is a great time to evaluate the condition of your
yard and garden. The American Nursery &
Landscape Association (ANLA) offers the following
clip and save list of springtime gardening
a lawn maintenance program. Fertilize, seed or
mow, based on turf requirements.
pre-emergent weed control according to label.
testing determines pH and reveals which nutrients
your garden is lacking. Some nurseries sell soil
testing kits. For further assistance, contact a
cooperative extension agent.
flower beds. Till soil and remove dead plant
material, including winter mulch. Add aged manure
or compost to keep beds healthy. Spread a layer of
new mulch and divide perennials, if necessary.
new perennials before summer heat begins.
back ornamental grasses.
spring flowering shrubs after bloom: azaleas,
broad-leafed evergreens like hollies to reduce
size or maintain shape.
young specimen trees before they leaf out. Remove
damaged and crossing branches or limbs which may
be obstructing pedestrians and structures. Pruning
encourages a strong central leader branch and an
attractively shaped tree.
young trees and shrubs to encourage growth.
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