Fox's Gardening Tips 3/7/18
If you want to avoid power raking you can use a product that decomposes the thatch in your lawn naturally. The name of the product is “Humic” by Natural Guard formerly called “Activator.” It is the exact same product in a new bag and works the same. It decomposes the thatch back into the ground which will help condition the soil. It also helps nutrient intake in flower and vegetable gardens.
Fertilize your lawn anytime now. Jirdon Greenmaster is my first choice. It has fast and slow release nitrogen that will green your lawn up and keep feeding for up to two months. Also high in iron, Greenmaster will help you achieve a dark green color to your lawn.
Be sure to give the trees and shrubs a good deep watering, and the rest of the landscape a little too.
Gently clean up the perennial flowers now being careful not to damage any young sprouts that are starting to emerge. We have a great shrub rake made by flexrake to make the spring clean-up easier.
Now’s a good time to prune your trees and shrubs including grapes.