Protect Them During Cooler Temperatures

The most important thing you can do in your garden during the cooler months is to go into protect mode. Your fruit trees can become susceptible to peach leaf curl, blight and other damaging diseases. And your delicate outdoor plants, such as hibiscus, azaleas, gardenias and bougainvillea...

Solve Pest Problems Using Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management - IPM is a process you can use to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment.

The IPM method is the process of monitoring and correctly identifying pests and unwanted plants followed by determining if and what management is needed. ...

Organic vs. Conventional Gardening

Organic gardening refers to the way we grow agricultural products. Growing plants organically means that the methods used encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution of the air, soil and groundwater. Organic gardening doesn't use conventional methods to fertilize or control weeds.

Instead...

Soil Preparation for Spring

There’s no time like the present to prepare your garden for spring. At SummerWinds, we want to make sure you’re ready for whatever gets your garden going! Even if you’re still not sure what you want to plant yet, you can get your garden space ready. Tilling—or turning—the...

Aloe Vera has Many Wonderful Uses

Easy to Grow: An Aloe Vera plant is easy to take care of. Here are just a few things to keep in mind when watering your Aloe Vera plant:

  • It’s much easier to overwater an Aloe Vera plant than to underwater it
  • When planting into a larger pot, use a...