Spring care: shrubs, herbs and decorative trees
First, remove the remnants of the protective cover on the beds, under the bushes and perennials.
Decorative and Fruit Trees
With the arrival of spring, it is necessary to take care of decorative trees. Fruit trees are waiting for their rejuvenation and further growth. In the spring, you can cut fruit, evergreen trees and bushes.
trimming fruit trees in spring
Attention is paid to this period, the trimming of decorative trees, in particular, the thinning of their crowns, with the exception of cherries and apricots, which are cut after harvesting.
Remove the old wood and intersecting branches on them, located too close. Large wounds smear a special tool. Trees with constantly cropped crowns look more attractive, blooming is more stronger, while they are less affected by diseases and pests.
Important!Fruit trees should not trim too much. Otherwise, the risk that buds will be cut, and this year they will not bloom!
Herbs and Shrubs
With the emergence of new shoots, herbs and shrubs cut off in early March with caution. Slightly sharpen the surface of the earth under plants. Evergreen trees should be trimmed no later than March, and blooming shrubs – depending on the time of flowering.
On shrubs that bloom in the spring and forming flowers on last year’s wood are cut out older shoots and leave young. You can also cut them during the growing season after flowering. Bushes blooming in summer on annual wood, cut to 2-3 buds, so that they were branched well.
Cropped shrubs will be absolutely blooming in the summer and at the beginning of autumn, they will acquire a more attractive look and will become a long decoration of the garden.
Spring is also ideal for trimming perennial herbs, such as lavender and rosemary and roses.
Roses love when they take care of them. As soon as the heat comes, winter protection is removed. When freezing, it is certainly worth covering them overnight.
Carefully break the soil around roses and remove weeds, slightly slugging the soil around the roots. Flowers should also be provided with sufficient fertilizer or compost.
Spring roses is important for maintaining their correct shape, as well as to rejuvenate the plant. The large-flowered bush roses remove dead, thin and sick shoots, cutting them on a length of 30-40 cm. In multi-flowered shrubs, removal of extreme wood and, depending on the variety, shocked for one or two-thirds.
Polyanth roses cut a little, remove last year’s inflorescences. Less attention to the cut requires miniature roses: cut off the dead branches, shortening too lush growing shoots.
On sunny days, at the end of winter, dry overhead parts of perennials that remain on the flower beds are cut off. Separate hydrangeas may have different requirements for cutting. The tree hydrangea, it only flowers only on new shoots, so it is necessary to trim all last year’s shoots during this period so that there are short segments, maximum 4 buton.
The most frequently grown hydrangea Kalinoliste needs only in removing dry flowers and a piece of stem to the first strong buds.
Clematis also need trimming. Weak trimming will contribute to flowering in the early summer.
Herrase (Calluna vulgaris), blooming in the fall, you need to crop all last year’s shoots at a height of about 20 cm from the ground. Tripped heresses quickly become green and there are a large number of flowers at the end of summer.
Notice! Plants wake up, throw new branches and flowers, and therefore they need enough nutrients.
Skarification of the lawn
The lawn in the spring looks brown and naked, and is often infected with fungal diseases, such as snow mold.
Spring lawn care
One of the first spring events is good lawn scarification. Scarification is the removal of a layer of dead plants, which prevents air access to roots and, thus, does not allow the lawn to better absorb nutrients and use soil moisture. An ideal time for the first scarification of lawns comes in spring (March-April) when the lawn begins to grow. An overhead part that has accumulated over time is combed, and at the same time the most upper layer of soil neatly dishes. Speeding, and purify the lawn.
Scarification stimulates the new grass growth, and the result is a dense carpet. Most often, the work is combined with applying fertilizers, or spraying with herbicides, supporting the process of growth of lawn. Use slow release fertilizers. On bare areas, the new grass seeds are then sowed.
March – landing time
The beginning of March – when the deciduous trees and bushes are transplanted. When the soil dry, preparing a bed for summer vegetables.
In March, you need to carefully care for strawberries so that in the summer she brought a lot of fruits. This includes removal or re-landing of shoots, weeding weeds, making fertilizer or compost and, possibly, applying a mulch layer.
How to fertilize plants and garden land
Work in the garden around the club involves their cleaning, loosening and fertilizer. Fruit trees fertilize in the spring, making organic or mineral fertilizers around their trunk. A slow-release fertilizer is suitable for plants that develop flowers or fruits.
Fertilizer of fruit trees in spring
Perennials, roses and rhododendrons are best fertilized in April, but in general, each plant and every garden soil has different needs. The acid-loving plants, such as azaleas, rhododendrons and heather, prefer special substrates of acidic nature with a higher fraction of peat.
Do not fulfill all work in the garden immediately, and gradually that it is joy, not a duty.