Woohoo! Spring is almost here. It’s that time of year to get your hands dirty and start working in your yard. I like to stay on top of my gardening chores. It doesn’t take long for nature to create a forest looking mess. Depending on your plant zone you may have already gotten these tasks done. These are the chores I typically do in late winter on days when the weather is nice. Start out by removing dead stalks from last year’s perennials like this sedum below. We’ve had unseasonable warm weather in February, so many perennials are starting to grow.
I cut back all of my grasses and my ‘Stella de Oro’ daylilies. That way I won’t have to look at any brown dead blades through the season.
Mow last year’s growth off from your lawn. A little later in the month I either apply early fertilizer or new seed.
This is also the time to prune ornamental shrubs such as the butterfly bush, crepe myrtle, weigela, and limelight hydrangea. Learn when to prune your shrubs because some are better pruned in the fall.
And lastly it’s time to start cleaning up those cool weather weeds such as henbit, chickweed, deadnettle and more.
I’ve got everything cleaned up for now. In a couple of weeks I’ll share my next round of tasks.