- Apply winter mulch to beds after the ground is frozen
- Plan vegetable and Flower gardens for Spring.
- Take a trip to Planting Fields Arboretum and walk around the greenhouses
- Inventory gardening equipment
- Cut flowering quince, forsthyia, flowering cherry branches to force indoors.
- St Patrick’s Day is traditional to sow Pea seeds outdoors.
- After the soil thaws and dries out, begin transplanting dormant shrubs and perennials.
- Call Organic Solutions for a Site Analysis and Soil Test
- Sow cool weather veggie seeds indoors
- Apply an early season oil spray to dormant ornamentals to organically control over-wintering insect eggs.
- Begin fertilizing Roses. Continue every three weeks, thru August.
- As Forsythia flowers begin to fade, apply corn gluten as a pre-emergent Crabgrass preventer.
- Rake out, spot seed lawn areas.
- Begin starting warm weather veggie seeds for a mid to late May planting.
- Service Outdoor Power equipment. Blowers, Mowers, Trimmers, etc.
- Drain fuel from Snow blowers
- Plant Rose bushes, early flowering perennials, pansies, nursery stock.
- Get the grill ready for summer barbeques.
- Spot seed lawn areas.
- Late May apply an Organic Lawn fertilizer.
- Spot kill lawn weeds with an organic weed killer such as Burnout.
- Mother’s Day full speed ahead! Plant Annuals, Perennials, Ornamentals, Herbs.
- Get a Bayles Garden Center Gift Certificate for Mom for Mother’s Day.
- Continue to plant Shrubs, Perennials, Annuals, Veggies, Herbs. Set up window boxes, containers, pots for Summer Patio color.
- Consider a Compost Tea Spray to power boost your soil’s health.
- Get a Bayles Garden Center Gift Certificate for Dad for Father’s Day.
- Keep an eye out for insect and fungal problems on lawns, annuals, and ornamentals.
- Spray sulphur on Roses to keep black spot at bay.
- Keep up with harvesting vegetables. Keep harvesting leaves of leaf lettuce to extend the season.
- Finish trimming back Spring flowering shrubs.
- Keep Lawns cut at least 2 ½ inches. (3 inches is better yet).
- Irrigate lawns and ornamentals during drought. Slow deep watering is preferable.
- Keep up with harvesting vegetables.
- The Summer Farm stand is open at Bayles. The 1st picking of Corn is usually the first week of July.
- Keep a watch out for insect and disease problems on lawns and ornamentals.
- Let us offer you our Organic alternative controls.
- Stop and smell the Roses. Keep cutting spent rose flowers back to leaflets of five to encourage quicker re-blooming.
- After new growth hardens on Evergreens, start trimming.
- Enjoy the Fourth!
- Keep Lawns cut high. Especially in Summer heat.
- Consider a Compost tea spray to improve soil health and help plants deal with Summer stress.
- Keep up with the vegetable garden harvest.
- Late August is the beginning of the optimum Lawn renovation window for the year.
- Finish fertilizing Roses for the year.
- Irrigate during periods of drought.
- Sow Fall cool weather veggie seed.
- Enjoy Labor Day!
- This is the optimum time of year to renovate lawns.
- Fertilize lawns with a good Organic fertilizer.
- Mums and Fall Bulbs are arriving.
- Fall is an excellent time to plant Perennials, shrubs and trees.
- Plant cool weather vegetables.
- Beat the rush. Get the Snow blower tuned up.
- Plant Mums, Ornamental kale & cabbage for fall color.
- Spring flowering Bulbs are in. Buy early to get the best selection. Hold off until mid-November to plant them.
- Last call to seed Lawn areas.
- Keep falling leaves off of lawn areas.
- Take notes on what worked and didn’t in the garden this season.
- Happy Halloween!
- Consider spraying an anti-dessicant spray to broadleaf Ornamentals before the freezing weather arrives.
- Begin planting spring flowering bulbs.
- Continue to plant trees and shrubs.
- Cut back perennials after the first hard frost.
- Keep up with the fall leaf cleanup.
- Apply lime or calcium to lawn areas based on soil test recommendations.
- Cover Fig trees.
- Set up windbreaks for exposed tender broadleafs.
- Winterize Summer power equipment.
- Happy Thanksgiving!
- Cut Evergreen boughs for holiday decorating.
- Finish cleaning up fall leaves.
- Cut back Perennials.
- Winterize fish ponds. Consider a heater for the winter.
- Final cut on lawn can be short for the winter.
- Finish planting Bulbs.
- Put the tools away for the season.
- Get the Snow shovels ready. Use sand or an environmentally friendly ice product this winter.
- Holiday Gift Certificates available at Bayles Garden Center.
- Enjoy the holidays.
Organic Solutions, Inc. at Bayles Garden Center & Nursery, Inc.
Reliable Organic Lawn and Tree Care Services
Organic Lawn Fertilization Programs for Long Island
88 South Bayles Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050
Customer Service Hotline 516.883.0340