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1 The Goal is to relax in the Garden

2 LOW Maintenance is not NO Maintenance

3 PLAN, PLAN, PLAN AHEAD Site Lifestyle Needs Desires Reality Tolerance

4 SITE ANALYSIS Sun /shade Wind Soil Hardscapes Trees Neighbor s Flow Try to watch over 4 seasons

5 Do a soils test Learn what type of soil you are dealing with What it needs to be feed GENERAL RULE #1 COMPOST, COMPOST COMPOST

6 Right Plant Right place

7 RIGHT PLANT RIGHT PLACE Place plants that cohabitate Watch hardscapes Layer Keep flow going

8 Plant coverage = less weeding

9 FILL IT IN

10 KEY STEPS TO GOOD SOIL PREP AMEND SOILS WITH CLEAN COMPOST GOOD SOIL INTERGRATION SHEET MULCHING for Bed preparation = Less labor

11 SHEET MULCHING

12 PLANT PROPERLY

13 BED CARE

14 MULCH,MULCH,MULCH MULCH

15 USE YOUR LEAVES AS MULCH

16 Is it a weed Is it a slug Is it a bug Is it a worm Is it a pathogen/disease KNOW THY PEST

17 Verticillium Wilt Leaf Rollers

18 KNOW THY WEED

19 HAIRY BITTERCRESS/ WINTERCRESS Annual weed Flowers in the winter with seed heads at the same time, YIKES Does have a tap root Edible Hand weed Sheet mulch

20 DANDELOIN Perennial Deep taproot Edible Hand pull, but get all of the root Burn out Hot water treatment

21 CHICKWEED Stellaria media Winter annual Loves Turfgrass Shallow, fibrous root Hand pull Sheet much

22 OXALIS, Red Wood Sorrel Perennial Flowers in the summer time Stoloniferous roots Seeds can shoot up to 13 feet. YIKES Dig out Burn out Hand pull before seed heads set

23 JAPANESE KNOTWEED YIKES Perennial Spreads by rhizomes and seed Inject the stem with an herbicide

24 LAWN CARE

25 KEY TIPS KNOW YOUR GRASS CUT SHORT IN SPRING and RAISE THE BLADES ALL YEAR LONG HIGHER GRASS 1.5 to 2.5 REQUIRE LESS WATER AND LESS MOWING Lime in spring and fertilize with ORGANICS

26 PRUNING PICK THE RIGHT PLANT FOR THE RIGHT PLACE DONT FIGHT NATURE DONT Ball and box KNOW when the right time to prune

27 The Goal is to relax in the Garden

28 Annie Bamberger


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