LATE WINTER/EARLY SPRING
- Fertilize dormant plants and
beds and mulch.
- Begin pruning shrubs, vines, berries,
fruit trees; add to compost.
- DO NOT prune Spring bloomers now!
- Apply dormant oil spray
- Remove suckers
and damaged growth from Spring flowering trees & shrubs
- Transplant dormant deciduous and evergreen
- Spring cleanup:
remove winter mulches & protection,
water plants breaking dormancy
- Plant/transplant roses, ground covers,
daylilies, cool season annuals and vegetables
- Shear or mow groundcovers
- Fertilize trees, shrubs, ground covers,
vines, perennials, and bulb beds.
LATE SPRING/EARLY SUMMER
- Mulch trees, shrubs and beds
- Prune spring flowering trees and shrubs,
AFTER bloom, NOT before!
- Deadhead flowers to promote rebloom;
pinch Asters and Mums to encourage branching
- Fertilize perennials, annuals and
- Edge borders, weed and irrigate if
- Weed (when soil is damp will be easiest)
- Pinch, deadhead, and train vines on
trellises; add to and turn compost pile
- Fertilize evergreens and vegetables
- Spray herbicide where needed
- Cultivate lightly to reduce compaction
- Plant Fall blooming bulbs
- Prune and train espaliers, topiaries
- Continue composting, weeding and watering,
- Begin Fall cleanup, edge beds and
- Prepare beds for Fall and Spring planting.
- Set out cool season annuals
- Plant/transplant evergreen trees and
shrubs, deciduous plants after leaf fall
- Prune late summer blooming shrubs
LATE FALL/EARLY WINTER
- Water till ground freezes
- Cleanup perennial beds; plant Spring
- Fertilize trees and shrubs when dormant
- Add winter plant protection, spray
- Water if dry