Check your bulbs, prune your fruit trees and 6 other quick pre-gardening, landscaping tips – St George News

ST. GEORGE – Much can be done now to get the growing season off the ground.

These tips, with links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac, can get you started.

  • Consider adding a smaller structure like a low tunnel or a larger tall tunnel to extend your growing season.
  • Try starting vegetables or annuals with seeds indoors for a start to growth.
  • Consider growing herbs and / or microgreens indoors to add fresh greens to your diet.
  • If you store lightbulbs, check the condition of the lightbulbs to make sure they are tight and remove any soft or rotten lightbulbs.
  • Prune grapes and fruit trees in late February to early March.
  • Fertilize fruit trees at least 6 weeks before they bloom.
  • Monitor the landscape for damage to deer and rodents.
  • Avoid fungal mosquito infestations in indoor plants by letting the soil dry between waterings.

Written by JULENE REESE, extension of Utah State University.

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