June 13, 2009

Summer Garden Tips

Summer Garden Tips

Here are some great summer gardening tips and June garden tips to help you get that garden that you have always wanted These are guidelines based on previous gardening experience from many gardeners whom have been doing this for years, depending on your climate and its' temperatures you may experience different results!

Mid Summer Garden Tips

  • Watch out for insects such as aphids or white flies that become rampant as our plants grow larger and have less circulation between them. Remember to spray both upper and lower leaves with neem or pyola oil on a seven to 10 day cycle to keep these critters from destroying your plants. Also, order some beneficial insects such as ladybugs to help keep these insects under control.
  • Prune back your rose bushes after the first bloom. You can either dead head the spent blooms or do a major cutting back to keep them tame and under control. I tend to do the latter. Cut back all weak and dead wood as well. Lastly, clean up all spent leaves especially if they suffered from black spot. Plus, if black spot is a problem, use this homemade formula: Mix one tablespoon of baking soda and a 1/4 teaspoon of dishwashing detergent in one gallon of water.
  • Finish pruning all spring blooming bushes such as azaleas, rhododendrons, lilacs by mid-summer so that they can begin their new growth for next spring.
  • It is still not too late to plant summer blooming bulbs like dahlias or cannas. It's also not too late to plant quick-blooming summer seeds such as sunflowers, nasturtiums and cosmos.
Quick Tips For Summer Gardening & Early June Gardening Tips
  • Plant fall blooming bulbs in June.
  • Plant gladiolas in early June for bloom this summer.
  • Feed roses with a complete fertilizer in June.
  • Deadhead flowers for continuous bloom through the season.
  • Plant perennial seeds for next year at the end of June.
  • Plant fall pansy seeds in July.
  • Clean up spring bulbs after foliage has ripened.
  • Fertilize all flowering annuals every two weeks during summer.
  • Cut back baby's breath in July for a second late summer bloom.
  • Sow poppy seeds outdoors in August.
  • Divide bearded iris and lily of the valley bulbs in August.
  • Water container plants daily during hot dry weather.


  • Stop harvesting asparagus and rhubarb
  • Replace crops that have bolted with the heat and cool season flowers, like pansies
  • Get any remaining warm season vegetables in the ground
  • Keep up blanching of celery, cauliflower and tender greens
  • Plant a new batch of bush beans every couple of weeks
  • Keep tomato plants staked as they grow. Pinch out suckers.
  • Put a couple of drops of mineral oil on corn silks within a week after they appear, to prevent corn earthworm


  • Be prepared for ‘June Drop’ of fruit from fruit trees. They’re just thinning out to a manageable crop size. Clean up any fallen fruit.
  • Protect ripening berries with nets or row covers

Trees & Shrubs

  • If you want to prune or shear your evergreens, do so as soon as the new growth starts to turn a darker green. Once the wisteria finishes blooming, you can do a maintenance pruning to keep it in check


  • Summer is for insects. Be vigilant!
  • Keep watch for 4-lined plant bug damage, especially on the mint family
  • Japanese Beetles - They’re back!
Thanks for reading!

Whitney Segura
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Backyard Mini Greenhouse Kit Reviews

June 08, 2009

Easy Grow 8x8 Review

Easy Grow 8x8 Greenhouse Review

Our experienced Hobby Greenhouse Review Staff rates this greenhouse a 8.5 out of a possible 10, because this greenhouse is very unique, has many great features, an inexpensive price, and is constructed with the highest of quality materials.

8x8 Easy 2 Build Greenhouse Review

This Easy 2 Build Greenhouse is a beautiful Forest Green color, it will add a beauty to your home that you never thought possible! The aluminum frame is extremely strong and durable. The panels of the greenhouses feature a 4 millimeter thick polycarbonate layering and are 100% UV resistant. This Rion Greenhouse is well known for being extremely reliable and cost efficient, our customers will tell you that this greenhouse kit is the real deal!

Why Buy STC Easy Grow Greenhouse Kits?

You should purchase this greenhouse kit for its amazing features with very inexpensive prices, it is one of the rare premium greenhouse kits with this low of a price.EasyGrow Greenhouse Kit

The Easy Grow 8x8 Greenhouse Easy 2 Build Features:

* Features a 4 millimeter thick double-wall opaque polycarbonate panels
* Frame painted a beautiful Forest Green Powder color.
* Standard roof vents help to keep fresh air circulation and ventilation.
* Ground Stakes for extra stability
* A REAL Door - No cheap sliding door, but a well built aluminum frame hinged door!
* A Base is not needed.
* Very easy to follow illustrated assembly instruction Manuel

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Additional Product Information:
Warranty: Lifetime frame warranty and a 7 year warranty on the polycarbonate covering.
8' Length x 8' Width
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Review Conclusion

As you can see that Easygrow Greenhouses have some amazing features, but you may have been shocked by the prices of the other sellers. They sell the same greenhouse for $250 more a and there is no difference in the greenhouse itself, however there is a huge difference between us and other stores that do not care about you, the customer. The EasyGrow 8x10 Greenhouse Review is perfect for shopping and learning all about these premium models as well.

Thanks for reading!

Whitney Segura
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Greenhouse Reviews

June 06, 2009

Ideal Hobby Greenhouse

How to find your perfect greenhouse for you, WITHOUT regreting it!

So what do you do to find your perfect home greenhouse?

It's not extremely hard to find the perfect greenhouse for your particular needs, but it can be a process that could come back to haunt you!
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First off you want to figure out what your price range is going to be on the complete order, including what you will pay for shipping charges, and additional greenhouse accessories if your looking to purchase them.

Secondly, make a list of all of the features you will require that model to come with and stick with your decisions on this matter! I would hate to see you end up with a greenhouse kit that you did not really love and want in the first place that you ended up having problems with. Don't sacrifice your personal needs and wants because of price alone, this can be very haunting!

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- What features the greenhouse actually comes with, does it come with a base included?
- Does it have vent windows or an automatic ventilation system included?
- Does the company offer free shipping to your personal location?
- What is the standard warranty and return policy of both the greenhouse store itself and the individual greenhouse model your shopping for.

Finally, make your decision and purchase your brand new home greenhouse kit. Now, all you have to do is wait to get your product in the mail and prepare for some serious growing seasons!

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