Early Summer Garden

Right on schedule, our spring season has moved to the full summer season mode. If you still need flowers, visit Creek Side for the best selection in town of Grown Fresh Container Gardens, Hanging Baskets, annual flowers, perennial flowers, roses, shrubs and trees.  We schedule a new crop of everything available for the month of June so all you see in the Courtyard and Greenhouses will be big fresh flowers!

If you already have your flowers, now is the time to make plans for keeping them happy and beautiful all summer long:

  • Establish a routine daily watering schedule.  Early in the day is best, but early evening is OK as well.  Consider investing in a professional water wand or water nozzle.  It will help make this job a little easier.  We would be lost without them in the greenhouse.
  • Establish a routine schedule to fertilize your flowers through the summer to double your flower power.  Use Jack’s Petunia Feed throughout the summer or switch over to Jack’s Blossom Booster in mid-July.  One tablespoon every 2 weeks.  Mark it on your calendar and stay on schedule for the best results.
  • Consider a new piece of garden art or statuary to accent the beautiful colors you have assembled in your garden or on your patio.  This is the space where you will relax and unwind after a hectic day.  Make it your special, just for you!
  • As perennials in the garden grow, get tall and sometimes lean or topple to the side, use a support hoop to prop them up.  This will keep them from leaning on each other and hold them tall for the best show.  Keep several small and large sizes available in the garden shed so they are handy to use when you need them.  Simple and easy to use, these really help keeping your perennial beds looking great!   A new trellis might be just the thing to support vines and trailing perennials.
  • You know that saying, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago”.  But the next best time is right now!  As long as you water regularly, now is a good time to plant a tree and the Creek Side selection is terrific.  Many 8’ tall trees to choose from for planting, including 20’ ornamental trees to 50’ shade trees especially suited for our Colorado climate.
  • Apply the second step of the Fertilome 4 Step program to your lawn now, which is your Weed N Feed.  If you have not purchased the program, Creek Side has single bags of Fertilome lawn fertilizer available.
  • Apply Fertilome Weed Out broadleaf weed killer to your lawn with an easy to use hose-end sprayer.  Apply Fertilome Killz-All to the weeds showing up in the concrete driveway and sidewalk cracks.