Preparing Garden Soils for Spring Planting

01/09/2019 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Once you’ve tried digging the first planting hole in a mountain garden you learn that our native soils are HARD ! !  Skimp on spring soil preparation to “soften” the ground and a mountain…

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Using Coffee Grounds as Garden Fertilizer

01/09/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener If you make a daily pot of coffee, you have a fabulous source of the organic matter right at your fingertips. Coffee grounds can make your garden happier in several ways, and not just…

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9 Critical Tasks in the October Garden

09/25/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener It’s time to start checking off items from that fall gardening to-do list. These are things I do every fall; my aim is to complete all of them by the end of October. Today’s…

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Ultimate Guide for Mulches

09/08/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Mulch is any material that is spread or laid over the surface of the soil as a covering. It is used to retain moisture in the soil, suppress weeds, keep the soil cool, and…

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Are Your Trees Healthy or Dying??

07/07/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain Gardener You’ve done your homework by assessing your yard and using appropriate information to choose just the right trees for your landscape. You’ve had Watters Garden Center plant them in the proper way, and have…

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People-pleasing flowers ~ unappetizing to animals

06/02/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Not all baby bunnies are cute, especially when they eat a new Euonymous to the ground, or wipe out those pretty pansies and tulips! Jackrabbits are born with a full coat of hair and…

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Flower Power “It’s like a Snickers Bar for Your Plants”

04/13/2018 Ken Davis

                                                                  Good for           …

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Plant Foods Simplified Locally

02/27/2018 Ken Davis

by Lisa Watters-Lain,  Arizona’s garden gal When walking down the fertilizer aisle at Watters Garden Center or any home improvement store you can’t help notice the dizzying the array of plant food. You’ll see bags and bottles, powders and granules,…

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Soil Activator

09/17/2015 Ken Davis

Humic – Natural Based Soil Activator For use on Stressed Plants, Vegetable Gardens, Flower Beds, Lawns & Compost Bins. Humic Soil Activator is made from humates, very compressed plant and animal matter dating back to prehistoric times. The product also contains trace…

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