April Garden Tips – It’s About Color & Health

The color of spring begins with the first spring bulbs and pussy willows, followed by forsythia, magnolias, red bud, dogwoods, and a host of others. Tulips make a dramatic display; a signature of springtime and the beginning of a new season.

It is our privilege to help your landscape perform to its best advantage, heralding a new season of fresh growth, health and beauty for all to enjoy.

Lawns have been subjected to the hardship of winter weather and need help to make the transition from dormancy to new growth, bringing back the beauty of a healthy green lawn.

Beyond the immediacy of returning your lawn to healthy growth, is the necessary preparation to help your lawn withstand the difficulties caused by the heat and stresses of the coming summer weather.

It is imperative that lawns are prepared for these stresses by assisting them to grow new roots which will form the foundation of strength that enables the turf to get through tough times. Therefore, your lawn needs to be fed with a balanced fertilizer. Further, bare spots caused by snow mold, ice and snow need to be ‘healed’ with new seeds.

Your shrubs need to be inspected, pruned as required, and also fed to invigorate the new season’s growth of leaves, needles and blossoms.
The light green of emerging leaves and needles contrasts with the colorful blossoms of evergreens like azalea, rhododendron, laurel, andromeda.

The color that naturally comes with springtime can be extended through the rest of the season with later blooming shrubs and trees, and especially perennials and annuals.

We have included several suggestions which we hope you will explore for your garden’s beauty, as well as for cultural practices that are essential for a beautiful landscape that is less expensive to conserve because fundamental horticultural practices are being followed.

 

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