Gardening Calendar for your Home or Business


Spring


March
• Daffodils & Tulips should be blooming soon – the ones you planted last fall.
• ‘Dormant spray’ is important. Don’t forget to apply it, and it can be totally organic!
• Try something new this year. Now about a new flowering shrub, or patio tree?
• Wait to prune Forsythia, Wisteria, Lilac, Snowball until after they bloom.
• Plant Outside: Beets, Parsley, Peas, Swiss Chard, Cauliflower, & Spinach.
• Prevent Coryneum Blight in Peach, Cherry, Apricot, Nectarine with dormant disease spary.

April
• Prevent spurge & crabgrass.
• Use crabgrass preventer. Repeat in 6 to 8 weeks.
• Prune & fertilize roses now. Fertilize roses every 6 weeks until mid-August.
• Plant a new groundcover Rose Bush, or an English Gardent Rose variety.
• Miniature roses are very colorful all summer and are very hardy!
• Mow your lawn 1.5″ long now. Mow your lawn 2″ long during the hot summer weather.
• Prevent weeds now. Many products are available for you lawn & gardens.

May
• Prevent borers in shade trees. Ash, Birch, Pine Trees, Willow, Poplars, & Quaking Aspen.
• Don’t Prune Flowering Pear, Plum, Crabapple, or Flowering Cherry Trees until after they finish blooming.
• Prune summer blooming trees and shrubs before they start to grow in the spring.
• Use our ‘Compost Tea’ to help struggling trees and shrubs. It Works!
• 2nd time to fertilize your lawn. Use Spring & Summer Lawn Fert or Dr. Earth Lawn Food.
• Prevent weeds in flower gardents with Corn Gluten, Terflan, Surflan® or Preen®.

Summer


June
• Humate (Humic Acid) helps lawns resist many Lawn Diseases.
• Plant your Amaryllis Outside for the summer in a semi-shady garden.
• You can harvest your garlic soon, especially if you planted it last fall.
• Remove your wall of water. Store to re-use it next year. Prune tomato plants to promote bushy plants!
• Don’t forget to spray cheeries and apples. Try Spinosad for an Orangic Pesticide.
• Summer prune apples & pears to control suckers. Apply Sucker-Stopper.

July
• Mow lawns 2.5″ long this month. Longer grass need less watering.
• Fertilize vegetable gardens regularly all summer through October.
• Trees and shrubs have value – both aesthetically and monetarily.
• Don’t forget the fall planting season. You can get a great harvest this fall and winter.
• Water lawns before 10:00 & more often in July, but do not water lawns every day!
• Newly planted shrubs and trees need more frequent watering than older shrubs and trees.

August
• Control Walnut Husk Fly in Peaches, Almonds & Walnuts in both June & August.
• Make sure to hand water new trees and shrubs. Don’t Rely on sprinklers to water new plants during the first summer.
• Are you still enjoying the deer inside your yard? Try Liquid Fence or and Ultra Sonic Deer Chaser.
• Brace peach tree branches to prevent breakage, expecially if you didn’t thin enough.
• Did you know that ornamental sweet potato vines produce edible tubers?
• Water trees & shrubs deeply once a month: until rain or snow in October!

Fall


September
• Labor Day is the beginning of the ‘Fall Planting Season’. It is a great time to work in the yard. Plants love the weather.
• Last application of Borer Killer for Peach Tree Borers>
• Golf courses solve many lawn problems (insects & diseases) by adding new seed frequently!
• Apples & pears will ripen soon. Don’t pick them too early. Use a fruit picker for those hard to reach apples!
• Pick apples before they freeze or the apples will not store very long.
• After harvesting onions, let bulbs dry before putting in storage. Store in  mesh bags.

October
• Bring houseplants and tender plants inside before the weather is too cold outside.
• Reduce water to roses now. It helps prepare plants for winter. Stop deadheading.
• Limit light to your poinsettia, so it will bloom by Christmas. Water & fertilize regularly.
• Water lawns, flowers, trees, & shrubs sparingly, but do not let them dry out before winter.
• Winter feed your lawn now. Use Fall & Winter Lawn Fertilizer, or Dr. Earth Lawn Food.

November
• Control Walnut Husk Fly in Peaches, Almonds & Walnuts in both June & August.
• Make sure to hand water new trees and shrubs. Don’t Rely on sprinklers to water new plants during the first summer.
• Are you still enjoying the deer inside your yard? Try Liquid Fence or and Ultra Sonic Deer Chaser.
• Brace peach tree branches to prevent breakage, expecially if you didn’t thin enough.
• Did you know that ornamental sweet potato vines produce edible tubers?
• Water trees & shrubs deeply once a month: until rain or snow in October!

Winter


December
• Spray Christmas Trees with Wilt Pruf. They will stay fresher, longer.
• Reduce water and fertilizer for houseplants in the winter
• Don’t forget to plant a pot of paperwhite bulbs now for winter blossoms. Inside!
• Feed the Birds with Suet or with Birdseed Bells
• Clean and refill your wild bird feeder often during the winter
• Don’t use ammonium sulfate on cement. It may damage the concrete more than salt.

January
• Watch the weather. Water plants monthly in winter if there is not adequate snowfall.
• Build a small greenhouse to start seeds. It can lengthen your gardening season.
• Protect your plants from animal damage. Mice, voles, & deer. They are hungry.
• Store Garden seeds cool & dry until you are ready to plant them. They will last longer.
• Are you still eating vegetables from your garden? Fresh from your root cellar, or those you bottled or froze?
• Let your kids pick out seeds. Maybe they’ll help weed the garden.

February
• Prune grage vines, maples, locusts, and birch.
• Many heirloom and non-hybrid varieties are available. You can save their seed.
• Rule of thumb: Wait to start seeds inside 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting them outside.
• Start inside: Most herbs! Always plant seeds in containers with good drainage, and ‘seed starting’ soil.
• You can plant most trees & shrubs as soon as the snow melts.
• Prune fruit trees anytime from now until they start to bloom. Don’t prune while blooming.

Information Resources


Summer Tree Pruning in Kaysville, UT

Utah State Extension Tree Browser

TriCity Nursery demonstrates summer pruning to manage fruit tree height and vigor, showing the difference between fruiting wood and unneeded vegetative growth.

https://extension.usu.edu/yardandgarden/trees-shrubs

Pest Management in Kaysville, UTPest Management

With menacing rear-pincers, and the name “earwig,” the European earwig (Forficula auricularia) is creepy. However, what role do they play in agricultural settings like orchards?

https://utahpests.usu.edu/