Floral City Tree & Landscape

Spring

  • 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 or annuals.

  • 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 even rot.

  • 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 still can!

  • 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.