Landscape Projects for Early Spring
- Plant grass seed – if your lawn is thin or you have some bare spots cool spring weather is a great time to plant grass seed.
- Apply a pre emergent unless you are planting grass seed – corn gluten meal is a natural pre emergent (prevents seeds from growing so you have fewer weeds) plus adds some nitrogen
- Fertilize your lawn – organic fertilizers such as Ringers and Gardens Alive feed your soil instead of giving your lawn a huge, stressful shot of nitrogen.
- Plant peas, lettuce, spinach, arugula, cilantro, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and other leafy vegetables except for basil. Next plant beets, carrots, potatoes, and other root crops.
- If you have secondary water – close all valves so you don’t have a flood and waste water when your water is turned on.
- Once your water is on or if it is on – check all sprinklers for clogging, missing parts, breaks, etc.
- Prune and apply oil spray to fruit trees and roses
- Yellow jacket problems? Hang a trap now. If you catch the queen you eliminate a colony.
- Add compost to flower beds, shrubs beds, your vegetable garden, your lawn – compost contributes organic matter and nutrients to your soil. If placed over the soil compost can cover weed seeds and possible prevent weeds from growing.
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