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Our GARDEN CENTRE Internet page was named the Canadian site of the day for Sept. 16, 1996. This internet area highlights the best of Canadian Internet web sites.
Created For You hopes to work soon with a local
garden center to offer helpful
Gardening information to people using this Web site.
If you would like to be the official sponsor or have your advertising seen on this site,
please contact us. Our E-mail is listed on the bottom of the page. We have acquired many recipes to add to our new feature HOME GROWN COOKING internet page.Check it out! Watch for changes and new information to be added there too! We also need your help in sending us recipes for that page. Our address and E-mail are listed on the HOME GROWN COOKING PAGE.
Check back for additions to our gardening page over the next several weeks.
Some information is being changed and more garden information is being added.
Again, sorry for the inconvenience.
Weather plays an important role in your garden. Created For You is now happy to offer you weather information from "Intellicast".
You can use the links we have provided to check the local forecast for the Regina and Saskatoon areas. If you are outside these areas and live in Canada, we have also provided a link to the Canadian cites forecast page. You can also use our link to view the current Canadian Satellite shot. Intellicast offers various other satellite shots from other places around the world.
If you live in the United States and are visiting our Garden Centre web page, Intellicast also has weather forecasts for the US. Use one of the links we have provided to take you to their forecast pages and find the forecast for your area.
The Intellicast web site is also a good source for information on weather. You can also submit questions you may have about weather related topics.
We will be adding a more tips on gardening.
Send us your helpful hints and we will add them here.
GETTING THE MOST EFFICIENT USE OF YOUR WATERING
Trees and Shrubs
Water trees and shrubs regularly for the first one to two years until they are established. Apply mulch over the watering area to reduce surface evaporation. The top 2 - 3 inches of soil should stay moist enough to form a ball when squeezed in your hand. If the soil is dry, add water to wet the top 6 - 8 inches, then do not water until the soil dries.
Mature trees have feeder roots that extend out as far as the tree is tall. The trees should be watered in this area, not at the trunk.
Stop watering trees and shrubs in September and October as they begin to lose their leaves to allow the trees to harden for winter. Once all the leaves have fallen, water deeply prior to freeze up.
Once lawns are established, give them a deep watering every seven to ten days. This will encourage deep rooting and make them more tolerant to drought, wear, cold, and heat stress.
Calculate how much extra water your lawn or garden needs by subtracting the amount of rainfall in the last seven days from the amount of water needed by plants. In normal conditions, 1/2 inch of water per week (including rainfall) is ALL that your lawn, flowers and garden need. In hot weather 1 inch of water per week is necessary.
To calculate how long it takes to apply certain amounts of water, refer to the chart at the below. Before you use the chart, determine how much water your sprinkler produces in 15 minutes.
Put three pie plates on your lawn. Turn the sprinkler on for 15 minutes. Pour the contents of the pans into one pan and measure the depth of the water with a ruler. Divide by three. This is your "sprinkler output" in 15 minutes. Find the corresponding amounts you have watered to the number of minutes to water.
OBSERVE YOUR LOCAL WATERING GUIDELINES
(The following are for Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Follow the odd-even street address watering guidelines. Pick one day a week. Odd numbered street addresses water on Mondays, Thursdays OR Saturdays. Even numbered addresses water on Tuesdays, Fridays OR Sundays.
Water before 11 a.m. or after 8 p.m. to limit evaporation.
Water in as calm conditions as possible. Don't throw water in the wind!
(Watch for more links to these "Fall Garden Project" pages.)
This is a new feature to our "GARDEN CENTRE" Internet Page. It will offer an excellent source of garden information for gardeners. We will be adding most of the links to our Information pages soon! Check to see what this page has to offer.
DO YOU HAVE A GARDENING QUESTION?
Please E-MAIL your suggestions of topics you would like us to include on this page. We will try to find you an answer on a gardening question. We are happy to announce that we will be working with a local Regina gardening centre STARTING IN OCTOBER to answer your gardening questions. This company will be sponsoring our new feature GARDENING QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS internet page. This will allow us to answer your questions quicker and offer better advice for your gardening concerns. If you have a company catering to gardeners and would like to sponsor and contribute to our other features found on this or our other internet pages, please contact us.
Our list of questions and answers has been reduced due to the changes we are making.
We are making revisions to our suggestions pages.
Andy, Lisa, & Ellen Sraders
We live in Springfield, VA
Pretty humid and hot in summer!
What can we do to keep densiformis yews looking their best
and healthiest??? They receive partial sunlight.
Thank you so much in advance.
July 20, 1996
I live in San Diego, California and I had a lush pumpkin vine for a few months.
In the last few weeks though, it seems to be rapidly dying. At
first, the center of the vine turned yellow and then brown and died.
Then, the browning spread outward, killing the vine. Almost my whole
plant is gone now, and I don' t know how to save it, can you help me?
Thank you so much, Debbie.
August 10, 1996
Subject: When do I expect to get fruit?
I planted 2 varieties of pumpkins during the second week of May. One is "Big
Max" the other is "Jack-o-lantern". The leaves and vines are quite lush and
are thriving. The plants are blossoming but there is no sign of any fruit.
Is there a problem? When should I expect to see some?
|August 13, 1996|
Can you give me info or point me in the right direction for controlling
grabgrass? My lawn has become infested this year.
Do you have any suggestions to these gardening questions?
If you would like to add to our suggestion on the problems above, send us an E-mail.
We will add your comments to our pages. More are going to be added to our pages.
Thanks for those who have sent us an E-mail.
Remember to watch for our "Garden Centre Information Pages"! We will be adding more gardening information pages soon. We plan to add more Information pages to our Home Grown Cooking page as well! It will take some time for us to add these pages, but watch for them in October!
Now that you have grown some produce in your Garden, what do you do with it?
Here are some Recipes for your garden produce. If you would like us to add your favorite Recipe, send us an E-mail
(Click on the Home Grown Cooking logo to go to our Recipes page.)
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