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Ask Shirley Bovshow

Shirley Bovshow is answering some of your viewer questions about gardening!


HOW TO PATCH A BEAR SPOT

Loosen the soil in the bare spot a few inches. Add a fine layer of compost. Then, spread grass seed on top. Finally, just cover lightly with compost and water in!

HOW TO GET ROSES TO BLOOM AGAIN

The rose flowering circle will take up to 6 to 7 weeks before the next flush. But, in order to kick start that circle you need to remove the spent flowers by cutting at an angle above a set of 5 leaves. Then, fertilize with an organic rose fertilizer once a month during growing season. You want to make sure the roses get plenty of water during warm weather

HOW TO PLANT LAVENDER FOR IT TO CONTINUE TO GROW

Even though your lavender plant is wrapped and looks like an indoor plant, if spring weather has arrived, put your lavender plant outdoors.

If you live in a mild winter climate area, plant in the ground where it gets full sun (6 + hours per day)

Now, if you live in a cold climate area, transplant it out of the original pot into a terracotta pot. Also, lavender soil should dry in between watering

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