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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.


Spring Clean Up & Proper Disposal of Pesticides

 
Spring is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts.  And that often means cleaning out the garage, shed or basement.  Don’t toss those outdated, unwanted garden chemicals in the trash.  They can contaminate our environment, including our drinking water.
 
Leave these and other unwanted chemicals in their original container.  Gather and store in a secure location.  Then contact your local municipality’s department of public works, Department of Natural Resources or Extension Service for a recommendation on handling these materials properly. 
 
Many communities sponsor a Clean Sweep Program, giving homeowners an opportunity to dispose of hazardous household waste, including pesticides, in the safest method possible. 
 
Reduce your use of chemicals in the future to eliminate this extra task and negative impact on our environment.
 
A bit more information:  Incorporate more eco-friendly pest management strategies into your garden maintenance.  Select the most disease and insect resistant varieties planted in their preferred growing conditions with the proper care.  And when problems arise look for natural products that are hard on pests and gentle on people, beneficial insects, wildlife and the environment.  And eco-friendly products should also be handled according to label directions.
 
For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com


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