Spring was a little late in coming just about everywhere this year. Here it is the first week of May and some areas are still having snow and cold temps it crazy. It was in the 80s here yesterday and today it is only in the 50s. It time for me to start tinking about what to do in my gardens at home. I have a shade garden along the back of the house that has hostas and astilbe in it.
This little guy just started peeking out.
As you can see my astilbes are over run with spring weeds and wild strawberries.
I also have some ferns and hydrangea on the other side of the steps. But that's not the only place that needs a little TLC. Up in the front yard I have my rose bushes and my huge lilac bush.
This is one of my climbing rosebushes next to the lilac bush. Of course they both have the spring weeds chokeing them too.
Here is a close up of the lilac bush. It is in full bloom right now and smells wonderful.
This monster of a rose bush came up out of no where. I had another bush here at one time but hubby mowed it down one year and killed it. Then about two years later this one popped up. Now we are having a hard time keeping it under control
I think it is time for me to start thinking about putting some mulch around all of my plants. Scotts Nature Scapes mulch comes in a varity of colors for any gardern.
It comes in Classic Black
And Deep Forest
I think for my garden I would use the Sierra Red or the Deep Forest.
Scotts also has a sustainable gardening option for those of you living in Florida.
Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch is a sustainable Cypress alternative, grown in Florida, for Florida!
Eucalyptus Mulch is the best option for your landscape because it is:
- SUSTAINABLE: Sustainably-harvested and plantation grown Eucalyptus is considered a renewable resource because it re-grows up to 4-times faster than Cypress.*
- NATURAL: Made from 100% plantation-grown Eucalyptus trees. Eucalyptus Mulch is guaranteed free from any construction, demolition, pallet, or other waste materials.
- EFFECTIVE: Prevents weeds naturally** while helping to conserve soil moisture and moderate soil temperature.
- LOCAL: 100% Florida-grown – helps support your local economy.
Where to Use
Apply around trees, shrubs, flowers or vegetables after seeds have germinated and plants have developed.
Where Not to Use
Avoid use: Before seeds have germinated, around underdeveloped plants, and within several inches of house foundations or other wood surfaces.
A 2 cu. ft. bag will cover the following: At a depth of 2 inches, 12 sq. ft of bedding area. At a depth of 3 inches, 8 sq. ft. of bedding area. At a depth of 4 inches, 6 sq. ft. of bedding.
How to Use
Go to your favorite garden center or nursery and get some beautiful plants. Grab your gardening supplies, such as a shovel, rake, garden hose, clippers and Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch or Scotts Nature Scapes mulch. Plant your new plants as recomended by the grower. Spread mulch 3 inches deep and keep mulch several inches from tree trunks and house foundations or other wood structures. Now step back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
I hope you enjoyed this peek into my gardens. Next time you are at your local home improvement store don't forget to pick up a bag or two of Scotts Nature Scapes mulch or Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch.