With the official arrival of spring, we’ve had a lot of happy goings on at the Farm this week.
Pansies, fruit & edible trees, deciduous trees, shrubs, seed potatoes, onion sets, garlic & horseradish have all arrived and are ready for you to pick up!
The clocks will spring forward one hour this Saturday, March 7, 2020 overnight into Sunday, March 8, so we’ll be getting an extra hour of daylight starting this weekend as well!
You’ll want to use that extra hour of hopeful sunshine this month to follow the suggestions from our nursery:
If you haven’t already, you can start cleaning and prepping your beds, and toward the end of this month, you can fertilize your trees & shrubs so they’re full and happy for the season.
The best time for clean-up and pruning is before any new growth appears on your trees, shrubs & plants such as hydrangeas, crape myrtles, spireas, weigela, rose of Sharon, boxwoods, roses and ornamental grasses.
IMPORTANT: do not prune spring flowering plants such as lilac, viburnum, forsythia, sandcherry, azalea, rhododendron, quince, witchazel until they have finished blooming.
Rake up and remove any old leaf litter around trees and shrubs and in your beds.
We carry organic and conventional fertilizer options- organic options are: Tree Tone, Plant Tone or Holly Tone; Fertilome is our conventional fertilizer.
For weed prevention in your landscape beds, we recommend Dimension or Preen, spread throughout the beds in late March to late April. Be sure to follow instructions on the bag, as they will tell you how much to use per square foot and whether gloves are recommended.
The arrival of spring can also signal the unwelcome return of garden pests such as moles. They are just itching to wreak havoc in your yard, and make a mess of all your hard work. Our go-to mole repellent is MOLESCRAM in granular form and Fertilome’s Mole-Go in liquid hose-end application, so leave the Whack-a-Mole skills for the arcade and avoid the pest frustration before they start giving you a headache.
We’re thrilled to be shooing Old Man Winter out the door, and looking forward to helping you usher in the beauty and wonder of Spring in Cincinnati.