Soil Prep and Planting Tips
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Soil prep is one of - if not the most - important elements for gardening success. Eric has tips that will be most helpful when planting. Then, once the work is done, it's great to sit back and relax.

Episode Duration: 25 minutes and 54 seconds

Episode Number: 6810

About Garden SMART:

"Garden Smart" is a "hands in the dirt" program that provides its' viewers with practical, timely gardening advice.

Produced in association with The National Gardening Association, a non profit organization whose purpose is to educate and promote gardening to young and old alike, "Garden Smart" each week provides valuable gardening tips, the latest trends "on the verge" and design advice, all with the purpose of making gardening fun and interesting.

"Garden Smart" is filmed each week at beautiful resorts and gardens in every region of the country.

These locations provide not only a stunning backdrop but additionally provide a sort of mini vacation for the viewer.

The visiting resident horticulturist and the host provide practical advice useful to a country-wide audience.

Plants are tagged on-screen with growing zones where they thrive.

Even when filming at a hot, desert location information will be presented making it pertinent for those in cold climates - how to grow Cactus in containers, for example.

Gardeners are always looking for new ideas and new plants - "Garden Smart" is unique in that it's a gardeners show and presents new information each week that lets gardeners know what other gardeners are growing and how.

Frequently addressed topics include landscape design, household and garden pests and kids gardening.

The goal each week is to take the mystery out of gardening, make it fun, present new ideas and let the audience "Garden Smart." Viewers are encouraged to contact the shows' experts and ask gardening questions via email and toll free phone lines, when a trend is noticed that topic is then addressed on the show.

No other gardening show provides the timely, up to date gardening advice available from "Garden Smart." Don't let other names cause confusion- there is only one "Garden Smart."


Future Broadcast times for "Garden SMART": (show all)

Sat, Jul 27 8:00 A.M. Small Space Gardening     NHPBS (11.1)
Sat, Jul 27 9:30 A.M. From Design Idea, To Planting - Now A Follow Up After Several Years     NH Create (11.4)
Sat, Aug 3 8:00 A.M. Flowering Plants     NHPBS (11.1)
Sat, Aug 3 9:30 A.M. Conservation and Gardening Can Go Hand-In-Hand     NH Create (11.4)
Sat, Aug 10 8:00 A.M. Dynamic, Interesting Plants All Year Long     NHPBS (11.1)
Sat, Aug 10 9:30 A.M. Great Plants and Unusual Birds     NH Create (11.4)
Sat, Aug 17 8:00 A.M. Rare and Unusual Plants - Some Great for Shade     NHPBS (11.1)
Sat, Aug 17 9:30 A.M. Planting and Caring for Trees     NH Create (11.4)
Sat, Aug 24 8:00 A.M. Plant Breeding     NHPBS (11.1)
Sat, Aug 24 9:30 A.M. Expert Tips for Floral Arrangements     NH Create (11.4)
Sat, Aug 31 8:00 A.M. Deer - A Garden Problem Countrywide     NHPBS (11.1)
Sat, Aug 31 9:30 A.M. A Behind The Scenes Look at Landscape Design     NH Create (11.4)


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