We are not talking about basketball here we are talking about gardening at the urban garden! The month of March has been crazy this year at the urban garden. I know the weather has been very bad in areas of the country this year to our south , west, east, everywhere there has been some very bad weather. People have been flooded out and lost their homes. The weather has been bad.
Now with March winding down and April coming on I hope the weather will start calming down . There is a lot to do in the beds and on the lawns to get them back in shape after such a long winter. I have started cleaning the beds and cutting back the perennials removing last years growth. The ornamental grasses have all been cutback and I am seeing all the spring flowering bulbs starting to peak up. It is time to get things done because theses next few weeks will determine what the garden will look like all summer long.
Walking the grounds I see a lot of damage to the lawns along the sidewalks and parkways. This is normal for the urban garden. Between the plow blades running off the side walk to the salt from the road our turf takes a pretty big beating. I always apply gypsum to those areas that seem to get salt damage to help neutralize the salt and pull down through the soil it is not a cure all but it does seem to help. A good power raking and the over seeding and starter fertilizer will help cover the battle scars of winter in a few short weeks.
With Spring racing in now there is much to do the mad dash is on and pressure is starting to build. EverythingÃ‚ need to look good now! The clients are starting to call and the woodland garden is beaconing for some attention . Through all the madness though there is a very positive and bright spot to it all! I am here to be a part of it for another year and I am looking forward to another summer in the sun.