Think Spring – In the Garden

Bumblebee on a Bergamot_FBAct now for a beautiful yard that is easy on you and the environment:

• Mulch your garden beds after spring weeding to limit weeds and prepare for the warmer weather ahead.

• Plant new plants through mid-May; otherwise wait until fall. Use the ‘right plant in the right place’ for plants that thrive in your yard’s conditions with less maintenance.

• If your lawn needs it, now is the time to aerate, dethatch, and overseed.

• Sharpen the blades on your mulching mower and mow high (two inches) for a better looking, healthier lawn.

• If you want to fertilize your lawn, fertilize in May with a ‘natural organic’ or ‘slow-release’ product. Don’t fertilize again until September.

Visit www.savingwater.org for more yard tips. For free answers to all your gardening questions contact the Garden Hotline at 206-633-0224, or at www.gardenhotline.org.

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