Good Morning !
I am going to just "wing" todays post and review what I have been doing in my flower beds this past week. Hopefully you are moving right along as well.
By now and depending on where you live your perennials should be starting to wake up from their long winter sleep.
I have cleaned out around all of mine and trimmed back the dead branches.
I tackled my miniature Butterfly Bush, trimming the bare branches back to 12" in height. I see a lot of new growth.
We are having new mulch applied to my flower beds and our landscaper friend suggested we pull off all the old mulch, which we did.
I have pulled any weeds coming up and laid down a good covering of Preen.
This is awesome stuff and was suggested by our landscaper friend to use. For those that live in the Southern part of the U.S. , did you know they make one just for you?
For my numerous azaleas and mini rhododendrons, I have sprayed them for any possible insect problem that may start due to our winter and gave them a good fertilizing.
I have also planted tulips that I received as a gift from my daughter at Easter and transplanted a Stella O D'oro Daylily.
Here is a tip for weed control: When you see grass growing up in between your plants, whether they be bushes, ground covers or whatever, it is difficult to treat. I would try to pull it out by the roots, which at times was not too successful. Did you know you can just "paint" on the grass or weed killer? Just apply it with a sponge applicator and paint it. This way, it will not hurt your bushes or ground cover. :)
Do you have any tips you can share? If so, please comment below,