Seasonal Gardening Calendar

January

FIRST WEEK: • Prepare beds for bare-root roses that will soon arrive in nurseries. Dig an area four feet wide and twelve...

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February

FIRST WEEK: • Prune apple and pear trees now – but postpone peach pruning until mid-March. see Home Garden Apples • It’s...

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March

FIRST WEEK: Fertilize pansies. Since the soil is warming, use any water soluble houseplant fertilizer, one half pint to one pint of...

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April

FIRST WEEK: • Divide over-wintered baskets of Boston fern into four sections. Plant new hanging baskets using two sections of fern in...

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May

FIRST WEEK: • No matter which grass, your turf will look its best if you follow a calendar of maintenance tasks. Download...

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June

FIRST WEEK: • How much water should you apply? Each week a shrub needs one gallon per foot of height. Visit Shrub...

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July

FIRST WEEK: Choosing a watermelon for the Fourth? Slap it to determine ripeness. Good ones sound hollow; unripe ones sound like you’re...

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August

FIRST WEEK: Water figs deeply now as they begin to ripen. Harvest every morning, before the birds can do their damage. More...

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September

FIRST WEEK: Fertilize salvia and chrysanthemums with liquid plant food. They will reward you with lots of blooms later this fall. see...

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October

FIRST WEEK: Fall fescue planting season officially begins! Watering restrictions are still in force in many places so make SURE you have...

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November

FIRST WEEK: Blow or rake fallen leaves regularly from newly planted fescue lawns. Remove as many acorns as possible from all lawns....

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December

FIRST WEEK: Continue to spot-spray or dig out chickweed, violets and wild onions you find in your lawn.  see Chickweed Control Rake the...

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