Gardening Tips

April Gardening Tips

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Lawns Fertilize lawn Cut grass often and let fall – helps build organic matter in soil Gardens Plant asparagus (takes two years) Plant strawberries (takes one year) Pick asparagus Recycle newspaper for mulch in vegetable garden Watch for aphids on tender growth Trees Watch for “worms” (tent caterpillars and sawfly larva) Shrubs Spray for any insect found (spray only when… Read More »April Gardening Tips

March Gardening Tips

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Lawns Apply fertilizer and crabgrass pre-emergent to lawn Sow grass seed (use seed-safe crabgrass control) Gardens Plant peas, onions and potatoes Trees Spray fruit trees (dormant oil) Put in fertilizer tree spikes Look for Dogwoods, Serviceberry and others in bloom Willows first to leaf out Maple first to flower Perennials Cut dead ornamental grass down to 4″ to 6″ Uncover… Read More »March Gardening Tips