Spring Gardening Tips
~Now is the time to get ready to garden! Spend some time looking over catalogs that have arrived over the winter or visit with us at the garden center while we have time to help you plan your garden for the season.
~Purchase seeds now for best selection.
~Check stored bulbs for signs of rot. Discard any that didn’t make it through the winter.
~If you do your own starts of tomatoes, peppers, etc, then start them during the spring, depending on where you live. March for the warmer zones, and April for the mountains, so that they’ll be ready to put outside at the correct time.
~Fertilize trees beginning in April. Generally give them a good application of topical, granular fertilizer in April, June and early August.
~Check the lawn for signs of voles and treat if necessary.
~Prune shrubs and trees.
~Remove any late season, heavy, wet snow from tree branches and limbs. They can do damage and break the branches if left to melt on their own.
~Repot root-bound houseplants.
~Begin clean up and preparation for spring in your yard and garden. Remove old fruit from fruit trees. Clean up leaves in flower beds and from around shrubs where they may have blown over the winter. Till gardens in preparation for planting.
~Start dreaming of warmer days and the wonderful summer to come!