Here is a list of things you can start on now:
Mulching – perfect to start now! It can even protect some of those perennials that are coming up during some of these cold spring nights.
Lime – absolutely!
Fertilizer – great time to green things up! Milorganite is our personal favorite as it’s non-burning.
Potatoes & Onions – there’s a farmers belief that they should be in the ground the full moon before Easter.
Seeds – there are some garden seeds you can start now: lettuce, spinach, radishes, and kohlrabi.
Things to wait on:
Crabgrass Preventer – wait until the soil is 55 degrees. A good indicator on when the best time to lay this is when the Forsythia bush starts to bloom. That shouldn’t be too much longer now as most are starting to bud right now!
Preen – you can lay this after you first weed your garden. Remember that Preen is a preventer, not a killer, so it won’t kill weeds that are already established. It will prevent most of them from coming back once you’ve already cleared them all out though. It is recommended to be laid monthly after your first initial weeding.
Grass Seed – this one is a bit tricky to access. Spring seeding is an option for cool-season grasses. Aim to lay this seed down during the day when temperatures are between 60 – 75 degrees Fahrenheit to adhere to the optimal soil temperatures for cool-season grass seed germination.
As always, OERTHERS is here for you to answer any questions you have!
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