Now that the days are growing longer, the sun has time to warm the soil. That means chemical action! Nitrogen molecules will beign there slow release from the soil. Lawns, trees, shrubbery and perennials are waking up from their long, very wet, winters nap and they will appreciate a good fertilizing!
I recommend a good, organic or natural based, all purpose fertilizer like EB Stone 5-5-5 is a good place to start. Their lawn food is awesome, a deep rich green without crazy growth.
Camellias, Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Oh my!
Spring is the time for azaleas, rhodies and camellias to shine. Hold off on the fertilizer until after they have finished blooming. I like to use EB Stone citrus (Shocking I know!)
The numbers are excellent and is perfect to replenish these heavy feeding, acid loving shrubs.
Citrus is calling!
Is your citrus looking a bit peaked? Yellow leaves are classic symptoms of winter. As the soil warms, replenish the nutrients with EB Stone Citrus and Sul Po Mag, plus a healthy drink of Chelated Iron.
Has your herb garden seen better days? Change out the soil and plant your new herbs. Chives, cilantro, dill, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, and thyme in the sunny part of your patio/garden. Throw in some pretty lettuce and arugula! Be sure to use a good potting soil or planting mix free of synthetic fertilizers. I like Masters brand Potting Soil and Planting Mix and Kellogg’s Patio Plus.
Itchy fingers? Want to prune? Go for it!
Salvias, cupheas, tibouchinas can be pruned back now. With the warmer days, the new growth will push out in no time! Feel free to be bold with the pruners! Feed with EB Stone Rose and Flower. Did you forget to prune your roses? That’s okay, you are forgiven! Do some correctional pruning and feed with the Magic Mix! EB Stone Rose and Flower, Alfalfa Meal, Bone Meal & Magnesium sulfate.
Bring me a Shrubbery!
Kick your evergreen shrubs into shape with deep pruning to let light in to curb shading out and defoliation. Feed well with EB Stone All Purpose Fertilizer and Alfalfa Meal.
It’s Spring time and the critters are cominging out of their cozy homes. Scale, thrips and moths that ruin your apples are hatching and laying eggs. It is time to take them down! Spray with a horticultural oil or Captain Jacks.