Continue leaf removal. If leaves stay on the grass for a few weeks and get thick enough to totally block out the light, they will surely kill the grass.
Try to keep any tender plants from freezing by wrapping them with burlap or any material to keep the wind from blowing on them. Read ... >
There’s not much to do outside right now but if there is a lot of snow on the ground, make sure your winter protection is still intact.
If there was no significant rainfall, or melting snow, continue to water newly installed plant material if possible. Read ... >
Start a spring clean up of your beds and lawn areas if the ground can be worked and if it is not frozen.
Weed and cut new edge for your plant beds. A defined line between lawn and beds gives you property a nice and clean look. Read ... >
Now is the time for pre-emergent crabgrass control and fertilizer for your lawn but be aware that you cannot seed and put down pre-emergent crabgrass control at the same time, your seed will not germinate.
As temperatures in the daytime are warming up and you are seeing a bunch of dandelions come through, spot spray them with a herbicide if needed. Read ... >
Bring color back into your backyard, it's a good time to plant summer blooming bulbs and a perfect time to start your Rose maintenance routine.
Time to start fertilizing the annuals and you should be able to transplant any annuals that you started indoors. Read ... >
Prune your evergreen shrubs & blooming shrubs if the flowering has stopped but do not prune summer or fall blooming shrubs now, or the buds may be lost.
June is also the month for Roses so continue your care routine of spraying, feeding, pruning and deadheading. Prune Climbing Roses after blooming and cut out diseased & dead canes, leaving three or four vigorous canes. Read ... >
- Keep track of the rain. If no rain has occurred in two days then you should water your flowers, shrubs, and even vegetables twice a day. The best time to be tending to your flora is early in the morning and in the cool of the evening.
- Mow your lawn to about 3”, to protect from the sun and heat of summer. If you have a new lawn you can add another application of seed to increase the turf density. Read ... >
- As summer begins to wind down, take full advantage of your beautiful garden and in order to keep your landscape looking fantastic, simply follow these few tips & tricks.
- Throughout this hot summer, take care of your lawn and make sure to feed a slow-acting fertilizer, watch out for yellow patches or poor growth and increase watering if you notice any of these signs. Read ... >
- It's time for Fall and the best time of year for planting trees & shrubs, certain perennials & fall annuals.
- You can plant early spring blooming bulbs but wait for the first frost before planting late spring blooming bulbs. Read ... >
- Late October is an excellent time for planting shrubs and tees, especially those that are grown for fall foliage.
- In your herb garden you can now plant cilantro, garlic, leaf lettuce, parsley, radishes, spinach, and turnips. Read ... >
- Cut back any faded perennials for the winter and prune your trees so that broken limbs don’t damage your property during snow and ice storms.
- To give shrubs and trees the best opportunity for growth next spring, plant or transplant them now, while they’re dormant. Read ... >
- In order to protect from the cold weather and to reduce heaving, replenish or replace mulch around your trees, shrubs & in bed areas at least 3” to 4” deep.
- Continue to remove leaves from turf & bed areas and because leaves make great mulch, you can chop leaves up with a mulching mower and leave it on the lawn. Read ... >