Midday Fix: Chalet Nursery’s Tony Fulmer with tips for waterlogged gardens

Chalet Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center
3132 Lake Avenue
Wilmette
www.ChaletNursery.com

Event:
The Ultimate Butterfly Garden
Thursday, July 17 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, July 18 – 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Tony’s Tips:

Because many perennial plants are already large because of the rains, stake them now to prevent them from flopping over when they open up fully in the center.

Empty standing water from saucers and hanging baskets, using saucers, to protect plant and avoid mosquitoes.

Replace nutrients in pots in which soil may have washed away after heavy rains.

Check downspouts that drain into garden beds or plants, and consider downspout extenders to avoid oversaturation.

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