Gardening Tips

Spring Gardening Tips

-Start planting trees and shrubs as soon as the ground thaws.

-Use dormant oils on fruit trees and any other plants that had major insect problems last year.

-Improve soil in annual beds and vegetable gardens Top dress perennials and shrubs with compost.

-Buy seeds and seed starting supplies early.

-Plant peas, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, kale, spinach, carrots, and other cold and cole crops outdoors as soon as your garden soil is workable.

-Begin planting perennials now.

-Clean up flower beds, prune shrubs, trim perennials back in preparation for spring planting.

-Plant pansies now for a pop of color. These cold tolerant little beauties will bring a smile to your face!

-Add a layer of mulch to help retain moisture before the spring winds arrive.

-Apply pre-emergent herbicides to keep weeds at bay before they start.

-It’s time to make your first application of tree and shrub fertilizer for the season. It’s also time to start fertilizing your lawn.