Midday Fix: Spring garden tips from Lurie Garden

The Lurie Garden Spring Festival and Plant Sale
Saturday, May 11
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Lurie Garden in Millennium Park
www.luriegarden.org

Spring Garden Tips

Replace some annuals with perennials.

Attract wildlife to your garden by choosing plants that provide nectar and pollen to attract and feed wildlife, like Calamint.

Plant grasses for fall and winter interest.

Space perennials about 15 to 20 inches apart.

Do not plant deep!

Avoid hardwood mulch or use with perennials; opt for leaf mulch or natural clippings

Don’t over-fertilize. Only fertilize if plant is showing signs of nutrient deficiencies.

Water between late evening and early morning, use drip irrigation or soaker hoses to direct water to roots where moisture is needed.

Check plants weekly to control pest and disease issues.

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