We have good news, the “official” start of Spring, is on March 20th. With beautiful Spring weather looming, it is a great time celebrate the change of seasons and to start getting your spring gardening under way.
- March is a good time to transplant shrubs. You can move them as soon as the soil is workable, but before buds have swelled or broken open.
- March is also a good time to fertilize those shrubs.
- Divide and transplant summer blooming perennials now and fertilize established ones as soon as new growth appears.
- Fertilize tulips as foliage appears and make another application after flowering. Fertilize all other spring-flowering bulbs after flowering with bone meal or bulb booster.
- If weeds appear in bulb beds, remove them by hand rather than using a tool that can damage the bulb base.
- Remove mulch covers from roses, azaleas, clematis vines and other tender shrubs once nighttime temperatures rise into the 30s (but re-cover them if temperatures drop).
- Contact Northampton Nursery to discuss any landscape or hardscape projects you may considering.