- Apply dormant spray to trees, shrubs, & roses (1 of 3) and to peaches (2 of 4).
- Transplant trees & shrubs now.
- Mulch roses if weather requires.
- Shop early for best selection of holiday greens, Christmas trees, poinsettias, amaryllis.
- Apply dormant spray to trees, shrubs, & roses (2 of 3) and to peaches (3 of 4).
- Mulch plants to protect from cold.
- Take Christmas trees to be recycled as mulch.
- Keep bird feeders filled - food is scarce now!
- Buy Northwest Flower & Garden Show tickets!
- Best selection of roses and fruit trees!
- Plant primroses, pansies for early color.
- Shop for berries, asparagus, rhubarb, garlic, and potatoes.
- Purchase fragrant flowering shrubs such as witch hazel,daphne, and sarcococca.
- Apply final dormant spray to peaches, deciduous trees, shrubs, & roses.
- Prune fruit trees; purchase Orchard Mason Bees to pollinate them.
- Plant sweet peas as soon as the soil is warm enough.
- Bait for slugs with a pet-safe slug bait such as Sluggo™ or Worry Free™.
- Plant evergreen perennials: heuchera, hellebores, euphorbias, & more.
- Cultivate vegetable garden; add fertilizer, compost, and lime.
- Plant peas, potatoes, onions, cabbage family, lettuce, and spinach.
- Lawn care: mow, thatch, and apply fertilizer and moss control.
- Prune roses and remove mulch.
- Groom your perennial beds; remove old foliage, fertilize lightly, and top dress with compost.
- Fresh selection of perennials, shrubs, and trees arriving now at SKY NURSERY.
- Fertilize rhododendrons and trees.
- Shop for summer-blooming bulbs.
- Orchard Mason Bees will pollinate your plants as the weather warms.
- Start tuberous begonias indoors for full summer baskets.
- Lots of spring color in now! Brighten your garden.
- Plant cold tolerant bedding plants such as alyssum and dusty miller.
- Lawn care: MOW! When the soil warms, treat for crane fly larvae with beneficial nematodes.
- Continue to plant March vegetables; start planting carrots, beets, leeks, Oriental greens.
- Bait for slugs with a pet-safe slug bait like Sluggo or Worry Free.
- Apply organic fertilizers with mycorrhizae.
- Plant summer bulbs: dahlia, glads, lilies, tons more.
- A mild winter means bugs and slugs are more prevalent than ever-keep a close watch on your plants!
- Fertilize rhododendrons after bloom and remove spent flowers. Keep watered during the summer to ensure good flower bud set for next year.
- Apply organic lawn food and dolomite lime to your lawn. If necessary, seed or re-seed now.
- Prune spring-flowering shrubs after bloom.
- Remove spent flowers from spring-flowering bulbs. Leave the foliage until it has withered and turned brown.
- Fertilize roses with alfalfa meal, Sul-Po-Mag, and organic rose food. Watch for aphids on new growth.
- Mulch with Cedar Grove Compost to help conserve moisture.
- Plant tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, beans, corn, and other warm season vegetables.
- Fertilize heavy blooming annuals such as fuchsias, begonias, & geraniums every two weeks.
- Great selection of herbs, bedding plants, vegetables, perennials, groundcovers, and ferns available now.
- Plant containers with blooming annuals for color all summer. Top dress with Osmocote.
- Groom perennials; feed with organic fertilizer to encourage continued bloom.
- Continue to fertilize bedding plants and annuals. Protect your new transplants from heat!
- Water DEEPLY so you won't need to water so often.
- Keep weeds pulled!
- Plant your basil outdoors now.
- Lawn care: water about 1" once a week. Use E-Z-Wet or Perc-o-late to keep lawns lush. Mow a little higher (2-2-1/2") to shade the grass roots. Use a mulching mower and leave the clippings on.
- Deadhead annuals to promote continued flowering; keep fertilizing.
- Fertilize the vegetable garden. Plant fall/winter crops: carrots, beets, broccoli, and gourmet greens.
- Fertilize roses with steer manure and organic rose food.
- Water your shrubs and perennial beds DEEPLY to encourage deeper rooter systems.
- Shop for spring-flowering bulbs: daffodils, crocus, tulips, hyacinths, and exotics.
- Lawn care: mow, fertilize, thatch, and lime. Good time to seed new lawns or to lay sod. If cranefly larvae levels are high, control now and in October.
- Plant mums, dusty miller, pansies, flowering kale for fall and winter color.
- Plant fall and winter vegetable transplants now.
- September and October are excellent times to plant trees and shrubs.
- Mulch perennials and semi-hardy plants.
- After the first frost, cut fuchsias back to the edge of the basket and store for the winter. Check monthly for water.
- Dig up and store geraniums, tuberous begonias.
- Reduce feeding and watering of houseplants.
- Divide perennials.
- Prune cane berries.
- Keep leaves raked off lawn; recycle by composting.
- Cut back mums to 6" when they finish blooming.
- Finish planting bulbs!
- Keep weeds pulled! Control shotweed now.
- Clean up and cut back perennial beds.
- Plant budded camellias now.
- Winterize ponds and fountains.
- Mid-month: spray peach trees for leaf curl (1 of 4).
- Fertilize lawns with a good fall fertilizer.
- Birds need food, shelter, and water for the winter! Click here for information on Sky's supplies for birds and bird lovers.