Select a sunny spot that gets at least six to eight hours of sun each day.
Soil is the foundation for a great garden. It should be rich and loamy, with good drainage.
Amend as necessary: add pine bark to clay soil to improve drainage; and peat to sandy soil to improve water retention.
The experts at English Gardens can help - just bring in a sample.
Grow vegetables you enjoy eating and cooking with, or try a few new varieties and experiment.
Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable for home gardeners. Remember to plant them deep and provide plenty of room to grow.
Water & Fertilizer
Water needs vary for vegetable plants, but most require at least one inch of water every week, either from rain or supplemental watering. A rain gauge is a great tool to measure water amounts.
Fertilize at the time of planting with a slow-release fertilizer, such as Osmocote,, and then regularly every 10 days to two weeks with a water soluble formula, such as English Gardens Bloom Booster.
Keep the vegetable garden free of weeds, which compete with plants for water and nutrients.
A layer of mulch two to four inches between the rows can help prevent weeds and conserve moisture.
Seven Award-winning Landscape Projects
January 6, 2019
English Gardens Landscape Company received seven awards from the Michigan Green Industry Association in 2018. Our designers received two Gold Awards and five Silver Awards in residential landscape reconstruction. Here’s a look at the projects.
Spring arrives this month! To celebrate, we’re hosting a series of free seminars, Kid’s Club event and Make It & Take It Workshops. Events will be held at English Gardens stores, including the newly opened English Gardens Plymouth Nursery.