Saturday, April 05, 2008

Spring Jobs For Gardeners

Plant tropical and subtropical trees, shrubs, vines and groundcovers, warm-season annuals, vegetables and turfgrasses; hardy plants only as necessary (fall planing preferable).

Sow warm-season annuals, vegetables and turfgrasses.

Fertilize tropical and subtropical plants including fruit trees, camellias and warm-season turfgrasses.

Control aphids, mealybugs and other pests.

Spread mulch, build water-basins and maintain irrigation equipment.

Deep-water trees and shrubs after dry winters.

Water fall-planted stock carefully as the rainy season ends.

Attend botanic garden plant sales.

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