▪ Try double flowering knockout roses. The shrub roses are easy to care for and reward you with blooms from April through December.
▪ Prune azaleas as blooms fade. Never, ever, ever shear these shrubs. Prune the longest branches back to a main stem or to another branch further inside the shrub. It take more time this way, but in the long run you will actually prune less often.
▪ The pansies are looking pretty bad. Now is the time to replant those beds and containers with warm season annuals for a splash of color.
▪ Time to check the irrigation/sprinkler system. I don’t know about you, but every year my system needs some kind of tweaking. Need help? Call me.
▪ Have a dull, colorless spot in the garden? Buy a terracotta container measuring at least 20 inches across. Fill the container with colorful annuals and perennials.
▪ Let’s not forget about the indoor plants. Repot plants that have become pot bound. Remember to go up only one pot size. Increase the fertilizer schedule for the growing season.