Gardening Activities for week – February 4, 2016
Here are the most time-sensitive activities for this week.
- Plant onion sets and Sugar Snap peas immediately in all but the Panhandle.
- Plant bare-rooted fruit and pecan trees, blackberries and grapes.
- Transplant established trees, shrubs that need to be moved. Do so before new buds begin to appear.
- Prune peach and plum trees to encourage bowl-shaped growth habit.
- Prune grapes to remove 80 to 85 percent of cane growth.
- Prune crape myrtles to remove unwanted basal shoots. Never “top” a crape myrtle for any purported reason. There is never justification.
- Feed asparagus beds with ammonium sulfate (21-0-0) to promote strong spear growth.
- Fertilize rye and fescue turf with high-nitrogen lawn food.
- Apply broadleafed weedkiller as weather permits to control henbit, clover and other non-grassy weeds.
Posted by Neil Sperry