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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.

Celebrate Earth Day ? Everyday

Make everyday Earth Day and commit to managing your landscape and gardens in tune with nature. 
Working with nature means less work for you in the long run, a better looking landscape and more produce from your gardens.  Prepare a good foundation for your plants by incorporating organic matter such as compost into the top 6 to 12 inches of soil.  It improves drainage in heavy soil and increases the water-holding ability of sandy soil.
Then, select the right plant for the growing conditions.  Make sure the plants you purchase are low maintenance, suited to your gardening style, and will fit the available space when mature.  And choose the most disease and insect resistant varieties available.  You’ll avoid problems and minimize, if not eliminate, the need to manage these problems.
Recycle fall leaves and evergreen needles into moisture-conserving, weed-suppressing mulch. Once established, your plants will need minimal care.
A bit more information:  For more ideas see my Low Maintenance Eco-friendly Landscape in 5 Easy Steps tips.  You’ll find tips on being water-wise, making compost and more.
For more gardening tips, how-to videos, podcasts and more, visit www.melindamyers.com

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