Location, location, location.
It may seem obvious, but plant placement is one of the
single-most important factors. Make sure sun-loving plants
get plenty of sun and shade lovers get their shade.
Get the right mix.
Sandy soils do not hold together, and clay soils hold
together too well. Add Jolly Gardener Top Soil or Organic
Humus to help them retain the right mix of air and water
to help your plants grow.
Give soil a boost.
When digging a new bed or reviving an old one, add Jolly
Gardener Composted Manure or Dehydrated Manure. Both will
boost the soils nutrition. Acid-loving plants like
azaleas, rhododendrons, dogwood and hydrangeas will benefit
from a good dose of Jolly Gardener Peat Humus mixed into
the soil around their roots.
Give plants their personal space.
Plants, like people, need their space. When thinning seedlings
or placing transplants, its best to do so according
to their final growing size (and not their current size.)
While your garden may initially look a bit sparse, this
extra space, combined with nourishment from Jolly Gardener
Amendments, will soon have your garden looking lush and
Build strong roots and stems.
Watching those first flowers bloom is satisfying, but
growing plants need to put their energy into developing
a strong, healthy root system and stem structure. Pinch
off the first flowers that develop to allow for the hidden
development of the plant. Youll be rewarded with
a stronger, healthier, blooming plant.
Keep the weeds out.
Once your seedlings have grown several inches, be sure
to mulch with Jolly Gardener Mulch. This protective layer
will keep pesky weeds from invading your soil and will
also help retain precious moisture for your growing plants.
Jolly Gardener offers an excellent selection of quality
mulches in a wide variety of attractive, garden-enhancing
Make sure the soil surrounding your plants is moist. An
additional layer of mulch will help prevent the soil from
drying out in between rains or waterings.
Take the offense.
Prevent insects and disease pests from ruining your hard
work. Healthy plants grown in a nutrient rich medium will
be more disease and insect resistant. If you do need help
keeping pests at bay, check with your local garden center
for advice on a suitable product to use.
Off with their heads!
To keep plants producing new flowers, be sure to dead
head them that means regularly pinching off
spent blossoms. This will prevent the plant from putting
all its energy into producing seeds - the certain end
to your garden bouquets!
Spread the joy -- inside and out.
Bring your garden inside by regularly taking cuttings
from your plants. Annuals produce blooms faster and more
abundantly when groomed and trimmed regularly.