March 29, 2009

A hard day's work fertilizing in my garden

Friday was very spring-like in the Northeast and I just happened to have the day off!  I decided to do a little of what I love most - working in the garden.  The temperatures were in the low 60's and the sun was shining, however, the weathermen reported rain for the weekend.  I thought it would be a good idea to apply some of the springtime soil amendments so that the rain would help them seep into the soil.  I like to do this early in the spring to help the plants grow healthy leaves and roots.

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Elsewhere on the property, the ground crew is busy applying lime to all of the box wood shrubs, which have had their burlap covers removed. Boxwoods don’t like acidic soil (they like a pH range of 5 - 7.5) and the lime keeps the alkalinity level up.

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