summer maintenance

  • staking tall plants

    Expert Staking Tips for Tall Plants

    If you garden in a low-wind situation, your tall plants probably won’t need staking. However, my big, bold garden is out in the open prairie, so staking is often a…

  • How-To

    Garden Maintenance for the Heat of Late Summer

    Summers in the Southern Plains can be real scorchers. While gardeners in more northern climates are forced to rest their gardens completely for a long winter spell, those of us…

  • Article

    A Gardener’s Midsummer Checklist

    In much of the country, midsummer weather is hot, and depending on the location and the year, it can also be excessively dry or excessively wet. Gardeners focus on helping…