Our weather is slowly starting to settle out, They are calling a little warmer temps this week, and just a little rain. Here are some chores to keep you busy this week even though it is still a little too early to plant those tender annual flowers and vegetables.
• remove stakes or relax wires installed on trees planted last fall.
Allowing a little swaying of tree stems results in sturdy yet resilient plants. Thin out some branches
• transplant any existing shrubs you want to move before they begin to leaf out.
Soil conditions in early spring are favorable to transplants because the soil is more consistently • apply horticultural oil sprays to fruit trees.
It’s not too late to apply oil spray to fruit trees just as the buds begin to swell and then again 10 • also apply oil to ornamental trees and shrubs
• Its a great time to roll your lawn and apply the first step (crabgrass preventer) of your Turfline four step lawn care program. ( we still have all four steps on sale at the nursery for $49.99 /5000 sq feet) Here is the website for the four step program http://www.turflinelawncare.com/pages/premium%20program.h
divide perennials. clear and mulch perennial beds.
For easier handling try to time the division so emerging shoots are only 2 to 4 inches tall. One last thing, as long as it stays drier it’s not a bad time turn over the vegetable garden and get it ready for planting, if you haven’t already. It’s also a good time to test the soil and ad any amendments it might need. For some great tips on how to prepare your soil check out the Farmers Almanac websitehttp://www.almanac.com/content/preparing-soil-planting
Ok that’s more than enough for this week!!!! If you have any questions, or need suggestions, just give us a call at the nursery, we are more than happy to help!
Have a great week and enjoy your garden!!!!!