Loading... Please wait...

The MasterGardening.com Blog

Fall Into Gardening: Helpful Fall Gardening Tips

We are a few days shy of the fall season. We know you are worn out from summertime gardening; but there is a lot to do in the garden as the weather cools down such as preparing a cold frame and raking leaves. Here are five expert tips to get you prepared for fall gardening:1) [...]

Read More »


September is National Preparedness Month

If you're from the South like me, you know that September is storm season. Hurricanes are brewing in the Atlantic; there are potential threats of tornadoes and power outages are occurring from strong winds. This National Preparedness Month, Mastergardening.com advises homeowners to take action - be prepared with long-term and emergency supplies. Disasters can strike [...]

Read More »


September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month

Fact: Dogs need a minimum of 30 minutes of daily activity. Without it, dogs face a number of health issues and complications as they age including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and respiratory disease. Dogs that do not exercise are often unhappy and overweight. Their moods can change from happy to destructive. Just like humans, dogs [...]

Read More »


Recap of August Gardening Tips

If you have been following the Mastergardening.com blog, you know that we gave you numerous August gardening tips to get you through the warm weather and prepare for cooler temperatures ahead. Here, you will find a recap of our August gardening tips:1) Gardening Tip #1: Water your plants thoroughly but not heavilyWater your vegetables 2-3 [...]

Read More »


August Gardening Tip #4: Composting

For our final August gardening tip, we want to discuss composting. Composting is not only a good practice for your garden, but it is also a good practice for the Earth.Creating nutrient-rich compost for gardens will save you money on purchasing pricey soil amendments, but it will also save perfectly compostable materials from rotting in [...]

Read More »


August Gardening Tip #3: Preparing Your Cold Frame

You've worked so hard on your garden all Spring and Summer. Don't give up on your plants now! You can extend the growing season by investing in a cold frame this August. A cold frame is a simple structure that utilizes solar energy and insulation to create a moderate climate for your garden; so they [...]

Read More »


August Gardening Tip # 2: Pruning

The summer season may be winding down; but there is still much to do around the garden. In preparation for Fall, you will need to begin pruning your flowers. Not only does pruning improve the over all appearance of your plants; but pruning your garden promotes plant health; so be sure to do the following: 1) [...]

Read More »


August is Forest Pest Awareness Month

The Asian Longhorned Beetle has claimed thousands of urban and rural forest trees and damage to homes with wood floors since their emergence in 1996. Since arriving in the United States, ALB have been spotted in New York City, Chicago, Jersey City, Boston and even Toronto, Canada. More than 30,000 hardwood trees have been affected [...]

Read More »


August Gardening Tip #1: Water Plants Often

Watering your plants is critical especially in hot weather. It will help your plants thrive and will minimize the risk of disease. Tomatoes are unforgiving in the heat and are prone to dry out if left without water. Mastergardening.com suggests that you water your vegetables 2-3 times a week and get down into the soil [...]

Read More »


Protect Yourself From West Nile Virus

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), West Nile Virus is the most common virus transmission between humans and mosquitoes. At this time, there are no medications or vaccinations to prevent against West Nile Virus. However, the CDC does recommend that you use plenty of insect repellents.Below are some frequently asked questions about West Nile Virus stated on [...]

Read More »