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The Gardenieres website is the absolute best place to go for those like me with the proverbial black thumb to make your lawn and garden dreams a reality. Led by master gardener, William Moss, the Gardenieres are a group of top notch gardeners with excellent ideas and advice to make your yard and garden spectacular. The website includes all kinds of project suggestions, inspiration, and step-by-step instructions on how to achieve success. Since I love a splash of color and flowers, I was most intrigued by the project to find beauty in the Fall and add fall color to my yard by planting pansies and mums in my flower beds. Not only do they look great, but they are hardy meaning they can thrive in the chillier climates of the Midwest. Besides I absolutely love mums and pansies!
If I decide to update my summer planters with vivid mums and pansies, there is Miracle Gro’s Potting Mix which is formulated to feed plants for up to 6 months with Miracle Gro’s continuous release plant food. It is easy to use with no mixing or measuring and has micro max nutrients for even more blooms and color. Not only that, it is filled with organic materials that will improve drainage and air flow, plus a special wetting agent that will disperse water throughout the soil to prevent dry spots.
According to the project steps, I will get the best results by preparing the soil in my flower beds by adding organic matter like Miracle Gro Garden Soil for Flowers and Vegetables. It is specially formulated to improve the dirt you already have so your plants will build strong roots. Two weeks after the initial planting it is recommended to feed the flowers Miracle Gro LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food or LiquaFeed Bloom Booster Flower Food. Continuing to feed the plants on a regular schedule will insure beautiful blooms and continued healthy growth as the season progresses. While the fall season usually provides plenty of rain to keep the plants moist, it is still a good idea to keep the hose handy so the flowers have a steady supply of moisture. No sense to lose your investment simply because you relied completely on Mother Nature! By attaching Miracle Gro LiquaFeed to your garden hose, feeding your plants through their leaves and roots is as easy as normal watering.
The site even gives a reminder to remove faded blooms that have withered which will help the plant to produce even more blooms all season long. Out with the old and in with the new! It doesn’t matter what project you pick to undertake, Miracle Gro has a product that will make your yard and garden thrive all season long. I encourage you to check out the Miracle-Gro Facebook page where you can connect with other gardeners and green thumbs for valuable advice, tips, and to share your own gardening successes!