Mike’s Tip-Top-Shape Page

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May Spotlight: Gardening like a pro

Hello and welcome to this month’s spotlight!

You know how the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers!” And right now so many beautiful plants are in bloom. Are you a lover of gardening and enjoying the natural beauty around you? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

This month I wanted to talk about some of my favorite tips and tricks for keeping your garden looking fabulous all season long. My family loves gardening, much of what I know is knowledge passed down from them. And I’m happy to say, the results really speak for themselves!

  1. Water down by the roots of a plant. It’s hard not to simply just water over a plant and allow the water to trickle down to the roots. But taking the time to water each plant individually will be beneficial in the long run. Each type of plant is different and requires different treatment, especially when it comes to watering

  2. Let your plants breathe. Leaves and other debris gathering under a plant can be a major hassle to clean out. With a little effort, removing such debris will allow your plant room to breathe and grow out more fully. A healthy plant is a happy plant!

  3. Transplant with care. When it comes to moving a plant from one location to another, there are a couple helpful things to keep in mind. Make sure the space that you are moving the plant to is of suitable size and will allow it to thrive. Adding peat moss will help the plant breathe better in its new home. Ensure the plant you are moving will not be damaged nor damage other plants it’s now around.

  4. Have fun! Enjoy yourself and enjoy the beauty around you. Gardening is something anyone can enjoy, even if they don’t necessarily have a “green thumb.” Try it for yourself, you might be surprised at how much fun you have!

Glad you could stop by for this month’s spotlight! And as always, hope it helps you keep your garden in Tip-Top-Shape! See you next month!