How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard

How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard

Weather is warmer, flowers are blooming and hummingbirds are in Michigan! The most common hummingbirds in Michigan are the Ruby-Throated and Rufous Hummingbird. Today we will be talking about how to attract these gorgeous birds to your garden.  Know when hummingbirds...
Preparing your Garden Bed for Winter

Preparing your Garden Bed for Winter

The weather is getting colder which means it is time to prepare your garden bed for winter. Proper care of your trees, shrubs, and perennials in fall will help ensure they remain healthy through the winter months. The most important thing to remember is to maintain...
Prepping Beds 101

Prepping Beds 101

First, make sure all supply preparation is done Sharpen blades and oil hingesReplace any tool that is unsalvageablePurchase fertilizer, soil amendmentsMake sure all accessories are in order (tomato cages, trellises, etc.) Second, conduct a health check on your beds...
Save the Bees

Save the Bees

Did you know bees pollinate approximately 130 agricultural crops in the United States including fruit, fiber, nuts, and vegetables? Almost 75% of crops depend on animal pollination and these crops are five times more valuable than those that do not. Beehives can hold...
Landscape Design Tips

Landscape Design Tips

Hello and happy Saturday Farmer John’s Family! In today’s blog, we’re diving into spring landscaping with a few tips from our Nursery Manager April! Below you’ll read more about… What factors you should pay attention to in a site analysis prior to landscaping.How to...
Basic 15’ by 15’ Vegetable Garden

Basic 15’ by 15’ Vegetable Garden

Tools Needed RototillerHand ShovelRegular Shovel4 tomato cagesRakeString/line8 wooden stakes 12” longHoseHand sprayer or hose nozzleOld salt shaker¼ cup of flower10 bags topsoil10 bags cow manure Plants Needed (can be force sprouted or seed packets)...