- Garden Guy Hint -
Water more frequently
|Trees||Every 1-2 weels 3ft deep around the drip line|
|Lawn/Turf||Every 3-5 Days in the morning 6" deep|
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Calendar for Organic Gardening - April
- Deeply and Infrequently.
- For better light and thicker growth, prune hedges to have wider bottom.
- After bloom, prune spring blooming shrubs and vines. Avoid pruning your cassia and sages into lollipops.
- For newly planted trees and shrubs, apply Extreme Juice monthly in small amounts, to soil as root stimulator.
- Roses and summer flowering shrubs.
- Use Extreme Juice on all plant foliage, adding garlic tea in minor unsect or diseases exist.
- For control of thrips on glads, roses, citrus trees and other flowers, release green lacewings or spray with neem.
- To combat ticcks, fleas and chiggers use natural diatomaceous earth when weather is dry or apply beneficial nematodes anytime.
- Trichogramma wasps released will help control caterpillars.
- Dust around plants with a combination or cedar flakes, hot pepper and natural diatomaceous earth, spray garlic pepper tea or use beer traps for snails, pill bugs or slugs.
- Blast with water mixed with 2 oz. of molasses per gallon for treating aphid invasions. Use beneficial nematodes to control ants. (arbico.com)
- Garlic juice plus Extreme Juice is used for treating black spots on roses.
- Container grown roses, fruit trees and pecan trees.
- Turf grass from seed, sod, plugs or stolens.
- Warm season vegetables: lettuce, large tomatoes, eggplant, beans, cucumbers, squash, corn, black-eyed peas, okra, melons and Chinese long beans.
- Warm season flowers: periwinkles, marigolds, zinnias, lantana, coamos, portulaca, copperleaf begonias, caladiums, coleus, begonias, nicotiana, 4 o'clocks.
- Flowering perennials summer/fall.
- Summer herbs.
Odds 'n Ends
- Continue turning compost pile.
- Use mulch on all bare soil.
- Use a mulching mower.
- Deadhead roses.
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