Spring Has Officially Arrived! Are Your Flower Beds and Gardens Ready to Plant?
April To do list:
Trees and Shrubs – ONLY If the freeze threat is over:
Continue planting trees and shrubs. Feed existing trees and shrubs with a good fertilizer.
Lightly trim your evergreens, being careful not to cut to bare wood.
Cut back and prune non-flowering shrubs.
Prune summer and fall flowering shrubs before they set flower buds.
Remove dead wood as a result of cold or winter damage.
Start feeding roses when new green growth is about 2”.
Be sure to lookout for aphids – they love tender new shoots!
Avoid putting insecticides on anything that’s blooming – this will harm bees and other pollinating insects!
Bulbs & Perennials – ONLY If the freeze threat is over:
Plant any and all outdoors bulbs.
Start planting perennials, bulbs, groundcovers, & ornamental grasses.
Remove any winter mulch from perennials when they begin to pop up. Keep mulch ready in case of a surprise late freeze.