– Start planting spring annuals such as geraniums, petunias, begonias, impatiens, cosmos, dahlias, etc.
– Re-do winter containers and hanging baskets – make sure they have drain holes!
– Do not cut back foliage on bulbs until after they finish blooming, when the foliage turns yellow – they still need to produce food for next years growth/bloom
– Plant, Plant, Plant. Our selection is growing and many plants are back in stock after a winter hiatus.
– Cut back roses (not including climbers) and grasses if you have not already done so.
– Finish pruning shrubs and trees which bloom after June 1st.
– Apply Amaze to landscape beds to stop weed seeds from germinating. Do not apply product in areas where you desire seeds (perennials, annuals, veggies, etc.) to grow.
– Divide your daylilies, hostas, Shasta daisies, and coreopsis now.
– As plants begin to emerge from their winter slumber, prune back and clean-up dead leaves and stems.
– Fertilize all perennial beds now with Osmocote, Espoma Plant-tone, or Daniel’s organic fertilizer or fish emulsion.
– Add perennials to your garden, the selection is growing each week.
– Don’t be too anxious to move houseplants outdoors. A good chill can knock leaves off of tender houseplants.
– Houseplants can be watered more frequently with the onset of spring and new growth. Make sure each plant has proper drainage for the water.
– Resume fertilizer schedule for indoor plants. Never fertilize a plant on dry soil, and never fertilize a wilted plant. The fertilizer could burn roots that need water. It’s better to water the plants a couple of hours before fertilizing. We recommend using OSMOCOTE Outdoor/Indoor Plant Food or MIRACLE-GRO Water Soluble All-purpose Plant Food.
– Water lawns as needed, depending upon rainfall.
– If you have not already done so, apply Scott’s Halts pre-emergent, to control summer weeds.
– Mow winter weeds and collect them in the mower’s bag.
Herbs & Veggies
– Fertilize your perennial herbs. (rosemary, oregano, thyme)
– Start seed for your summer herbs. (basil, dill, parsley)