Early Spring Gardening Checklist

Checkbox-imagePLANT PANSIES

Liven up your flowerbeds, containers, windowboxes, windowsill pots and tablescapes with some colorful, frost resistant pansies. Blooming & Rooting or Monty’s Joy Juice will help keep plants healthy.

Checkbox-imageWALK YOUR YARD

The last couple of years have been tough on our landscapes. Walk your yard and if you see anything questionable, take a photo or bring in a sample and we can help.

Checkbox-imageMAKE A PLAN, EVEN A SMALL ONE

Schedule a one-on-one consult at the garden center or at your home to get you going in the right direction. Find out more to find the plan that’s right for you. Great for one small area or to revitalize your entire yard.

Checkbox-imageSTOP WEEDS

A fresh layer of Altum’s Hardwood Mulch is a quick and natural defense against weeds. Check this out for tips on figuring out how much you need.

Checkbox-imageSTOP CRABGRASS

Between now and May 1st, apply MaxLawn Step 1 or corn gluten (an organic solution) to crabgrass.

Checkbox-imageFILL IN THE BLANKS

Reseed and reestablish with seed created especially for Indiana lawns (Execu-Turf). MaxLawn Starter Fertilizer or organic Chickity Doo Doo supports your seed for a healthy start.

Checkbox-imageFEED YOUR PLANTS

Give your trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs some much-needed attention with All Purpose Fertilizer 10-10-10 or Chickity Doo Doo, an organic solution.

Checkbox-imagePLANT COOL WEATHER CROPS

Vegetables like asparagus, cabbage, cauliflower, onions, peas, potatoes, radishes, rhubarb and spinach will grow well on cool days and take light frost. Start here for everything you need to know on starting your veggie garden.

Checkbox-imageMAKE A TINY TERRARIUM

And while you’re still spending more time indoors than out, rummage around in your kitchen, basement or garage for a vintage, sparkling or special container like a covered cake stand, cookie or apothecary jar or flea market vase (it can be covered or open). Find out how to build yours , create yours at The Potting Bar or come see us for everything you need.

Checkbox-imageTAKE A CLASS

Instant inspiration, gorgeous make & takes and great time spent with friends. Check out our upcoming workshops and Make & Takes and save your spot.

Let’s grow together. Stop in, call 317.733.GROW and find what you need online.

AUTUMN MAGIC BLACK CHOKEBERRY

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  • Exposure:
    Plant in full sun to part shade.
  • Height
    5' - 6'
  • Spacing
    4' - 5'

Description:

Great as an accent, mass, or hedge planting. A more compact form with white spring flowers. Fall brings a brilliant mixture of red and purple foliage and purple-black fruits.

Pruning:

Prune in spring after the plant is done flowering.

Fertilizing:

Apply 12-12-12 fertilizer in March/April and in October/November. Also a fall application of Superphosphate will enhance flowering.