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Gardening Calendar

January
Plan garden changes for the coming spring
Order seeds for spring
Brush heavy snows from shrubs
Feed the birds!

February
Clean, sharpen and oil metal garden tools
Clean up and organize potting and storage area
Plan a new deck, patio, arbor or other garden feature
Enjoy the winter garden!

March
Clean up any winter debris, leaves, etc.
Inspect trees and shrubs for winter damage
Plant bare-root trees, shrubs and perennials
Prune trees and shrubs that bloom on new growth
Visit a garden show!

April
Take snow blower in for tune up and "summarizing”
Plant peas, salad greens and other cool weather vegetable crops
Divide perennials
Plant trees and shrubs
Clean water garden and reset plants at appropriate level
Aerate lawn Apply fertilizer, weed and crab grass controls to lawn
Edge beds, apply new mulch
Enjoy the bulbs you planted last fall!

May
Plant annuals and vegetable garden after average date of last frost
Plant window boxes and patio or deck containers
Replace annual water garden plants; test water
Plant perennials
Plant tender bulbs such as gladioli and dahlias
Set up and restart irrigation system
Take pictures of your beautiful garden!

June
Prune trees and shrubs that bloom on last year’s growth (azaleas, lilac, etc.)
Plant new perennials
Prune perennials for lush growth and repeat bloom
Visit a botanical garden or arboretum!

July
Monitor irrigation system for efficiency and proper performance
Weed as necessary
Monitor for pests Enjoy your garden!

August
Weed as necessary
Monitor for pests
Harvest and preserve vegetables
Enjoy your garden’s bounty!

September
Fertilize lawn with winterizing fertilizer
Plant cool weather salad greens
Plant mums, pansies and other cool weather color
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials
Harvest and preserve vegetables
Enjoy the mild, shortening days!

October
Plant spring bulbs (daffodil, tulip, hyacinth, etc.)
Dig, dry and store tender bulbs such as gladioli and dahlias
Cut back, divide and replant perennials
Bring in potted annuals
Protect young trees and shrubs from winter deer damage
Clean up vegetable garden
Decorate for Halloween!

November
Rake leaves and other debris from lawn and beds
Give lawn a final cut for winter
Bring in deck and lawn furniture, clean and cover
Clean and winterize water garden and set hardy plants in deeper water
Prune trees and shrubs
Give trees and shrubs last watering
Turn off, purge and winterize irrigation system
Decorate for Thanksgiving!

December
Place greens and holly boughs in outdoor pots and planters
Take mower in for tune up and sharpening
Put up a bird feeder for winter and a bird house for spring
Decorate for Christmas and Hanukkah!




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