March 10th, 2012
David Meeker of Porthole Design illustrates creative options to replace lawn. On tour, visit a garden that replaced lawn with wildlife discovery. Daphne Richards explains when to prune our winter gardens. Certified Arborist Guy LeBlanc has tips to prevent oak wilt and when to prune susceptible oak trees.
Tips of the Week
Compost ornamentals, trees, and the lawn. On the lawn: don't apply more than about 1/4 inches. Around trees, do not pile anything up against the trunk of the tree
Continue planting lettuce, chard, carrots, radish, broccoli, spinach, greens and herbs: dill, fennel, oregano, parsley, and thyme.
Plant asparagus crowns, onions, and artichokes.
Prune asparagus foliage to the ground to encourage emerging spears.
Fertilize vegetable crops and winter annuals.
Prune woody dormant plants.
Prune trees, especially oak trees susceptible to oak wilt.
Prune crape myrtles.
Avoid pruning evergreen shrubs for another month.
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Question of the Week
When can I prune?
Helen Roberts | Bridget Lane Discovery Garden Design