When to Work in a Perennial Garden

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Learn when the ideal time of day to work in a garden of perennial plants and flowers in this gardening video from a year-round garden expert. View Video Transcript

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Martha Cycz

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What the best time of the day to work? Well I like to plan my gardening around the time of the year and also the weather. In May is probably the busiest time. I come home from work and I'll work until dark. On Saturdays and Sundays I work all day long just because it's the most important time to get everything going for this year. I move some plants around, do the best weeds control I can, dig them up, and then in the summer time they also need to be maintained. Avoid from 11-2 because it's the hottest part of the day. I don't like to come out in that time of the day. The plants probably look a little weepy at this time of the day, but if it's the only time you have then just pace yourself. First thing in the morning I like to come out and do my hoeing. Hoe around everything, look for those weeds. At the end of the day if the mosquitoes aren't too bad I'll come out then and do a little more hoeing and trim my borders and making sure that everything looks pretty good. In the fall, it's a matter when you can get in there and do some of your moving and if you have the time to do it. I guess you can see the hottest part of the day is just too much. Stay away from that.