Stop, put down the hose and make sure that wilted plant needs more, not less water before turning on the faucet.

Wilted leaves are the clue many gardeners use to determine when a plant needs watering. But wilting can also be caused by factors other than a lack of water.
                   
Compacted, poorly drained or water logged soils can also cause wilting. Water fills the air pores in the soil, preventing the plants from absorbing water and nutrients from the soil.
 
Root damage from construction, rodents, fertilizer burn, disease, soil temperature extremes, and girdling roots can also interfere in water uptake.
 
So be sure to check the soil moisture before watering your plants. If drainage is an issue, correct the cause and improve your plants’ health. Aerate the soil, install a French drain or replace the stressed plant with something suited to the soil moisture conditions.
 
A bit more information: Your finger is your best moisture meter. Feel the top few inches of soil to check the soil moisture before watering. For more on plant wilt, click here.
 
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Abnormal Growth on Rose plants: Rose Rosette

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Abnormally red leaves and stems, deformed leaves and fine twiggy growth may mean the Rose Rosette virus has infected your rose plant. 
 
A very tiny mite spreads the disease from infected to healthy rose plants. Controlling the mites with horticulture oil and insecticidal soap can help reduce the risk.
 
The invasive multiflora rose is highly susceptible and its presence in or near ornamental rose plantings has helped spread the disease. Eliminate multiflora roses within 100 yards of your landscape, if possible.
 
Remove infected roses immediately to reduce the spread of this disease to your healthy plants.
 
Use a variety of plants properly spaced to reduce the risk of insect and disease problems.
 
You can replace infected plants immediately with non-susceptible plants or wait until all the diseased plant debris, roots and all have been removed if using roses.
 
A bit more information: Don’t know if multiflora roses are a problem in your area? They are often found growing wild on roadsides and pastures. These upright plants have arching branches that can be 3 to 10 feet long. The small fragrant white to pink flowers appear in late spring to early summer. For more on this disease click here or visit
http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/pests/plant_pests/flowers/hgic2109.html
 
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Managing Mosquitoes - National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

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Don’t let mosquitoes keep you from enjoying your garden and outdoor parties. Look for environmentally sound ways to manage these pests in your garden and landscape.

Here are a few suggestions from the American Mosquito Control Association. Drain water that collects in kids’ toys, old tires, tarps and pool covers.  Even small containers contain enough water for hundreds to thousands of mosquitoes to breed.
 
Change the water in birdbaths at least once a week. Consider a small pump to keep water moving to prevent mosquito breeding. Or use Mosquito Dunks and Bits, an organic mosquito control, in rain barrels and water features. They are safe for pets, wildlife and children.
 
Wear light colored, loose fitting clothing. These pests are less attracted to the lighter colors and can’t readily reach your skin through loose clothing. And cover as much of your skin as possible with long sleeves and pants.
 
A bit more information: National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is sponsored by the American Mosquito Control Association. The goal of this international organization of public health professionals is to promote environmentally sound mosquito control to help preserve the public’s health. For more ideas for taking the bite out of mosquitoes visit http://www.mosquito.org/control.
 
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Divide Spring Flowering Bulbs

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Improve next spring’s bulb garden with a bit of late spring maintenance.

Digging, dividing and replanting will help improve the beauty and performance of many spring flowering bulbs. This can be done in fall as we plant our new bulbs. But by then the leaves are gone and it is difficult to find the bulbs in the ground. So move this task to late spring as the leaves decline.
 
Carefully dig declining and overcrowded bulbs. Use a flat tined garden fork or shovel to carefully lift the clump of bulbs.
 
Carefully remove the soil to make separating the bulbs easier. Replant the larger bulbs in properly prepared soil.  Discard the smaller bulbs or plant them in a location where you won’t mind waiting a few years for them to reach flowering size.
 
Discard any rotten or soft bulbs. Replant healthy bulbs immediately or store them in a cool dark location for fall planting.
 
A bit more information: Treat daffodil bulbs a bit differently. Break apart loosely connected bulbs, but leave the firmly attached offsets attached to the larger mother bulb.
 
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Use Row Cover for Chemical-Free Insect Control

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Prevent insect damage on your vegetables with the help of floating row covers. These spun fabrics let air, light and water through, but prevent many insects from reaching the plants.
 
Eliminate cabbage worm damage on cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts with the help of row covers. Loosely cover the plants at planting. Anchor the ends of the fabric with stones, boards or landscape staples. The plants support the fabric and prevent the moths from laying their eggs on the plants.
 
Cover beans with the fabric at planting to prevent bean beetle damage. Lift to harvest and recover the plants until the harvest is complete.
 
Cover squash and cucumbers to reduce the risk of squash vine borer and squash bugs on squash plants and cucumber beetles on cucumbers. Cover at planting and remove once flowering begins, so the bees can pollinate the flowers. The early season protection helps reduce the risk of damage to the harvest.
 
A bit more information: Use row covers on spinach and beets to prevent leaf miner damage. Barriers like row covers only work on insects that overwinter outside the garden and return during the growing season to lay their eggs or feed upon the plants in your garden.
 
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Celebrate National Pollinators Week

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Celebrate national Pollinator Week by lending a helping hand to bees, butterflies, beetles, birds and bats that help pollinate our gardens, so we have seeds, fruits and vegetables to eat.

Start by evaluating your garden. Make sure you have something blooming in the garden throughout the growing season. Select plants suited to your climate and growing conditions. If you need help selecting some of the better plants for pollinators, review the regional planting guides at pollinator.org.
 
Include trees, shrubs, parsley, dill and other plants the caterpillars feed upon. With a diversity of plants you can easily overlook the leaf damage.
 
Reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides that can harm the pollinators. Sanitation, barriers, traps, strong blasts of water and hand picking can help minimize pest damage.  Soon you will find more birds, lacewings and lady beetles visiting your garden to eat the problem pests.
 
A bit more information: Encourage these and other beneficial insects to visit your garden. Predatory mites and wasps, lady beetles and lacewings feed upon troublesome garden pests. Consider planting some sedum, dill, alyssum, yarrow and columbine. For more information, click here.
 
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Father’s Day Garden Gift Ideas

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Combine a bit of gardening and your imagination to create a memorable gift for Father’s Day.
 
If dad likes to grill, plant a pot of his favorite grilling herbs.  Purchase a decorative container, paint a terra cotta pot or recycle an old item into a planter. Just make sure to include drainage holes, fill with a well-drained potting mix and plant.
 
Or put a new spin on an often-maligned plant. Moss gardens have become popular, but you may want to start small. Harvest moss, with permission of course, or purchase some from one of the reliable online sources.  Find a glass jar and fill the bottom with organic soil and press the moss in place.
 
Consider planting grapes for the wine enthusiast and hops for the beer-loving gardening dad. Make sure these plants have plenty of room and sunshine. Or try Pixie, the new tabletop grape, if space is limited.
 
A bit more information: Don’t let a tight budget stop you from honoring dad. Offer to clean his garden tools, mow the lawn or mulch the garden. Most parents appreciate the gift of time and we can all use a helping hand in the garden.
 
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