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SEASONAL GARDENING GUIDE FROM ORGANIC SOLUTIONS, INC.

































JANUARY                                                   

  • Apply winter mulch to beds after the ground is frozen
  • Plan vegetable and Flower gardens for Spring.
  • Take a tip to Planting Fields Arboretum and walk around the greenhouses

FEBRUARY

  • Inventory gardening equipment
  • Cut flowering quince, forsthyia, flowering cherry branches to force indoors.

MARCH

  • 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.

APRIL

  • As Forsthyia 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 eqiupment. Blowers, Mowers, Trimmers, etc.
  • Drain fuel from Snow blowers
  • Plant Rose bushes, early flowering perennials, pansies, nursery stock.

MAY

  • 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.
JUNE
  • 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.

JULY

  • 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!

AUGUST

  • 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.

SEPTEMBER

  • 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.

OCTOBER

  • 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!

NOVEMBER

  • 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!

DECEMBER

  • 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.

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88 South Bayles Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050
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Organic Solutions proudly provides services to both homeowners and commercial properties throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island. Organic Solutions, Inc. was founded in Spring 2003 as a companion company to Bayles Garden Center & Nursery Inc, Port Washington. Organic Solutions is committed to providing complete, pesticide-free garden solutions, including organic lawn care and organic shrub and tree care. All Organic Solutions applications are people and pet safe. Organic Solutions at Bayles Garden Center and Nursery offers free site analysis and quotes. Our organic solutions include all natural organic spray programs, organic horticultural services, organic soil testing, compost tea brewed on premises, and myriad organic solutions including ladybugs, praying mantis and beneficial nematodes.

Bayles Garden Center & Nursery of Long Island is a full service garden center offering annuals, perennials, nursery stock as well as hard goods. We specialize in organic fertilization programs and controls. (Bayles is a True Value Home & Garden Showplace store).  Bayles Garden Center is also an authorized Outdoor Power Equipment Dealer for most major brands and services and we warranty everything that we sell.

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