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John Fulton
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In The Backyard

Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis


Posted by John Fulton -

· If you haven't applied crabgrass preventer, you have a very short window as forsythia has already bloomed (sort of), but don't apply if you seeded your lawn. You can use a post emergent product if germination occurred and immature crabgrass is present.

· It is about time to mow already, and remove no more than 1/3 of the leaf blade at a time to prevent raking or catching clippings.

· Cut back butterfly bushes to live material, with a 10 inch maximum height.

· Cut back mums, but leave two inches of dead material since much stored food is located there.

· Cut back ornamental grasses to a height of four inches or so.

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