In your garden now…
Now is the time in your garden to start some tasks to ensure the best possible Spring and Summer! Here are some “To-Do’s”
- Tidy deciduous trees & shrubs while they are leafless to see the structure of the plants. Prune if needed to restore their natural shape.
- Check out seed catalogs, garden books & go to seminars for inspiration, ideas and planning.
- Schedule a garden coaching/consultation with one of our experts to get professional advice to help you create the garden of your dreams!
- Keep storms debris like tree limbs and needles off lawns so they remain healthy.
- Remove old, leftover perennial stems and leaves, be careful not to damage emerging leaves!
- Bare root trees, berries and roses are arriving in garden stores. Plant them now!
- Cut branches from forsythia, redbud, quince, flowering cherry, pussy willows and other spring blooming shrubs and trees.
- Trim and clean ornamental grasses.
- Treat for slugs around emerging bulb leaves and perennials. Look for a product safe to use around pets like the brand “sluggo.”
- Divide crowded clumps of summer and fall blooming perennials like coneflowers, shasta daisies and asters.
- As soil warms, mid to end of the month plant “starts” of cool weather crops like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and kale.
- Take a closer look at how the lawn grass made it through the winter. Consider the following for a green spring & summer lawn:
- Moss killer application (Ferrous Sulfate) prior to other work.
- Aeration – pokes holes in the lawn allowing water & nutrients to penetrate the “root zone.”
- Thatching – think of this as a brush for the lawn. It removes all the old dead grass and any dead moss.
- Fertilization – reinvigorates the lawn after the other treatments.
- Over seed application – applying new grass seed to fill bare spots and give the lawn a head start.