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Spring gardening tips


Bulbs

When bulbs are finished blooming, wait until they turn yellow and fall over before you cut
or mow the bulb foliage. There are nutrients in the greenery and cutting them back will
deprive you of great looking blossoms this spring. Don't tie the foliage to keep it up
straight. you will choke them preventing them from getting necessary nutrients. You can

always hide droopy die-back by planting later blooming perennials. Always plant bulbs with
pointy side up for the fastest and strongest blooms. Blooms are more likely to come back
year after year if they are planted in a well drained spot in sandy humus enriched soil


Geranium

Some trailing geranium can grow 2 to 3 feet long.They look great cascading

from containers or hanging baskets or even window boxes.


Fertilizers

Early fertilizer can stunt back or even kill spring weeds. There are many types on the
market, pick a fertilizer or pre-emergent that is suitable for your area.

Most Lawn care folks say fertilize every 6 to 8 weeks, with a slow release fertilizer.

I personally say 8 weeks with a slow release fertilizer. If you have a tender grass like
Fescue you should use a mild fertilizer.Remember, early fertilizer can stunt back
or even kill weeds, So practice this well.

 

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