Early Spring Checklist

Beat Weeds To The Punch

Apply weed preventer then apply a fresh layer of Altum’s Hardwood or Forest Fines Mulch for early prevention of weeds and grass in tree and shrub beds.

Feed The Masses

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.

Apply Iron Plus to acid loving plants (broadleaf evergreens, dogwoods, blue hydrangea, fothergilla and ferns

Patch Up The Lawn

Bare spots beware!  Reseed and reestablish an evenly thick and healthy lawn with Execu-Turf Perfect Lawn Patch, formulated especially for Indiana Lawns.  Apply 10-10-10 or Chickity D Doo, an organic solution, for best results.

Color Your World

Liven up your flowerbeds and containers with some hearty, colorful pansies and other coll-loving annuals.  Give garden newcomers a dose of Jack’s Blosom Booster or Age Old Organics Bloom for big blooms and healthy plants all season.



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


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.


Prune in spring after the plant is done flowering.


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