Admit it. You’re starting to hate your front yard. That little plot of land stubbornly refuses to sustain anything but weeds. The grass looks like mange. You’ve tried perennials, annuals, herbs, ground cover. Nothing will take.
Well don’t give up. NewsWorks to the rescue!
NewsWorks is sponsoring a garden consultation contest for residents who live in our local coverage zones: Germantown, West Oak Lane, Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill, Roxborough, Manayunk and East Falls. The contest is geared to residents who have small front or back yards common in Northwest Philly.
The winner will receive a free 90 minute garden consultation from Nicole Juday, Landscape Curator at Wyck and our very own and Ground Level garden blogger, as well as a gift certificate from Primex Garden Center.
Nicole will identify the plants you currently have in your garden, discuss soil, pruning and plant health and diagnose disease or insect damage. She will share design ideas and create a plant list that will help make the winner’s garden more beautiful and enjoyable.
Nicole Juday started gardening when she became the owner of an overgrown yard, and realized that she didn’t know the name of anything growing in it. A desire to learn basic yard maintenance eventually led to a career change, and she has been in the horticultural field for the last ten years. Today she keeps chickens and bees, cans her own food, and works as the horticulturist at Wyck, an historic garden and urban farm in Germantown.
Fall can be a challenging time for a garden, especially after a harsh summer like we experienced in Philadelphia this year. But fall is also an excellent time to evaluate and renovate a garden and get started on making it the small green oasis you know it can be.
Write a brief description of your yard/garden trouble spots. Tell us what you would like to achieve, and what you’ve tried up till now.
Take a few photos of the problem area.
Email it to us along with your name, address and a contact phone number at:
Make sure you include the words GARDEN CONTEST in the subject line.
All photos sent to us may appear on the NewsWorks website. Photos of the winning garden will appear on the NewsWorks website.
The deadline is this Friday, October 14th – so hurry and send us your entry.