And the April showers ~it never changes…
April Showers, I can mark my paw with that event. Every year they come and every year we are surprised. But what the rain does for us is amazing! So what to do in April?
* Planning ~ April Showers or not, you will have to calculate the amount of you soil require. Just do that length times width, that will give you the square footage. Determine how deep you want the soil to be (the depth garden box / planting area). These numbers will give you the cubic yardage required.
Now here is your math lesson of the day from you friendly neighborhood dog ~ a garden box 4’x8′ (32sqft) , at 12″ deep will require one cubic yard of material. That wasn’t too painful, was it?
* Planting ~ oh how our plants and veggies love the good fresh soils. If you can get some soil down before the rain, the plants will dance. Enhanced your soil with our Growers Blend (recommended for gardens), Planters Mix (recommended for landscaping) or Organic compost (always a recommended addition), thus providing your yard with what it needs.
* Protecting ~ Your veggies are in, your shrubs are planted, how about protecting the roots and soil? Top your garden with one of our barks. Walk On bark or Shredded Cedar are two of my favorites. But my master has others to choose from. Create a walking area around your boxes with Decomposed Granite, 1/2 crushed rock, or another rock of your choosing. A nice neat garden makes for a happy gardener (and dog).
*Purchasing ~ Call us!, send us a message through valleyrock.com, or good ole’ fashion way, stop it!