City Social Magazine

MAR-APR 2019

City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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54 R E A D U S O N L I N E A T W W W . C I T Y S O C I A L . C O M Story by Lindsey All, Harb's Oasis Photos provided by Harb's Oasis March Gardening Checklist Apply fertilizer to beds, trees and shrubs. Top mulch all beds—we recommend pine straw or other mulch, but beware of getting it too close to your foundation! Apply root stimulator for all new tree, shrub, bedding plants and flower plantings. Plant summer flowering annuals and perennials. Cover annuals and perennials during any late frosts. Divide and replant perennials that are too crowded. Weed and water as needed. Prepare your vegetable garden and plant tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, and squash. Set out peppers and eggplants. Plant herbs like oregano, rosemary, thyme, savory, parsley, lemon balm, etc. Apply "Weed and Feed" to your lawn. Monitor container plants daily for water and pests. April Gardening Checklist Plant new trees and shrubs before it gets too warm. Prune spring-blooming shrubs like Azaleas after they finish blooming Dead head spent blooms for annuals like marigolds. Monitor your garden and flower beds regularly for any signs of stress or pests. Regularly fertilize blooming annuals and container gardens. Remember—If you don't have time to do these things yourself, think of calling a professional to help maintain your outdoor area so you can maintain the rest of your to-do's. Call Harb's Oasis at (225) 756-2720 to schedule landscape, pond or fountain maintenance today. Hello Spring! Spring is in the air! Can't you smell it and feel it? If not, get out there and get your hands dirty, stop and smell the roses and spend some time enjoying the best time of year for great gardening .

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