Tag Archive | Spring

Time To add Seasonal Color

This is the traditional time to plant annuals. Where, when and how many you plant depends on your tastes, time, ambition and, this year, the weather. Though short lived, annuals are among the most versatile plants. Your garden store has them in all shapes, sizes and colors. Most are small and sold in packages of […]

Spring Is A Nice time To Divide Perennials

Early spring is a good time to divide perennials. Dividing them now will give each section plenty of time to recover and begin growing and you, or whomever you give some to, will have the whole season to enjoy them before the plants fade this fall. If you want to get out in the garden […]

Cut Back Ornamental Grasses

In our area, ornamental grasses are the plants of choice for winter color and a break from the sea of white that surrounds them. Birds like these grasses for the yummy seeds they produce. Beyond that, these plants are virtually forgotten. In the other seasons of the year, their green blends in with the other […]

Spring Lawn Care

The arrival of spring is often accompanied by a big surprise when the snow melts and the grass is visible once again. Needless to say, there were few surprises this year due to the lack of snow. Some lawns, however, may have still suffered winter damage. This damage can range from fungal diseases to snow […]

Be Sure Your Lawn Mower Is Ready Before You Need It

Lawn mowing season will be here before you know it. Will you be ready? Last fall, I gave you some tips for preparing your mower to overwinter. Now it’s time to get the mower ready to operate once again. If you followed my advice last fall, you only have to pull it out and crank […]

Time For Spring Clean Up

Spring clean up is one of the most important landscaping functions, yet it isn’t high on most people’s priority list. Why? I think one reason is that people take the name too literally and approach the task from an aesthetic perspective. However, there’s also a biological reason for cleaning up your yard in the spring. […]

Pruning Shrubs & Ornamental Trees

The lower branches on your shrubs and ornamental trees are especially susceptible to winter damage. This damage could be from wind, snow or animals. These branches are the food that sustains deer and a variety of rodents, including field mice and rabbits. Now that spring is beginning to appear, it’s time to prune out any […]