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

04/13/2018 Ken Davis

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Best Time to Plant Mountain Trees

03/23/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener When is the best time to plant trees in the mountains? This question, pertaining to areas that experience cold winters, has both a long and a short answer. When to Plant Trees: The Short…

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Grass in Driveway, Patio and Sidewalk Cracks

03/10/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener There are three chores that gardeners must complete in March. Fertilize everything in the garden this month with 7-4-4 All Purpose Plant Food.  At the same time I apply an equal amount of ‘Soil…

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Looking for New Talent – Now Hiring Key Team Members for Delivery & Planting

02/20/2018 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

We Believe in Community, Integrity, Family & Values We are looking for new talent, willing to join a team approach, work hard, enjoy fresh air and likes to work with people. Tired of serving up stale food, pushy customers and…

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Vinegar to Kill Weeds Naturally

11/18/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Household vinegar can function as a natural weed killer. The acetic acid in vinegar gives it the power to burn weeds back to the ground; the higher the percentage of acid in the vinegar,…

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Fertilizer Lessons to Choose the Right Plant Food

11/04/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener When walking down the fertilizer aisle at Watters Garden Center or any home improvement store you can’t help noticing the array of formulations. You’ll see bags and bottles, powders and granules, sprays and concentrates.…

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8 Gardening Tasks You MUST Complete this Month

10/07/2017 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener October is a critical month in landscape maintenance and should not be ignored.  As we transition into Autumn and the first frosts in November these key steps keep our landscapes healthy, weed-free, and ready…

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9 Ways to an Easy Garden

04/01/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener A good garden is coffee time with your thoughts, watching a sunrise, the majesty of a butterfly, or the buzzing of hummingbirds. Gardener is a label proudly worn, but there are some unpleasant tasks…

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