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have long been used in carefully thought-out
flower gardens that provide beauty, fragrance,
and flowers for cutting from Spring until
late Fall. To get started you must first
decide what type of perennial garden you
would like to plant. There are gardens
for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds,
gardens for shady situations, for cut
flowers, for dry or wet sites, cottage
gardens and others. Once you have decided
what type of garden you want to plant
move on to the following steps for planting:
For Planting Perennials In The Garden
1 - Spend time researching and
selecting what perennials will be planted
in your garden by going to the Perennial
Home Page where you will find descriptive
listings with color photos of all types
of hardy perennials for Zone 8. Make a list
with notes as to heights and widths. After
making your list you may want to draw out
a plan. We usually draw perennial garden
plans using a 1"= 8' scale.
2 - Outline the shape of your perennial
garden with spray paint, flour, or by laying
out a garden hose in the shape you want.
3 - Spray any existing weeds or
grass inside the outlined area with KILLZALL
Weed Killer. Note: Allow two hours to dry
4 (Optional) - Disperse a 1-2"
layer of Claycutter Organic Soil Ammendment
and till or turn in to a depth of 6"
or so. After tilling rake smooth. You are
ready to begin planting.
5 - Go to the nursery with your
list and pick out the perennials that are
available. Any perennials not available
can usually be ordered and received in a
relatively short period of time.
6 - Place the perennials out in
your garden making sure to space properly
to allow for future growth. Most all perennials
are sold with a plant tag that shows height,
width and various other information.
7 - Dig hole two to three times
the width and a few inches deeper than the
root ball. Mix Claycutter Soil Ammendment
at a 50/50 ratio with soil dug from the
hole and backfill making sure that the top
edge of the rootball is at ground level
or slightly above. make sure to tamp lightly
as you back fill to remove any air pockets.
8 - Broadcast Treflan Herbicide
Granules to control weeds up to 1 year,
and then mulch garden with a 1 to 2"
layer of wood mulch or pinestraw or compost.