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Refresh your Hanging Baskets

This time of year, when it’s hot and dry, hanging baskets tend to

stop flowering and start looking leggy and ‘blah.’                                                                                                                                                          

Flowers in hanging basket with yellow wall.

Don’t worry!  With just a few steps, you can have your beautiful, showy baskets back! 

  1. Water, Water, Water. We had a nice, wet  Spring this Green watering can pouring water year, so we didn’t have to worry about  keeping our flowers watered.  Now,  however, is the time to put the watering  cans to good use.  During the hottest days,  and even cooler days that are windy, water your hanging baskets in the morning  and in the evening.  Make sure you water them until water drips from the  drainage holes. 
  2. Don’t Forget to Feed. Feed hanging baskets every 2-4 weeks.  Because they require so much water, nutrients quickly flush out of the soil. 

*George Wedel suggests using Fertilome Blooming & Rooting plant food.  Just dissolve 2 teaspoons per gallon of water.  Just be sure not to fertilize a dry plant!  Water well first, then fertilize.FL Bloom & Root Plant Food

  1. Pinch off dead blooms. Deadheading, or pinching off faded flowers where they meet the stem, keeps the plants producing new blooms.

    4. Trim the Stragglers. Before your hanging basket starts to look more straggly                and less full, trim it back by a couple of inches.

There! Your hanging baskets already look better. Keep up these tips throughout the summer to keep hanging baskets fresh, beautiful and blooming!

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