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managing invasive plants in hanover, virginia

Managing invasive plants in Virginia is crucial for preserving the state’s native ecosystems and biodiversity. Invasive plants have the potential to outcompete native species for resources such as sunlight, water, and nutrients, leading to a decline in native plant populations. This disruption can have cascading effects on the entire ecosystem, impacting wildlife habitat, soil health, …

Master Gardener Help Desk

Gardening help desk

Virginia Cooperative Extension – Hanover Unit is home to our Master Gardener Help Desk. Volunteers answer your gardening questions, whether it be about vegetables, turf, weeds, ornamentals, trees and shrubs, insect damage, plant disease…you name it. We provide only research-based information, and we discuss this information with the homeowner. We welcome your questions. by phone …

Month-by-Month Gardening Chores

Garden chores in Hanover, Virginia Although Spring and Summer seem to be the most intense times for gardening there are chores that can be done each and every month. Check out the tips below for gardening in Hanover, planting zone 7b, to extend your garden to all seasons, maintain a healthy lawn, flower beds, trees and shrubs. In addition some ...

November Garden Chores

November garden chores for planting zone 7b

By tending to these tasks in November, you’ll help your garden transition smoothly into winter and set the stage for a successful and vibrant garden in the following spring. Flower Beds, Trees, and Shrubs: Remove remaining dead plant material, including annuals and spent perennials. Cut back ornamental grasses. Top-dress your perennial beds with a layer …

October Garden Chores

October Garden Chores for planting zone 7b

By attending to these tasks in October, you’ll not only ensure a tidy garden but also set the stage for a successful and vibrant garden in the coming spring. Flower Beds, Trees, and Shrubs: Remove spent annuals and clear away dead plant material. Trim back perennials that have finished flowering. October is an ideal time …

September Garden Chores

Garden chores for September in zone 7b

By following this checklist, you can ensure that your garden is healthy, thriving, and producing an abundance of beautiful and tasty plants throughout the growing season. Flower Beds, Trees, and Shrubs: Adjust watering schedules based on weather patterns. Water deeply if rainfall is scarce, focusing on established trees and newly planted shrubs. Continue deadheading spent …

August Garden Chores

August garden chores in zone 7b

By following this checklist, you can ensure that your garden is healthy, thriving, and producing an abundance of beautiful and tasty plants throughout the growing season. Flower Beds, Trees and Shrubs August can be hot, so continue to water deeply, especially during dry spells. Water early in the morning or late in the evening to …

July Garden Chores

July Garden Chores

By following this checklist, you can ensure that your garden is healthy, thriving, and producing an abundance of beautiful and tasty plants throughout the growing season. Flower Beds, Trees and Shrubs Lightly fertilize your flower beds to encourage their growth. Bulbs that can be planted in the middle of the summer include gladiolus and butterfly …

June Chores

June Garden chores

By following this checklist, you can ensure that your garden is healthy, thriving, and producing an abundance of beautiful and tasty plants throughout the growing season. Flower Beds, Trees and Shrubs Water deeply and consistently, especially during dry spells.  Water early in the morning or late in the afternoon to minimize water evaporation. Do not remove …