2621 E 186th St.
Westfield, IN 46074 (Map)
Phone: 317-896-9355 |
Toll Free: 800-852-9524
Posted on August 8th, 2014 in Landscaping | No Comments »

Kim Holden, Landscape Specialist

  • Cut back spent perennials 2-4” from the crown.
  • Clean out weeds and annuals.
  • Many annuals, perennials and ornamental grasses with seed heads provide a good food source for birds.  Leave those over the winter and cut back in the spring.
  • Rake up leaves around roses, peonies, fruit trees and other plants susceptible to powdery mildew and other pests and diseases that over winter on debris – Bag and discard, do NOT compost or use as mulch.
  • Mulch your beds with shredded leaves after the ground freezes to protect your perennials from frost heaving.
  • Plant spring bulbs such as tulips, daffodils and hyacinth.
  • Dig up tender bulbs such as dahlia, canna, gladiolus and elephant ear and store for the winter in a cool dry place around 50 degrees.  An unheated basement, crawlspace or garage usually works well.
  • Clean up your vegetable garden by removing weeds and debris.
  • Divide spring blooming perennials.
  • Water your trees, shrubs and perennials thoroughly before the ground freezes to avoid future damage.
  • Clean your tools and apply a light layer of oil to prevent rusting over the winter.

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