There may still be snow on the ground, but believe it or not,
spring is on its way now that it's finally February. While it may not feel that
spring is approaching shortly, there are some things you can do to start
preparing your lawn for spring. Below, we've compiled a list of the most
frequently asked questions:
Q: When should I fertilize my lawn?
A: Late spring (late May/early June)
It's no secret that grass needs an even supply of nitrogen and other nutrients
in order to grow but it's important to avoid fertilizing your lawn until late
spring. Applying fertilizer too early in the season could throw off the whole
process; grass "wakes up" in the spring and enters a natural growth
cycle. Instead, wait until late May/early June to fertilize your lawn, just
before the summer heat rolls in.
Q: When can
I begin planting a vegetable garden?
spring or after the last frost, depending on the vegetable
spring, approximately two weeks before the last average frost date in your
area, you can plant the following vegetables outdoors: lettuce, beets, carrots,
radishes, dill, cilantro, cabbage, broccoli, celery, kale, and potatoes. The
following must wait until the average last frost date before planting outdoors:
plant beans, corn, melons, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins,
eggplant, and basil.
Q: When can
I begin planting flower seeds?
March, and April, depending on the type of flower
Hardier flowers that are tolerant to the cold may be planted
outdoors as early as February but ones that are tender to the cold must be
started indoors if planted before the last frost of the season. Below is a
guide to which flowers to plant outdoors when.
Alendula (Calendula officinalis), bachelor button (Cenia turbinata), wallflower
(Erysimum spp.) and clarkia (Clarkia spp.)
March: Cosmos (Cosmos spp.), dianthus (Dianthus spp.), nicotiana (Nicotiana
spp.) and zinnias (Zinnia spp.)
April: All warm season flowers may be planted outdoors.
Q: What can
I do about leftover leaves and debris?
A: A great yard vacuum system can eliminate the backbreaking work of raking
After all the snow and ice melts, it's likely you're stuck with a
nice coating of old leaves and debris left over from late fall if you didn't
opt for leaf removal in November. The Cyclone Rake can make this grueling step
easy for you by picking up any debris that isn't hard frozen to the ground; a
task that would've taken days of hard labor can take just a few easy hours with
the Cyclone Rake. This yard vacuum
system is able to pick up pine needles, pinecones, acorns, and other nuts
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