Can’t wait for tomatoes!
Gardening Calendar – March
* Begin planning your annual & vegetable garden. Remember what worked for you last year & what didn’t.
* A VERY COOL vegetable garden-planning web-site is www.plangarden.com . They offer a free trial subscription AND you can view other gardeners’ gardens as well. (Check out our manager’s garden – you can even rate it! Her garden is “amythurrott”.)
* Days are getting longer, so now is the time to repot or divide your houseplants. Add a slow-release fertilizer (such as Osmocote) to a soil-less potting mix.
And Gumpf’s has just received a shipment of NEW pottery in case your plants have outgrown their “homes”.!
* Get your lawn mower serviced if you did not do so in fall. Sharpen the blade.
Gardening Calendar – April
* Pansies are fine to plant now – they don’t mind the cold.
* Perennial plants will be arriving at Gumpf’s in late April – shop early for the best selection.
* Divide overgrown perennials & daffodils.
* Sow annual or vegetable seeds indoors using seed starter which allows for good drainage & less chance of rot. Gumpf Gardens carries all the supplies you need.
* Reseed bare spots in your lawn with best seed available. Check seed label for % of weed seed. Don’t plant weeds!
(DO NOT use crabgrass preventer in spring when reseeding as it will interfere with your grass seed’s germination.)
* Use a slow release fertilizer for roses, perennials & shrubs. Fertilizer stakes work great for trees.
* Roses can be planted as soon as the ground is not frozen.
* For best results, apply Bayer’s 3-in-1 not only to fertilize, but also to discourage insects & fungus (“leaf spot”).
* Prune out any dead wood from roses, trees & shrubs.
* DO NOT prune spring flowering shrubs as you would be cutting off your spring flowers. Prune “suckers” (vertical shoots from the base of trees) back to trunk.
* Spray fruit trees & magnolias with dormant oil.
- Buy a Gumpf Gardens Gift card for your favorite gardener. (See how sneaky we are! We just slid this one in!) Available in any amount, it makes a great gift.