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Tasks For April:
Spread Compost/Bark around trees and shrubs-a key ingredient
to any successful landscape. Applying a natural Hardwood
mulch reduces soil water loss, suppresses weeds, protects
against temperature extremes,
and provides a nice aesthetic finish to your landscaping beds; 3” annually
is sufficient for all your needs. Be careful when using the wood mulches
and dyed products as they have the tendency to steal nitrogen away from your
Pre-emergent herbicide for crabgrass control
Divide late-blooming Perennials
Q: Why don’t tulips come back with the same
vigor they showed the first year?
A: Well, we hate to burst your bubble if you are a tulip
grower, but we almost consider them an annual bulb anymore
because of all their associated problems. Many possibilities
their second year disappearance act. They could have been
pulled off or cleaned up too early. Maybe they weren’t
planted deep enough (6-8”) or insect and disease invaded
them. Perhaps the fastest growing problem among tulips is
that rodents present. Little critters love digging for these
hidden treasures. This is one reason why daffodils always
come back, because they are poisonous to most rodents. The
conclusion: If your still determined to see a beautiful tulip
spring, plan on planting a new batch every Fall. (Back
When it comes to spring bulbs, especially tulips and daffodils,
size does matter. Make sure you know what your buying….the
bigger, the better.
Q:Can you plant your Easter Lily outside
after it is done blooming?
A: Of Course!! Easter Lilies make great garden plants and will return
year after year with summer blooms. When planted outside, they bypass Easter
and wait until summer to show off their blossoms. The key to pulling this off
is to plants the bulbs deep and in well drained soil. Once the Lily is done
blooming inside, remove the faded flowers and cut off the top of the stem.
Carefully remove the plant from the pot and plant it slightly deeper than originally
growing. The ideal location to place your Lily would be in the morning sun
and afternoon shade.