Category Archives: Plant Care

How often should you water your vegetable garden?

In general we recommend one inch of water per week. However, in hot weather, vegetables need more water depending on the average daily temperature. To determine the average daily temperature, add the daily high and the daily low and divide the sum by 2. For every 10 degrees above 60 degrees, add another 1/2 inch of water to your weekly one inch watering routine. Still not sure? Stop by our [garden center] where the caring and knowledgable Mayfield’s staff will answer all your watering questions.

Best choice perennials for the Midwest

A beautiful midwest garden that will come back year after year with virtually no attention is possible. We recommend using perennial flowers that will thrive in our Midwest climate. A few of these are: Black-eyed Susans, Coneflowers, Allium, Butterfly Weed, Sedums, Aromatic Aster, Russian Sage, Hardy Geraniums and Virginia Bluebells. Contact us with all of your gardening questions.