Our family works hard in the yard all Spring and Summer, but we don't really know what to do in Fall, so I was excited to see that Miracle-Gro® and the Gardenieres have started a website dedicated to providing videos for people like me, and they currently have some great videos for Fall.
The Gardenieres have each been hand-picked by master gardener, William Moss. They are people who have real experience when it comes to gardens, plants and growing thing. They will be showing us gardening tips and tricks from across the entire country, so there will be plenty of great learning opporutnities, and it sounds like there may even be some opportunities to meet them online and in our neighborhoods. They are here to help us be more successful.
One of the problem points in our yard is our roses. We have both rose bushes and climbers. When we manage to care for them they are beautiful, but more often than not they are leggy and need tlc. I just watched a video Gardeniere Gina did on Rose Bush Pruning and Rose Bush Training, which had some wonderful information on where and why to prune the bushes, as well as how to tame climbers.
I was really impressed with the information Gina provided, such as the importance of pruning rose branches that are smaller in width than a pencil because they are pulling energy from the plant. She also showed how to prune the branches to encourage growth in a certain direction, so now I have a great place to start.
I know one Fall project I'll be working on this weekend, especially now that I know how to prune those roses. I'm also going to look at the Find beauty in the Fall page and see what Fall edible plants I can plant in our yard. The kids and I had a blast growing a big garden this year, and I'd love to continue it a little longer.
It is also a great time to add Tree Spikes to some of our trees and shrubs so they will get plant food all Fall and will stay healthy and strong.
I encourage you to check out the great videos available. You can also visit Miracle-Gro® on their Miracle-Gro Facebook page.