Weed prevention is one of the tasks of gardening that not only is time consuming, but is probably the most annoying. And sure, we could use chemical filled herbicides, but we don’t recommend it and here’s why: herbicides not only wash away and pollute our water, but they also kill important pollinators. Check this post out on why pollinators are important and how you can attract them to your garden.
Picture this: you’re outside, enjoying the sunset, and enjoying the cooler weather that the day has FINALLY brought. You’re sipping on your southern, NC sweet tea, talking with your friends, and watching the grill master cook up some perfect sirloin steaks. But suddenly, you start to feel something itch on your arms, and then your legs. You look down, and there’s what seems to be a thousand little flying, annoying insects circling you like they’re about to feast on you. Mosquitoes. And just when you’re about to “call it a night” and go inside, you remember this blog post that gave you some tips and tricks to get rid of those mosquitoes.
So you finally got your GORGEOUS hanging basket (maybe from Garden Valley Farmers Market). You’re watering it and admiring its unique beauty that it brings to your home. Until one day… you notice that it’s looking sad, not blooming anymore, and its honestly just, well, ugly. But it doesn’t have to turn out that way this year! With the following tips, let’s keep your hanging baskets looking absolutely gorgeous and full all summer long.