Mid to late April

  • Make sure the pruners are sharp and gardening tools are in good working condition.
  • Stay off saturated lawn and garden areas to prevent damage to the soil structure.
  • Remove last years growth on perennials left on over winter to protect roots.
  • Remove entire tops of ornamental grasses and root-only hardy hydrangeas like “Endless Summer”.
  • Uncover any protection for other plants like roses and bulbs.
  • Remove tree wrap.
  • Cut-off any finished blossoms left from previous year for winter color like hydrangea trees.
  • Start watering as soon as frost is out to provide moisture to root zone especially for new plantings.
  • Start up your sprinkler system and check each zone for proper sprinkler coverage. Make sure watering is adequate and not wasteful. Have your sprinkler company make minor changes if needed.
  • Start planning your annual flower plantings for pots and in the ground.
  • Contact your designer to discuss any questions or additions you would like to make to your home’s gardens/landscape.