With spring upon us there’s much to do to get your lawn, garden and plants ready to go for the warmer months ahead.
- Thatch and/or aerate your lawn (this must be done before applying your pre-emergent weed control)
- Apply Fertilome For All Seasons Pre-emergent Weed Control with Fertilizer – this is for crabgrass control and other weeds
- Plant grass seed (do not use For All Seasons when seeding, use Fertilome New Lawn Starter in those areas)
- If you have brown spots from your pets, apply Lime or Gypsum to neutralize the soil
- Till your garden and apply either Milorganite, Fertilome Gardener’s Special or Espoma Garden Food as a broadcast
- Apply Espoma Worm Casings and Espoma Garden Manure
- Plant your seed potatoes and onions in early April to Mid-April – be sure to apply Hi-Yield Super Phosphate to these crops and others that are harvested for their roots or are produced underground like carrots, beets, parsnips etc.
- Mid-April plant earlier season vegetables such as radishes, carrots and beets.
- Late April and early May plant cabbage and other cole crops like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, etc.
Trees and Shrubs
- Start your fungicide applications when buds start breaking:
- Use Fertilome Broad Spectrum fungicide for leaf disease prevention such as anthracnose and leaf spot
- On fruit trees use Fertilome Fruit Tree spray for blight or Immunox for control on Cedar Apple Rust and many other diseases
- See our staff on frequency of applications.
- Fertilize with Fertilome Tree Food in Mid to late April
- Use Hi-Yield Iron with Soil Acidifier or Iron + for any trees showing iron deficiency last year
- In Mid-April start planting bareroot trees from us, of course
- Cut down any perennials that remain from last fall, including grasses
- Fertilize with Fertilome Garden Cote or Fertilome Rose and Flower Food for slow release fertilization
- In late April check out our selection of new varieties and oldies-but-goodies to add to your current gardens or start a new one
- Apply Hi Yield Herbicide Granules to all of your flower beds for protection against weeds germinating
- Start raking back leaves and mulch that were protecting your roses through the winter
- Cut back to the point of where new growth has started (you will see the winter-killed branches have turned a purple/brown and the new growth has a green tint to them)
- Apply Fertilome Rose and Flower Food every 6-8 weeks