Time to think Spring!
We didn’t get any of our early gardening chores done in February because winter came late this year. All we did was shovel snow and get drenched in rain! Hopefully we are done with all of that and we can get out in the yard to pick up leaves, weed, and trim back any plants that browned out over winter. Shade trees should be trimmed, if needed, at the beginning of the month while they’re still dormant. Wait until the end of the month, when you see buds breaking, to trim your roses back. Do not trim any spring flowering shrubs until they are done blooming or you won’t have any blooms. Apply fertilizer and weed preventer at the end of the month to existing shrubs, trees, and perennial flowers so it is there when the plants are actively growing. Make sure you do not apply weed preventer or crabgrass control to anywhere you plan to sow grass, vegetable or flower seed. If you have any gardening questions, feel free to call the office at 724-837-4650.
Here at Country Farms, we are busy preparing for all of your spring gardening needs. Trees, shrubs, and perennials start arriving in mid-April, and annuals and tropicals at the end of April, early May. We have all of your organic and inorganic soils, fertilizers and sprays. We have a great selection of pottery, garden statues and fountains. We also have gift certificates for Easter, spring birthdays and retirement gifts!
See you soon!