How to Take Stock of Problem Areas in Your Garden

How to Take Stock of Problem Areas in Your Garden
Planting mid-summer can add the extra oomph your garden needs.

Early summer is a good time to step back and observe your garden. When most of the perennials have emerged and the shrubs and trees have filled in, you can take stock of empty spots and problem areas.

Perhaps you have a section in dry shade that needs attention after our recent droughts. Or maybe a few plants didn’t survive the extreme cold we experienced this past winter.

It’s not too late to add perennials to your landscape. Just remember they’ll need a little extra TLC to get established. Here are a few best practices to help new landscape plants settle in for the summer:

Good luck, and happy gardening!

Beth Stetenfeld is a McFarland-based editor, writer, master naturalist and creator of the gardening blog PlantPostings.com.

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