- Do not fertilize cool season grasses until September.
- Mow cool season grasses to 2 ½ – 3 inches in height.
Allow clippings to stay on the lawn, they will add nutrients to the soil.
Do not remove foliage from spring bulbs until the leaves die down at least half way on their own.
Fertilize shrubbery beds and flowering perennials.
Apply a fresh layer of mulch no more than 3 inches deep.
If spring flowering shrubs need to be pruned, do so within a month after the flowers fade.
Plant cold tolerant crops such as cabbage, broccoli, greens, carrots, and onions.
- Seeds for tomatoes and peppers can be planted inside now, do not put them in the ground until the second week of May.
Do not plant seeds of cucurbits, beans, or corn until the soil temperature is at least 65º.
The average last frost date for Henderson County is around April 25 and around May 15th in Haywood County, be weary of planting tender plant material until after these dates.