|Daffodills in our front yard usher in the spring|
|Fountains and birdbaths are filled once again|
Paul James from the show "Gardening by the Yard" has these winter gardening tips...
- Prepare planting beds. Late winter is the ideal time to clean up flowerbeds by cutting back perennials and applying a layer of compost over the beds.
- Give ornamental grasses their annual haircut.
- Treating your trees with dormant oil spray can help keep damaging pests and disease away.
- Prune deciduous trees and shrubs as well as roses. Apply dormant oil spray to those same plants to control various pests and diseases.
- Weed-infested lawns will benefit from an application of pre-emergent herbicide.
- If you're forcing spring-flowering trees and shrubs into blooming indoors, now's the time to take cuttings.
- Late winter is also a good time to get power equipment serviced. If you wait until spring to have your equipment serviced, the service departments will be busy with the Spring rush. If you start early before the lines begin to form, you will be able to pick up your equipment in a few days rather than a few weeks
|Clean birdhouses ready for spring babies|
|Our colorful mason bee homes full of bees |
ready to work in our orchard
|No more ice on our pond!|
|A serenade from my friend|