Monday, March 17, 2008
Get Ready to Get Your Hands Dirty!
As we begin to have some warmer days, we start itching to get outside and get dirty -there are a few things we can do to help us get a healthy start on our spring gardening. In Kentucky, it is still to early to plant any type of annual, however, there are some things we can do as far as winter clean-up, dividing perennials, and preparation for glorious plantings!!!
Here are just a few things you can be doing to get a jump on spring gardening:
*Trim dried foliage from monkey grass a couple of inches above new growth.
*It's a great time to divide and transplant late-blooming perennials. You can do this when the new growth is approximately 2-4 inches tall.
*If you have some lawn damage or bare spots in your yard, fill in areas with soil and reseed. Lawn seeding should be completed by the end of the month.
*A lil' tip - fertilize your lawn when the forsythia begins to bloom.
*Clean any containers or flower pots that you previously used with a solution of bleach and water ( about a cup of bleach per gallon of water ) to remove any diseases left over from last year's beauties.
*It's a great time to start making plans for your spring plantings, window boxes and containers, that way when it is time to purchase beautiful flowers, you'll be prepared with a list and know the exact amounts you need. (But then again, can you ever have enough flowers? I don't think so!)
I better get busy to - Go Dig in the Dirt! Cathy Cobblestone