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The Goal is to relax in the Garden. LOW Maintenance is not NO Maintenance. PLAN, PLAN, PLAN AHEAD Site Lifestyle Needs Desires Reality Tolerance. SITE ANALYSIS. Sun /shade Wind Soil Hardscapes Trees Neighbor ‘s Flow Try to watch over 4 seasons. Do a soils test.

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The goal is to relax in the garden

LOW

Maintenance

is not

NO Maintenance


The goal is to relax in the garden


The goal is to relax in the garden

SITE ANALYSIS

  • Sun /shade

  • Wind

  • Soil

  • Hardscapes

  • Trees

  • Neighbor ‘s

  • Flow

  • Try to watch over

  • 4 seasons


Do a soils test
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



Right plant right place1
RIGHT PLANT RIGHT PLACE

  • Place plants that

  • cohabitate

  • Watch hardscapes

  • Layer

  • Keep flow going



The goal is to relax in the garden

FILLIT IN


The goal is to relax in the garden

KEY STEPS TO GOOD SOIL PREP

  • AMEND SOILS WITH CLEAN COMPOST

  • GOOD SOIL INTERGRATION

  • SHEET MULCHING for Bed preparation = Less labor





Mulch mulch mulch
MULCH,MULCH,MULCH

  • MULCH

  • MULCH

  • MULCH

  • MULCH

  • MULCH



Know thy pest
KNOW THY PEST

  • Is it a weed

  • Is it a slug

  • Is it a bug

  • Is it a worm

  • Is it a pathogen/disease


The goal is to relax in the garden

Verticillium Wilt

Leaf Rollers



Hairy bittercress wintercress
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


Dandeloin
DANDELOIN

  • Perennial

  • Deep taproot

  • Edible

  • Hand pull, but get all of the root

  • Burn out

  • Hot water treatment


Chickweed stellaria media
CHICKWEEDStellaria media

  • Winter annual

  • Loves Turfgrass

  • Shallow, fibrous root

  • Hand pull

  • Sheet much


Oxalis red wood sorrel
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


Japanese knotweed
JAPANESE KNOTWEED

  • YIKES

  • Perennial

  • Spreads by rhizomes and seed

  • Inject the stem with an herbicide



Key tips
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


Pruning
PRUNING

  • PICK THE RIGHT PLANT FOR THE RIGHT PLACE

  • DON’T FIGHT NATURE

  • DON’T Ball and box

  • KNOW when the right time to prune



Annie bamberger
Annie Bamberger

annieb@dennis7dees

503.969.4697


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