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Your Garden: Perennials And Crab Grass

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – In this week’s Your Garden segment, Susie Bachman of Bachman’s Garden Center shows you how to keep a perennial garden healthy and how to prevent crab grass.

Bachman suggests raking out perennial gardens, and putting weed preventer and crab grass preventer down in the lawn. If you typically have problems with crab grass in the summer, Bachman says this is the opportune time to fight the growth of crab grass.

Some perennials require staking, and it is much easier to place flower stakes and hoops before the plants are large. Peonies are especially difficult to stake when they are fully grown and beginning to bloom, so put out your peony hoops now when the plants are just beginning to emerge.

Next week, Bachman will fill us in on an early crop of vegetables you can plant now and enjoy in a couple of months.

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