2009-07-08 / Columnists

"Dishing the Dirt"

with the Amityville Parks Commission
Master Gardeners offer timely tips

"Dishing the Dirt"


# Keep weeding!

# Add mulch for weed control and to preserve moisture.

# Dead head climbing roses to promote more blooms.

# Try a dish of beer or yogurt to drown slugs

# Keep adding material to the compost pile or start a compost pile with equal amounts of brown dry material & wet green stuff.

# Pick Japanese beetles off roses & marigolds.

# To conserve water & not over water your plants use a rain sensor on automatic sprinklers so that sprinklers will not come on in the rain.

# For more information contact Amityparkscommis@aol.com

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