May 2017 Field Guide E-newsletter: Helpful Tips For Preparing Your Garden

May 30, 2017

Spring is finally here! Now that the gardening season is in full swing, it is the perfect time to dust off your DFC Field Guide to Working with Lots and begin your lot transformation. Before the hot, dry months of summer, it is important to get your trees, shrubs, and perennials planted to ensure your plants will be able to establish themselves and survive subsequent seasons.

In our last e-newsletter, we detailed how to prepare your gardens for planting.  If you’re looking to display your talent as a gardener extraordinaire, this edition includes a few helpful tips to design the ultimate perennial garden. Provided to you by the Michigan State University Department of Horticulture (MSUDH) and the University of Minnesota, following these five steps can help you execute a beautiful plan.