Category Archives: Garden Tips

Preparing Your Kentucky Garden for Fall: Expert Tips from The Country Barn

As the warmth of summer gradually gives way to the crisp and colorful embrace of fall, gardeners across Kentucky eagerly prepare their outdoor havens for the changing season. To ensure a seamless transition, a well-rounded plan that encompasses garden cleanup, planting, soil enhancement, and frost protection is essential. At The Country Barn, we take pride […]

Homemade Pasta Sauce with Roma Tomatoes:

Canning season is here! Whether you’re a veteran canner or just learning, tomatoes are an easy place to start! Pasta sauce, pizza sauce, ketchup and salsa—always best homemade! We have canner and Roma tomatoes available by the 20lb box. Local peppers and candy onions in stock. Also available are pint jars at $7 a dozen, […]

Laura LeBoutillier: The Green Muse behind the Success of Garden Answer

Laura LeBoutillier is more than an influencer in the gardening world; she is a beacon of inspiration and guidance. As the creator of the YouTube channel Garden Answer, Laura has cultivated a global community of gardening enthusiasts since 2014, amassing a remarkable following of 1.78 million subscribers on YouTube and 604,000 on Instagram. Growing up […]

Enhancing Blooms: Aligning Fertilization with the Lifecycle of Annuals

Coming to you from the dedicated and friendly team at The Country Barn, we’ve put together an essential guide on the lifecycle of annuals. Not just that, we’ll be shedding light on how to align your fertilizing routine to ensure a profusion of blooms. We’ll delve into both standard and organic fertilizing methods to cater […]

The Comprehensive July Garden Guide from The Country Barn

July marks a critical juncture in the gardening year at The Country Barn, where the full intensity of summer arrives and mid-year growth is in full swing. This article provides an all-inclusive guide on what to do in your Country Barn garden in July, categorizing the information into five distinct sections: vegetable gardens, lawns, landscapes, […]

Instant Beauty: Choosing and Caring for Pre-Made Hanging Baskets for Your Garden Party

Every garden party or outdoor gathering needs the backdrop of a lush, vibrant garden. As the summer sun sets, casting a warm twilight glow, there’s no sight more enchanting than an abundance of flowering plants adorning decorative containers. At The Country Barn, we cherish the allure of color and the elegance of blooming plants. We […]

Demystifying Garden Fertilizers: NPK, Organic Options, and Application Tips

A thriving garden begins with healthy soil, and using the right fertilizer is essential for nourishing your plants, trees, and shrubs. With so many options on the market, it can be overwhelming to determine which fertilizer is best for your garden. In this blog post, we’ll explore the basics of garden fertilizers, including understanding the […]

Kitchen Gardens 3 Ways

Creating a Versatile Kitchen Garden: Garden Beds, Raised Beds, and Containers. Introduction A kitchen garden is a fantastic way to grow your own fresh, delicious vegetables, herbs, and berries right in your backyard. With various gardening methods available, such as garden beds, raised beds, and containers, you can easily find the perfect approach to suit […]

Pruning and Fertilizing Hydrangea Macrophylla for Stunning Blooms

Introduction Hydrangea macrophylla, commonly known as bigleaf hydrangea, is a popular garden staple beloved for its large, showy blooms that grace gardens from late spring through summer. To keep your hydrangeas healthy and thriving, it’s essential to understand when and how to prune them, as well as the optimal times and methods for fertilizing. In […]