Everyone knows that the rain we receive in Spring makes everything grow….including the WEEDS. It’s important to stay on top of weeding, especially right now. They are about to really take off if they haven’t already.
Along with weeding, it’s a great time of the year in Virginia to do a “Spring Clean Up” so to speak….before the humidity and heat get too much for us.
Trimming and pruning is another activity that is safe to do this time of year for many plants…By now, you can tell what plants have dead twigs and stems in them…and there is no time like the present to prune those out and get your plant/tree looking great again. A good rule of thumb is that any Spring blooming plant that you would like to prune (and assuming it’s done blooming for the year)…now is a great time to prune…you can cut up to 2/3 of the plant back. Wait to trim anything that blooms later in the Summer, such as Hydrangea, Crape Myrtle, Spirea…etc, if you cut them now, they won’t give you a good show later.