- Spread granular, slow-acting fertilizer for your lawn and planting
beds. (This is optional if you fertilized in the fall or winter.)
- Spring is an ideal time for planting. Wait until the threat of frost is over before planting tender new perennials
- Before they get too busy, contact
your irrigation company to make sure your system is in good working condition.
- Make sure your shrubs and trees are properly mulched –approximately 3”- in order to maintain soil moisture,
keep weeds down, and add to the attractiveness of your yard.
- Before putting new mulch down, remove any fallen plant leaves to avoid spread of disease.
- Avoid mulching your trees high up the trunk—it can encourage disease and
- Remove winter mulch from around the
crowns of perennials.
- Cut back any parts of the
plant that were left up for winter interest, such as flower stalks and seed heads of the ornamental grasses.
- Prune & shape your shrub roses back to 9-12”.
- As your perennials begin to emerge, get their support system in place while you
- When your perennials’ new growth
is about three to four inches tall, dividing and transplanting may be done.
- Prune spring-flowering plants after they are finished blooming. If you wait till late summer you could possibly trim
off next year’s floral buds.