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in the yard and garden
no matter what time of year. You'll find common sense tips for garden and plant
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Gardening in January
January Gardening Tips Apply dormant sprays on roses and fruit trees this month or next. Lime sulfur or copper fungicides help control diseases. Cleani… Read more »
Gardening in February
February Gardening Tips This is a good month to fix and tune-up lawn mowers and other equipment before the season of needs arises. A new or sharpened bl… Read more »
Gardening in March
March Gardening Tips Watch for slugs to appear. A little control now will lessen the need later. A small slug can do lots of damage to small seedling… Read more »
Gardening in April
April Gardening Tips If your garden soil is too heavy and too wet to till, get a planting mix and place it 3 or 4 inches deep to plant early season v… Read more »
Gardening in May
May Gardening Tips Local garden centers are in full swing by now. Go there to get good ideas, advice, and inspiration.
Begin to prepare for winter by digging and storing geraniums, tuberous begonias and dahlias.
Clean up flower beds and add mulch to improve crops for next year. Soil renovation is much easier in fall than spring.
Primroses and pansies can be added now to a bare flower bed, containers and over the top of a spring bulb bed for color in winter. Although they are often used as winter plants only, both are hardy for our "cold" winter weather and can remain in the garden from year to year.
Lawns need a fall application of food to nourish them through the rains of winter into spring. Lime is often applied in fall about every three years to adjust the pH, which will make the fertilizer you use more efficient. Lime can be applied anytime, but fall rains out it into the root zone sooner than other times of the year.