As winters grip starts to let go there in WNY, many of you will catch the annual spring fever bug. Here are a handful of helpful garden tips.
Clean up your lawn & gardens: Any leaves, broken branches & debris should be raked up, removed & recycled. Clean up of lawns and beds will help prevent disease problems & ass curb appeal.
Identify & Apply: Very important that crabgrass control & turf food be applied in early spring (march-April). Undesirable crabgrass & weed seed can remain viable in the soil for 3 years. A pre-emergence application "prevents" undesirables from germinating. "Turf Line" 4 step solutions are effective & available at out garden centers. We also offer a lawn fertilization program which is applied by our certified applicators. Give our office a call.
A Time to Trim: Get educated on when, how & what to trim. A general trim of "at least" once every growing season is recommended. Often older plants become woody & unproductive. Bring in a photo or cutting to our garden center if you are unsure, for the right solutions.
Preen, Fertilize, Mulching: After cleaning, weeding & trimming, spring is a great time to keep your garden happy! Apply preen "pre-emergence" to help prevent new weeds from growing. Granular organic fertilizers are slow release and safe to use. Mulches come in a variety of choices and colors. They hold moisture, add soil texture & a finished look to the garden. All this is available in containers, bags or bulk at out garden centers.