Its time to visit your nearest Plant Shed to see our extensive line of trees, shrubs, spring bulbs, and spring blooming annuals, as well as our complete line of perennials.
Now is the time to scalp your lawn to remove all of the old growth and help expose the new growth to warm sunlight. Set your mower a couple of levels lower than usual. Collect the clippings and use in compost.
Remove dead blooms from spring blooming bulb and let foliage of bulb die down natural, do not remove before. This will allow the bulb to store food for next season if it is a repeat bloomer.
Continue to divide and separate all blooming perennials as soon as possible before a fresh new flush of growth begins to appear.
Prune spring flowering shrubs just as soon as they are done blooming.
Make sure you have done your 1st application of pre-emergent weed control to help prevent crabgrass and grass bur from invading your lawn.
Control non-grassy weeds (hen bit, chickweed, and other broad leaf weeds) with a broad leaf weed control once the night temperatures remain above 70o.
Control powdery mildew and blackspot on roses and other ornamentals and flowering shrubs with a listed fungicide. Be sure to follow the directions specified on the product table.
Plant tomatos and peppers as soon as the threat of freeze is past or protect from cold nights or unexpected cold. Also plant beans, melons, cucumbers, corn, and squash. Feed with a well balanced fertilizer like a 20-20-20 or 10-10-10 or 13-13-13.
Begin to look for insects, especially aphids, they thrive on the new soft foliage of plants fresh growth. Spray with a recomended insecticide. Always follow directions on the label. More is not always better. It can potentially harm your plant.
Fertilize pecan trees with a high nitrogen (N) fertilizer with extra zinc.