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May Gardening

Blog by Morgan DuVernet & Kelsie Struch | May 1st, 2020

May is off to a great sunny start! If you haven't done so already, NOW is the time to get your gardening done! Here are some helpful tips we've found from Miracle Grow to get you started: 
1. Find the right location
Starting a garden is just like real estate, it's all about location. Make sure to place your garden in a part of your yard where you'll see it regularly (out of sight, out of mind definitely applies to gardening).
2. Sunlight
Misjudging sunlight can be a major issue when it comes to gardening, ensure wherever you're planting has direct access to sunlight. 
3. Pick the right container
When space is at a premium, look to containers. When gardening in containers, use a pot that's large enough for the plant it's hosting, and fill it with Miracle-Gro® Moisture Control® Potting Mix. Not only is it specially formulated to help plants in pots thrive, but it also helps protect against over- and under-watering.
4. Soil is everything
One of the top pieces of advice is to invest in soil that is nutrient-rich and well-drained. This will help your garden grow and stay healthy.
5. Feed your plants!
Amazing soil + top-notch plant food = super garden success! So, a month after planting, make sure to start feeding your garden with plant food like Miracle-Gro® Water Soluble All Purpose Plant Food. 
If you haven't grabbed your plants/gardening needs yet, here are some North Vancouver spots currently selling everything you need to garden:
Rona (Park & Tilford)
1160 E 3rd St, North Vancouver
Rona (West 1st)
915 1st Street WNorth Vancouver
Garden Works
705 3rd St W, North Vancouver
925 Marine Dr, North Vancouver
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