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.