Mid-Summer Annual Tips

One great way to enhance your garden this time of year is by adding in lots of containers full of summer annuals. Doing so can help revitalize summer landscapes by bringing your yard together with the addition of vibrant, easy to grow, and inexpensive annuals.

Planting annuals can help instantly transform your garden’s Annual Hanging Baskets - Goffle Brook Farmslook and feel in a number of ways. You can choose from a variety of colors and cultivar that complement your exterior, front porch, or wherever you choose to place your annuals. Make sure your containers are in good shape before using them, and that they have proper drainage holes on them. Also make sure to place small rocks and pebbles on the bottom of containers to prevent soil from draining out of the bottom.

Using Annuals in Containers this Summer:

Choose annuals that are of complementary colors to plant in containers throughout different parts of your yard. You can try planting bright, purple petunias, along with some yellow marigolds near your entrance or mailbox. Add in more color combinations and eventually your garden will be filled with much more visually appealing colors. Another option is to use only one color and arrange an assortment of different annuals to create a monochromatic scheme. You could also go further with this by creating multiple sections for each individual color.

The best way to ensure your annuals bloom as best as they can is by feeding them some form of plant food. We recommend and sell Espoma’s Flower Tone or Plant Tone plant food. Miracle Gro LiquaFeed and their Plant Food are great options for annuals as well. Another good plant food is BumperCrop’s Rose and Flower Food, which helps encourage sturdy growth in flowers. We carry all of these in the store, so if you are planting annuals this summer it might be helpful to get some!

Annual Hanging Baskets - Goffle Brook Farms

Annual Hanging Baskets - Goffle Brook Farms

Annual Hanging Baskets - Goffle Brook Farms

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425 Goffle Road Ridgewood,NJ 0745
(201) 652-7540
By |2017-07-16T12:30:49+00:00July 16th, 2017|Container Gardening, Plant Care, Seasonal Color|0 Comments

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Goffle Brook Farms
After 49 years of serving Bergen County, Goffle Brook Farm is successfully managed by founders Richard and Dancy’s daughter, Donna Dorsey, along with their son-in-law Kurt Dorsey. The family traditions remain alive and well. Kurt and Donna have two boys, Clinton and Kyle and there’s reason to believe there might be a third generation running Goffle Brook Farm someday.

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