Monthly Gardening Advice
Spring Gardening Tips 2013
Take care of your lawn! Take a soil test to determine if your soil is in need of lime in order for a successful lawn to grow ...apply lime now at the recommended ratio, based on your pH level...a pH of 6.5 - 7 is ideal for nutrient uptake.
Apply Crabgrass Preventer and Lawn Fertilizer now. We sell traditional synthetic based lawn products as well as Organic Crabgrass Preventer/Lawn Fertilizer made with corn gluten, safe to use around children and pets.
Feed your bulbs now! Those daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and scilla sure are looking beautiful in bloom. Keep them happy and healthy by giving them a dose of Bulb-Tone! Feed before they finish blooming, if possible.
Got all of your garden implements and tools ready to go? Clean and sharpen tools for the gardening season! Take stock of what you have and if anything needs replacing, we sell rakes, spades, shovels and pruners. Very competitive prices on high quality garden tools!
Rake and clean debris out of garden beds. Be sure perennial and shrub beds are neat and all leaf debris from last year that may have been diseased is removed. Careful not to rake over tender young plant growth as it emerges. Cut down remaining brown growth from ornamental grass plants from last year.
Turn over the soil in your veggie garden and add compost as needed. Plant cool weather veggies soon. Kale, collards, kohlrabi, broccoli, lettuces and snow peas may go into the ground soon for early harvesting.
Time to start your seeds indoors for warm-weather veggies such as tomatoes, eggplant and peppers! We have veggie, herb and flower seeds, including many organic and heirloom varieties. Also, seed trays, soil and watering cans or spray bottles are available at our shop.
Plant pansies for Spring color. They look great in the ground or in planters!
Treat fruit trees with a horticultural oil spray. Catching most fruit trees at leaf break will prevent insect and disease damage later. Spray now and again in summertime.
Re-pot Indoor plants that have outgrown pots and become pot-bound or are in need of new homes! We have a brand new selection of pretty glazed pottery to choose from!
Uncover roses that have been mulched over for the winter, as temperatures become more moderate.