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Timely Tips for Garden Success - Spring

Spring is the time to rejuvenate a tired winter garden. By turning over the soil, while still somewhat moist from Winter, and adding amendments, your ground will be ready for all the new plants, flowers and vegetables that will add color to your garden. So don't delay, start today.

Now is the time to see our large selection of roses in all of their blooming glory. We have a nice selection of roses to choose from! We also have a great selection of fruit trees including Pluots. Our staff of fruit tree experts has the latest information on varieties, taste tests, planting and pruning techniques to help you enjoy more from your home orchard. Don't forget to plant your shade trees now, to take advantage of their cooling shade in summer. We stock a large selection of evergreen and deciduous trees. If you can't find what you are looking for, we'll be happy to special order it for you. 

Early Spring is the best time to aerate your lawn. Feed lawns now with an application of Master Nursery Crabgrass Preventer. Control existing weeds with Master Nursery Weed N Feed. Remember to start raising your mowing height, as the weather gets warmer. Prevent and control lawn disease with a suitable anti-disease product. Not sure what you need? Come see our knowledgeable staff.

Feed shrubs and trees every 2 months with an All Purpose fertilizer. Azaleas, Camellias, Gardenias and Rhododendron should be fed every 2 months after they have finished blooming with a fertilizer for acid loving plats. Prune out any branches damaged by frost after last frost has passed, usually around mid-March.

Feed roses every 4-6 weeks March thru October with Master Nursery Formula 49.  Control aphids, spider mites and thrips with an Insecticidal Soap. Prevent and control black spot, powdery mildew and rust with a fungicideAvoid night watering. Deadhead spent blooms as needed.

If you haven't done so, give fruit trees their first feeding. To control insects such as aphids and whitefly, spray as needed with a spray oil . Clean and prune to shape citrus trees.  Hang Moth Traps in apple/pear trees to prevent wormy fruit.

Energize tired beds by working in a good soil amendment into existing soil. Feed flowers every two weeks. Feed vegetables with a vegetable fertilizer as directed. To control caterpillars on petunias, geraniums, snapdragon and tomatoes spray every 7-10 days with Spinosad.  Protect plants from slugs, snails, earwigs and sow bugs with a pet-safe slug bait.
Plant summer bulbs now to emerge in Summer months.  Begonias, lilies, etc.  Use bone meal in the bulb holes to help get a good start on root system.

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