Grizzly’s Garden Tips

  • Prepare a soil mix for starting seeds and raising vegetable and annual flower transplants indoors.
  • If the weather warms near the end of the month, rake off mulch on one bed to get ready for planting spring greens and onions.
  • Prune fruit, nut, and shade trees before dormancy ends.
  • Use dormant oil spray to help control scale on trees and shrubs.
  • Rake the lawn near the end of the month.
  • Mulch all garden pathways now to help suppress weeds
  • Turn under green manure crops
  • Top dress beds with compost or well-rotted manure
  • Add rock fertilizer to perennial beds
  • Remover winter mulch from roses; fertilize near the end of the month
  • Prune winter damaged cane from roses
  • Prune hibiscus, buddleia and other shrubs that bloom on new growth
  • Prune blueberry bushes, bramble fruits and grape vines before they break dormancy
  • Feed fruit trees with compost, well rotted manure and rock fertilizer