Spring

Spring Gardening Calendar

It’s time to roll up our sleeves and dig in!

The ground is thawing and as temperatures rise, so does a gardener’s spirit. Now is the time to clean up your landscape after the long winter, till and amend garden beds to prepare for another season of planting, begin weed and disease control regiments, and start putting plants in the ground and containers again! Don’t forget to visit local nurseries and garden centers and ask about our exciting new plants and products for the season!

  • Remove tree wrap as soon as snow melts
  • Cut back ornamental grasses and other perennials left for winter interest
  • Remove rose cones
  • Divide and transplant overgrown perennials
  • Till or spade flower and vegetable garden beds, adding compost, soil conditioners, and slow-release fertilizers
  • Plant frost-tolerant pansies for early spring color
  • Start planting trees and shrubs as soon as ground is dry enough for digging
  • Apply Bonide Crabgrass Preventer with slow release fertilizer April through Mid-May, after first mowing and then water in
May
  • Plant annuals after chance of frost has finally passed (average last frost date is May 8th)
  • Apply Bonide Crabgrass Preventer with slow release fertilizer April through Mid-May, after first mowing and then water in
  • Apply Bonide Weed & Feed late May through Mid June – kills dandelions and other broadleaf weeds in lawns
  • Work fertilizer into veggie and flower gardens before planting
  • Fertilize roses and begin spraying for black spot and mildew
  • Mulch garden beds to help conserve moisture and reduce weed growth
  • Set up peony hoops
  • Protect plants from hungry deer and rabbits by spraying Liquid Fence or other repellant
  • Plant summer-blooming bulbs such as gladiolas, cannas, and callas
  • Sprinkle Preen or other pre-emergent weed control in garden beds
  • Remove leaves and debris collecting underneath evergreens and shrubs
  • Prune spring-blooming shrubs such as forsythia, azaleas, and lilacs after they’ve flowered
  • Use fruit tree spray on apple trees after blossoms drop
  • Water newly planted trees and shrubs weekly, especially during dry spells
  • Fertilize established trees, evergreens, and shrubs