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What to do in your yard each season – Show Notes
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- Fall Maintenance Tips
- The Twice a Year Garden
- How to save 27 hours of work
- How to save time mowing your lawn
- Today’s Plant: Juniper ‘Compressa’
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I was listening to your podcast on the way to work this week and thinking about my upcoming garden in Ohio. I thought it would be helpful to know what to work on in my yard in each season to keep it maintained year-round.
Spring yard maintenance
This is the time when your garden wakes up! Here’s what you need to do:
- Spread compost
- If low fertility or compacted
- If soil exposed
- If dead material
- If plants need pruned. It is best to prune before growth begins.
- If you need to replace or add new plants to the garden. Fall is generally the best time for this. Early spring before major growth is next best.
Summer yard maintenance
- Relax. You already have your first working day for the year completed.
Fall yard maintenance
- If necessary
- Spread Compost
- If low fertility
- If soil compacted
- If soil is exposed
- If mulch is thinning
- Best time of year to establish perennials.
Winter yard maintenance
- Enjoy the winter textures.
Today’s favorite plant
Pencil Point Juniper
- Juniperus communis ‘Compressa’
- Also called Noah’s Ark
- Columnar evergreen
- USDA Zone 2-6
- 3-8ft tall, 1-2ft wide
- Full sun
- Dry to medium moisture
- Tolerates drought, shallow soil, rocky soil
- Deer resistant
- Relatively disease resistant
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