Well it’s March. But, our weather has been as unpredictable, if not more so than it was in February! However, we promise the plants will start blooming and your grass will start growing and Spring will arrive! Here are a few landscape tips for March.
- Debris clean up from winter storms
- Pre-emergent in all planting areas
- Prune shrub roses
- Cut back most plants
- Apply a dormant oil spray to woody shrubs and trees to protect from insects
- Fertilize woody shrubs and trees
- Prepare lawn for spring seeding
Join us on Satuday, May 14th, 2011 to learn how to plant a hanging basket or pot. We have the supplies and knowledge, you come to learn. This is a pay seminar, but you will learn a new skill and have a beautiful product to take home and enjoy. Please call us for details. We only have 9 hanging baskets, so call now to reserve yours. This would be a great seminar for your kids too. 503.663.5483.
Come join us in celebrating the amazing mothers in our community. We are hosting an event on Saturday, May 7th from 10am-5pm at our Water Garden Center located at 9965 SE Orient Dr. in Boring. We will have door prizes, drawing, and food. Tumbleweed BBQ will be catering our event and offering food from 12pm-3pm. We will have our hanging baskets brought in from a local nursery and our aquatic plants will be available in our greenhouse. There are plenty of coupons floating around in the local papers for this event, so look out for them. Bring your mom and come join us for this special event.
Did you know that water plants are truly the jewels of the water garden? They add texture and color, fragrance and beauty. They also have the added benefit of controlling algae growth, natuarally. Fish and plants work together to create a balanced ecosystem. Our selection of water plants will be available on 4/29.
- Apply a slow-release fertilizer to perennial beds
- Cut back any perennials not trimmed in the fall
- Apply a soil acidifier around the base of holly and boxwood
- Add mulch or bark to beds if needed
- Complete lawn seeding projects
- Watch for aphids near the perennials
- Divide perennials (now or next month)
- Plant annuals (now or next month depending on weather)