alero & Sons Inc. V Garden Center 60 Old South Rd        Nantucket, Massachusetts         02554 Tel. 508-228-2397       Fax  508-228-5042

April 2018

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Easter Sunday

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Start warm season seeds indoors, such as tomatoes,eggplant, and peppers

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Thin indoor seedling to promote healthier, more resilient plants

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Prune summer and fall flowering shrubs before flower buds develop

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Pinch back seedling tips encourages sturdier, stockier plants

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Add lime to raise soil ph or sulfur to lower soil ph

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Plant pansies 4 to 6 weeks before the average frost-free date

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Mulch should be 2-4" deep: too deep can reduce water infiltration

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Time for Pre-Emergence crabgrass control

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Pull weeds early to prevent a larger problem later

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Encourage earthworms: they help break up compacted soil

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Divide fall blooming perennials in the spring

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Keep mulch away from base of plants

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Lettuce can add texture or color to the landscape

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Rotate vegetable crops in the garden to reduce the likelihood of disease

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