Happy Spring / Summer finally!

The weather has finally improved and we can look forward to enjoying the outdoors.  Weekends out in the backyard, breakfast, lunch and dinner on the back patio…  With summer right around the corner, now is the time to make the changes to the garden you have been wanting to do before summer really gets here.  

Planting time is here, perfect before the heat of summer arrives.  Also sprinklers should be turned on and each zone should be checked to make sure every sprinkler is working properly.  If you have any problems give us a call to get the garden up and running before the weather turns from nice to HOT.

Enjoy the sunshine 🙂

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.