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HOME and GARDEN: Seasonal Maintenance & Enhancement
WINTER: December- February
December – Flower of the Month – Narcissus
Stake young trees.
Replace rotting fence posts.
Make jellies and jams.
Make Christmas Wreaths.
Buy a Living Conifer Tree for Christmas.
Clean Gutters and Mulch Beds with leaves.
Decorate with Evergreens.
Be sure Birds have Food and Water.
Put Fireplace Ashes on beds.
Walk through Garden and envision new changes.
January- Flower of the Month – White Carnation
Mulch beds and rake leaves.
Clean gutters and drain lines
Harvest winter veggies
Repair raised beds and trellises
Order seeds for Spring
Clean up storm debris
Order bare root roses and fruit trees.
Add calcium to plants as needed.
Build Cold Frames.
Begin Pruning Deciduous trees and fruit trees.
February – Flower of the Month -Violets
Harvest Chard and Kale.
Plant Herb Garden.
Prune Grape Vines and Ornamental Vines
Sow Indoor Spring veggie seeds.
Prune bare root fruit trees
Sow peas in garden.
Spade in Cover Crops.
Spring: March – May
March – Flower of the Month – Daffodil
Divide Hostas and Daylilies, Peonies and Mums.
Clean Bird Houses and Bird baths.
Fertilize Evergreen Shrubs and Trees.
Prepare Potting Soil and Store.
Fertilize Roses and Perennials.
Plant Summer Flowering Bulbs.
Trouble shoot and Fine tune Irrigation System.
Reseed Bare Spots in lawns.
Sow Tomatoes, Eggplant and Pepper Seeds Indoors.
April – Flower of the Month – Sweet Pea
Plant rhubarb, potatoes,
Sow melon and cucumber seeds indoors.
Plant Gladiola bulbs, Marigolds and Cosmos.
Transplant cool crops.
Put floating row covers over cabbages.
Plant Asparagus bed.
Sow lettuce seeds
Deadhead all bloomers and prune flowering shrubs.
Bring out stored Geraniums and Fuschias.
Set out hanging baskets.
May- Flower of the Month- Lily of the Valley
Trap Moles and Gophers
Mulch New Trees and Shrubs.
Mow lawns at 2” high.
Prune Forsythia after flowering.
Remove yellow bulb foliage.
Fertilize Roses, Rhododendrons and Azaleas.
Set out Tomatoes, Peppers and Eggplant.
Put up supports for Cucumbers and Beans.
Summer: June – August
June- Flower of the Month- Rose
Sow Green Beans.
Sow Basil near Tomatoes.
Plant bolt resistant Lettuce.
Irrigate raised beds in early morning or evening.
Net Cherry Trees.
Hose off White Flies and Aphids use Insecticidal soap.
Move plants outdoors.
Thin seedlings and pull weeds.
Remove suckers from roses.
Tie up Tomatoes on stakes.
Thin Apples, Pears and fruit trees.
Prune Lilacs and deadhead Hydrangeas.
July- Flower of the Month – Larkspur
Plant infill and stake tall flowering Perennials
Cover Blueberries with Netting.
Harvest herbs for Drying.
Irrigate Asparagus and Weed.
Feed and Irrigate Corn and Tomatoes.
Plant Annuals for Fall Color.
Sow seeds for veggies.
Pinch back Basil.
Pick Green beans.
August- Flower of the Month – Gladiolas
Bait and Trap Yellow Jackets.
Irrigate and protect peppers from insects.
Remove blossoms to ripen Tomatoes.
Sow Turnip and Parsley.
Irrigate camellias deeply.
Plant Arugula and Mesculan.
Can and freeze Tomatoes and Peaches.
Pick cucumbers and pickle them.
Pick Bartlett Pears.
Take cuttings of Lavender and root.
Fall: September – November
September – Flower of the Month- Aster
Lift Onions and Dry
Harvest Table Grapes.
Harvest Roma Tomatoes and make sauce.
Can Bartlett Pears.
Harvest and store Apples.
Plant Garlic and Shallots.
Plant Spring Cabbage.
Pick up Fall leaves.
Clean spent veggie beds.
October – Flower of the Month – Calendula Pot Marigold
Order Bulbs for Fall plantings.
Dig and store Dahlias.
Mulch Annual Beds with Compost.Winterize Irrigation system.
Dig and Divide Perennials.
Pick and store Winter Squash.
Plant trees and shrubs.
Trap Gophers and Moles.
Clean and store winter squash
Disconnect and store hoses.
Clean leaves from gutters.
November – Flower of the Month- Chrysanthemum
Rake leaves and Compost
Mulch Asparagus beds with Oak leaves.
Force bulbs for Winter Color Indoors.
Plant a windowsill Herb Garden.
Prune Deciduous Hedges.
Cook and freeze Pumpkins for pies.
Remove withered stalks on Perennials
Mulch Rose beds.
Mulch Perennial beds.
Clean up yard for Holidays.
Harvest Brussel Sprouts.