Easy Beginner Gardening Tips for Maintenance

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Learn easy beginner gardening tips and advice for success in your garden in this free garden plant care and maintenance video clip. View Video Transcript

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Craig Morell

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On behalf of Expert Village, my name is Craig Morrell I’m with Landscape Restorations in Miami, Florida. We’re here at Palm Hammock Orchid Estate in Miami, Florida talking about basic gardening. The title of this video clip would be how to make your first gardening steps a lot easier and one of the most effective ways to get garden to go well is to put some fertilizer in the planting hole before you begin your gardening. One of the biggest mistakes that people make is to use things like turf fertilizer, which has a lot of nitrogen, that first number on the fertilizer bag is always nitrogen, makes plants grow. Slow-release fertilizer can really help you out, this is an even number formula, this is 13-13-13, it last for 6 months. One of the other common older fertilizers is Osmacoat, these also work brilliantly well, 6 months worth of fertilizer. Some of the newer planting tablets work even better, some of these lasts for 2 years, put a few of these into a planting hole with a shrub, the plant will grow beautifully for up to 2 years without you having to fertilize them. But match all the numbers, 12-12-12, 13-13-13, the plants grow slower without having so many problems.