Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Lawn and Garden FAQ

At this time of year I get the same questions over and over.
Here are the very brief answers to some of them.

Lawn seeding - wait a couple more weeks. The soil is still too cold.

Crabgrass control – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Put this down when the lilacs are starting to bloom.

Lawn mowing – way too early. Take the time to get the lawn mower blades sharpened now.

Container gardens – replace the soil for a fresh start.

Cut back spirea and potentilla shrubs back to about two inches above the soil.

Average last frost free date – about May 10.

Cool weather crops – plant pansies, radish, lettuce and peas.

For more information on cool weather crops, click here.

Make your day a good one.

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