CAN FEBRUARY MARCH? NO! BUT, APRIL MAY!
PROTECT YOUR SOIL STRUCTURE
As spring is nearing, we are eager to get out into our gardens and start working the soil. But while soil is wet from winter rains, walking on it causes soil to compact, which reduces the soil’s ability to hold air and water that plants and soil organisms depend on to thrive. When soil crumbles, it is dry enough to start working. Learn more on evaluating your soil and how to keep your soil healthy.
TIME TO GET THOSE BARE ROOTS IN SOIL
Before your trees start breaking out of winter dormancy, its best to get them planted. There are a few extra steps to be mindful of when planting bare root trees. And here’s some helpful information specific to bare root rose bushes. Happy planting.
TRIMMING AND PRUNING
Prune and deadhead fall flowering shrubs and trees. Wait to prune spring flowering plants, as these will produce flowers on last season’s growth. Tree branches can be thinned as needed to prevent storm damage. When you’ve finished pruning, clean and sharpen your tools.
GARDENING MYTH BUSTED!
Myth: Landscape fabric is a permanent solution for weed control. Fact: Landscape fabrics may be effective for a short duration, ultimately they are a problematic solution. If left exposed, the fabric can degrade in a year. If covered with mulch, weeds may colonize the mulch and grow through the fabric. Learn more about the issues of using landscape fabric and other methods for managing weeds in your garden.