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Community Gardening

Control weeds on an ongoing basis to prevent them from robbing moisture, nutrients and sunlight from desirable plants. Apply mulch to all beds to keep weeds controlled.

Prune out dead, diseased and damaged stems in trees and shrubs as soon as they are discovered. Suckers and water sprouts should also be pruned on an as-needed basis.

Apply a balanced rose fertilizer when the first flush of bloom is past.

It’s not too late to plant heat-loving sweet potatoes.

Turning compost piles that have become soggy will aerate the pile and hasten decomposition.