April Gardening TipsPerennial and Herbaceous Plants
Spring blooming plants are breaking buds. It’s a great time to get them in the ground and prune back the established ones you already have. You can aid in vitalizing your garden by planting native pollinator plants near your ornamentals and vegetables. Preventitive Practices
- Manage weeds early before they get out of control.
- Use cultural controls to aid in prevention.
- Examples can be found on OSU’s Extension website.
- Our favorite cultural control is called carbohydrate starvation.
- Look up environmentally friendly recipes or use horticultural and botanical oils.
- Use pesticides or other chemical controls only as a last resort.
- Plant row crops to mediate weeds and pests.
- Research crops to control specific pest issues in your garden.
Our frosty days are behind us so you can finally apply fertilizer to your lawn. For well-established lawns, the suggestion is about a pound of nitrogen per thousand square feet. We carry both a starter (10-20-20) and an established lawn (25-7-12) fertilizer for your convenience. After your initial round, it’s a good practice to fertilize every 3-4 months during the active growing season.
*It’s a good habit to participate in sustainable practices and avoid applying fertilizer prior to a rain or over-watering after application. This will prevent the runoff of nutrients.
If you need to rejuvenate any areas in your lawn, it’s the best time to do so. You can regrade low spots, dead or damaged areas, and reseed. We offer two varieties of grass seed to meet your needs.
If you are wanting to replace your lawn this year, we now offer sod.
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