Lawns, Shrubs, and Ornamentals: Monitor for rodent damage on trees and protect plants from road and sidewalk salt when possible. Select and order spring plants.
Flowers and Vegetables: Now is the time to plan the spring and summer garden and choose seeds.
Indoor Plants: Help plants survive the dry winter air by gathering them near a small humidifier.
Lawns, Shrubs, and Ornamentals: While the lawn is still dormant, consider tuning up the lawnmower and other equipment. Keep an eye out for salt and snow damage on the lawn.
Flowers and Vegetables: If you plan to start seeds indoors, prepare now. Consider using leftover seeds to test your setup.
Indoor Plants: Plants adapt to the winter air and may require less water. Place plants in the sun, but not too close to cold, drafty windows.
Lawns, Shrubs, and Ornamentals: Watch out for snow mold and clear matted leaves as the snow recedes. Treat salt-damaged grass and check your irrigation system.
Flowers and Vegetables: Start cool-season flowers and vegetables indoors or directly in the garden if the ground is workable. Seeds for tomatoes and peppers can be started indoors too.
Indoor Plants: Promote new growth by fertilizing indoor plants, increasing watering, and removing dead blooms or withered leaves.
Lawns, Shrubs, and Ornamentals: Prune and remove dead branches. Watch for late-season frosts and protect plants as needed. If crabgrass is an issue, apply a pre-emergent herbicide. Mowing can begin as soon as the grass is green and growing.
Flowers and Vegetables: Transplant cool-season vegetables like broccoli and cabbage into the garden, along with your perennials. Start seeds indoors for summer vegetables like pumpkin and squash.
Indoor Plants: Remember to turn plants every week or so to promote even growth. Some indoor plants may need another dose of fertilizer and more watering, too.
Lawns, Shrubs, and Ornamentals: It’s time for frequent mowing and maintenance. Consider aerating and fertilizer as needed. Dandelions can be controlled with a spot-treatments.
Flowers and Vegetables: Plant tomatoes and peppers in the garden after all risk of frost has passed. Summer vegetables can be transplanted or started directly in the garden.
Indoor Plants: Potted plants may be placed outdoors if the weather allows, but be sure to monitor sun and soil conditions.
Lawns, Shrubs, and Ornamentals: Watch for slugs and snails in the yard. Continue mowing and irrigate as needed.
Flowers and Vegetables: Protect vegetables and berries from animals. Deadhead perennials to encourage new blooms. If you’re growing tomatoes and peppers for the fall, start seeds mid-month.
Indoor Plants: Monitor indoor plants and outdoor containers for bugs and increase watering for blooming flowers and houseplants.
Lawns, Shrubs, and Ornamentals: Maintain grass at about 2.5 – 3.5” and irrigate if needed. Check for grubs and apply insecticide if necessary. Add mulch if desired.
Flowers and Vegetables: Fall tomatoes and peppers should be transplanted early in the month. Peas, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower can be seeded directly in the garden late in the month.
Indoor Plants: Keep a close eye on containers and potted plants outdoors; their soil can dry out quickly in the heat. Consider propagating houseplants now too.
Lawns, Shrubs, and Ornamentals: In mid-August, reseed thin patches or bare spots. Irrigate to encourage growth if needed.
Flowers and Vegetables: August is often a good time for planting garlic directly in the garden, along with beets, carrots, and spinach.
Indoor Plants: As heat increases, make sure potted plants have enough room around them for air to move. Maintain increased watering and misting.
Lawns, Shrubs, and Ornamentals: Begin fall cleanup of leaves and branches. Continue monitoring the lawn for grubs.
Flowers and Vegetables: Onions can be directly planted in the garden in September as you begin trimming and cutting plants back for the fall.
Indoor Plants: Bring seasonal plants inside, checking carefully for bugs and removing dead leaves. Potted herbs and spring bulbs (for yourself or a holiday gift!) can be started indoors.
Lawns, Shrubs, and Ornamentals: If dandelions or other broadleaf weeds are a problem, blanket herbicides can be applied now. Continue mowing, when possible, to mulch tree leaves.
Flowers and Vegetables: Pumpkins and gourds will be ready to harvest. Cut back perennials and add mulch to borders to protect plants from frost.
Indoor Plants: As plants adjust to the indoor air and less sunlight, leaf loss is natural. Be prepared to change your watering schedule when your heating system kicks on.
Lawns, Shrubs, and Ornamentals: After the last mowing of the season, fertilizer may be applied. Leaves should be mulched by mowing or raking.
Flowers and Vegetables: Plant tulips now for beautiful flowering pots and borders in the spring. Clean and organize gardening tools.
Indoor Plants: Plants move into winter mode, and thankfully, maintenance decreases, too. Monitor humidity and move houseplants to get more sunlight if needed.
Lawns, Shrubs, and Ornamentals: Continue cleanup for as long as the weather allows to give your lawn a good head-start in the spring. Some thin-barked trees and shrubs may need protection (and decoration!).
Flowers and Vegetables: Keep bulbs and perennials protected. When weather permits, break up the soil in empty boxes and borders to prepare for spring.
Indoor Plants: Clean out dead or dried leaves, water sparingly, and if you like, dress your plants up for the holiday season!
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