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Spring is here, trees are blooming, the magnificent plums and magnolias flowering days are over, the crab-apple trees are not far behind but the cherries are just at their peak. We have been so fortunate to get the recent rainy days sprinkled with a few warm ones – the Spring gardens around the Bay Area have been particulary beautiful this year.

Now, it’s time to make sure we have as equally-beautiful summer gardens. If your planting beds have not been mulched, now would be a good time. Spring fertilization of the entire garden should start within the next two weeks. Aeration of the lawns should begin soon as well.  Doing this will help alleviate compaction and will allow fertilizer and water to better reach the roots.

If you did not plant spring bulbs, crocus, daffodils, tulips and hyacinth I am afraid you’re too late, but mark your calendar – there’s always next year 🙂

Next week, we will go over spring insects that can be taken care of in a safe way but it needs to be done soon before the populations of insects gets too high in your garden.

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