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Bring Your Hanging Baskets Back To Life in Two Steps
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Remember those beautiful hanging baskets you got for Mother’s Day? Or the vibrant flower containers to spruce up your porch in April? While all good things must come to an end, your baskets don’t have to just yet! In fact we are only half-way through the growing season. If your baskets or containers are looking a bit sad or heavy, they may just need a little TLC.
It may seem scary at first, but your flowers could use a trim. Take a pair of scissors and cut them back. Shape and cut back as far as you like. Don’t be afraid to really go for it! What you’re doing when pruning is stimulating the growth of the flower. In a few weeks, you’ll start to see the flower come back to life and fill up again.
To see your flowers rejuvenate, you’ll need to fertilize. Pat sometimes will double up with Osmocote and some Miracle-Gro. Sprinkle some food in and pour some of that Miracle-Gro mixture and you'll see the difference in your flowers. For the best results, you’ll need to fertilize once a week.
Tip: Keep some Sevin or Organic Insecticide nearby just in case the local bug crew starts to notice your revitalized flowers.
With a bit of trimming and fertilizing you should see improvements and more importantly color back in your baskets and/or containers in no time!
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