- Mow tall fescue lawns to 2 ½ to 3 inch height. Research has shown that mowing to the proper height will help control weeds.
- Do not fertilize tall fescue and bluegrass lawns again until September. Excess nitrogen can lead to brown patch disease in lawns.
- Allow grass clippings to fall on the ground, they add nutrients to the soil.
- Prune trees and shrubs that were damaged from the freeze now. Remove dead tissue and prune into healthy tissue. (waiting a little longer is fine with Japanese Maples or you can remove wood you are sure is dead)
- Prune spring flowering shrubs after all blooms have faded.
- Remember to sidedress your tomatoes with 10-10-10 after 4 to 6 weeks in the ground.
- Remember to water tender vegetable plants through these dry months with a minimum of 1 inch of water per week.
- Think about using potted annuals or perennials for an added touch of color and variety in the landscape.
- Be sure to deadhead annuals to promote more flowers through the summer.
- Use mosquito dunks in birdbaths or anywhere you have still water in the landscape.