The holidays are now great memories and January is winding down. The Super Bowl is just a week away and Spring Training Baseball is just around the corner. This is an exciting time for gardeners here in the valley, or at least it should be. The last days of January and early February are great times to evaluate your gardening plans, especially this year since most of us will have a lot of pruning of freeze damaged plants to do.Can you visualize what your landscape is going to look like after much of the growth is removed? Did you really like where that plant was or how it grew anyway? Is the color wrong? This would be a great Spring to change,modify,or redo things in your landscape, and now as prime planting time is upon us is a great time to get started. Harper’s offers complete design/consulting services for your landscape and we will come and do a FREE evaluation. Our gardening experts in our two locations are also ready to make suggestions for you. Give us a call, email us, or come in and let us help you have the garden and landscape you’ve always dreamed of in 2011. Jerry Harper’s direct number for landscape services is 602 659 5994.
January Gardening Summary
A Recap of our January’s garden tasks:
Planting and pruning of Rose bushes should be well underway
Pruning of deciduous trees, shade and fruit should be started
New fruit, berry,and grape plants are arriving daily
Continue to plant cool season garden plants, asparagus,artichoke, leafy vegetables, etc
Be sure to keep your winter lawn fertilized regularly with 21-7-14 fertilizer
Apply pre emergent herbicides before spring weeds occur
Do not prune freeze damaged plants until at least mid February
Start preparing your space for tomato and pepper plants, they arrive (some tomatoes even this weekend) soon!
This is just a few of the topics we’ve covered. For detail you can go to www.HarpersNuseries.com and click on our “blog”. What’s Growing On will give you the past newsletters as well as other postings you might find useful!
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Spring has already begun to pop up at Harper’s. We have the most beautiful geraniums we’ve ever grown available, tomato plants will start to appear this weekend, rose bushes are in and fruit trees and grapes are and have been arriving. We hope to see you soon!
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