Plant bareroot grapes, berries,& fruit trees. Give them a good start by using GREENALL FIR MULCH and SURE START FERTILIZER or DR.EARTH STARTER FERTILIZER
Choose and plant Camellias while in bud and bloom
Dormant spray your fruit trees and ornamentals using MONTEREY HORTICULTURAL OIL mixed with LIQUICOP
Prune your roses, fruit trees, crape myrtles, and most deciduous shade trees
Feed winter annuals such as primrose, stock, pansy, poppies & violas using GREENALL MULTIPURPOSE 16-16-16 or DR. EARTH ALL PURPOSE 4-4-4
Feed your lawn BOLERO LAWN FOOD or DR.EARTH LAWN FOOD
Plant a few gladiolus bulbs each month through spring-starting mid-month
Plan your summer veggie garden but do not plant it yet!
Clean up leaf litter around plants and trees to prevent disease
Check irrigation-shut off if rains come-drain drip systems to protect from freezing
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Use PROHIBIT PRE-EMERGENT LAWN FOOD -apply it once the forsythia’s bloom
Spray dormant sprays (again) on fruit trees before the buds break.
Last chance to prune roses and spray with dormant spray
Remove fallen flowers from around camellias to prevent disease
Plant bareroot! Give them a good start by using GREENALL FIR MULCH AND SURE START FERTILIZER or DR. EARTH STARTER FERTILIZER
Make sure that outdoor plants protected by roof eaves get a drink of water
Plant native wildflower seeds outdoors-especially California Poppies!
Apply pre-emergents to your flower beds, barked areas, gravel walkways etc. to prevent weeds from germinating. MONTEREY WEED STOPPER liquid.
Plant garlic, onion, and potatoes outdoors
Flush your drip system and repair if needed. Check your sprinklers too.
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Begin feeding your entire yard with DR.EARTH ALL PURPOSE ORGANIC FERTILIZER
Feed Camellias, Azaleas, and Rhododendrons this month with DR. EARTH RHODODENDRON, AZALEA, AND CAMELLIA FOOD
Check for aphids, snails, and slugs. Apply MONTEREY SLUGGO PLUS OR SLUGGO now for the snails.
Hang coddling moth traps in your apple and pear trees when blossoms open to prevent worms
Prune & clean up winter bloomers
Plant cool season veggies and flowers-visit the nursery for the best supply-start warm season veggie and flower seeds indoors for May planting in your yard.
Prep garden beds by adding organic matter, compost, and/or manure
Plant summer bulbs like gladiolus, lilies and dahlias
Feed established fruit trees and berries DR. EARTH ALL PURPOSE or FRUIT TREE FERTILIZER
Flush and repair drip systems and sprinklers (if you did not in February)
Turn your compost pile to activate it-it will be very happy
If deer are a problem-begin using LIQUID FENCE, DEER. STOPPER deer repellants.
Cut back summer & fall flowering Clematis to the strongest stems-feed and mulch roots.
Begin to cut back your deciduous ornamental grasses-if they need to be divided, now is the time to do it. Cut within a few inches of the ground depending on variety.
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