Tips from our Mass. Certified Horticulturists
- Prune Azaleas and Rhododendrons after they flower and before they put out their new buds, or they may not flower next spring.
- Maples and Magnolias should be pruned in August or they will bleed.
- Excessive nitrogen and lime from lawn applications may reduce the amount of flowers on your trees and shrubs.
- Mow your grass 3" high to shade itself and encourage deeper roots.
- Apply grub control in late spring to early summer.
- Dead head perennials to encourage new flowers and to keep the gardens looking fresh.
- Rejuvenate old Lilacs, Forsythias, Spirea and Red Twig Dogwoods by rotational pruning methods.