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Last Update 06/03/08

Spring Gardening Checklist

Time to evaluate the condition of your yard and garden


Spring 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 chores.

Launch a lawn maintenance program. Fertilize, seed or mow, based on turf requirements.

Apply pre-emergent weed control according to label.

Soil 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.

Prepare 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.

Plant new perennials before summer heat begins.

Cut back ornamental grasses.

Prune spring flowering shrubs after bloom: azaleas, clerodendron, etc.

Prune broad-leafed evergreens like hollies to reduce size or maintain shape.

Prune 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.

Fertilize young trees and shrubs to encourage growth.

Visit a garden center for an inspiring way to celebrate spring!

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