What a pleasure it is to see the ground again. No snow at all in March is unusual, but entirely appreciated. This, along with many days of warm, bright sunshine, has brought us to the beginning of another fabulous Bucks County spring. We’re now officially into spring, as I watch the rain falling, and Mother Nature exploding all over. Just terrific! I even had my freshly serviced lawn mower out this past week, not because there was anything to cut, but because the lawn was turning green, the bulbs were starting to bloom in the gardens, it was a lovely, mild day, and I wanted to show my neighbors that I was still nuts. Felt good!
Now we’re ready to get into the serious aspects of the start of another growing season; lawns and beds now need our full attention. Cleaning up, fertilizing, crabgrass and cool weather broadleaf weed control application, and regular mowing of lawns is now upon us. Beds need to be cleaned up and old mulch scarified, perennials and overgrown shrubs need to be cut back before new growth begins, perennials and shrubs need to be fed and systemic insecticides applied, and new mulch and weed preventer needs to be spread over all landscaped areas. And we all need to be aware that deer, rabbits, and other hungry varmints must be kept away from the new growth on all bulbs, perennials, shrubs, and small trees with regular applications of our favorite liquid or granular repellent products. April is a busy month in all yards. Hopefully you’re all as ready as I am to enjoy it.
The Lawn Depot Garden Center is open every day now, Monday through Friday 8-6, Saturday 8-5, and Sunday 9-3. We’ve got all the fertilizers and control products you’ll need for your lawns and gardens, along with tools and other gardening-related products. We’ve got mulches by the bag or in bulk, for pick-up at the store or delivery 7 days a week. And we’ve got a terrific staff just waiting to help all of you with problems and challenges you may face. We’re different than the big box stores in that not only are our products consistently of a professional grade level but our staff looks forward to interacting with all our customers.
As the weather moderates, particularly the overnight weather, we’ll continue to bring perennials and small shrubs out of the hoop houses. The Nursery Yard is beginning to fill up with lovely, healthy plants, and you’re all invited to walk around and browse. And, again in the Nursery, we’ve got the friendly staff to chat with all of you and help you select the plants that will be perfect for your wants and needs.
Lawn Depot Turf Management has been out on the road for about a month now, making our rounds with the Early Spring fertilizer, cool-weather broadleaf weed and pre-emergent crabgrass control applications. This first round, along with spring core aerations will continue for another few weeks. The Turf Management sales team (myself included) is out every weekday, measuring and evaluating lawns for prospective Lawn Depot Turf Management customers. Any of you who haven’t yet decided which service company to use for 2021 or whether to treat your lawns yourselves this year are encouraged to give our terrific Turf Management department a call (215-348-5553) or check our web page (www.lawndepotinc.com) and ask for an evaluation/estimate. We’ll be out to look at your lawns within several days and email you an estimate immediately. There’s still time to sign up for this excellent service and have the full year’s services for your lawns. We also do individual applications for those of you who prefer to handle the feeding and weed control yourselves, but would rather have the more arduous necessary tasks of lawn management, like core aeration, liming, seeding, and/or necessary control product application done for you by professionals. Check us out; we’ll quote a price for the service(s).
Okay, it’s still raining here in Doylestown (on March 29) so the bulbs are blooming, the shrubs are getting ready to bloom and push new growth, the lawn is greening, and trees all over are ready to explode into new growth; spring is here. We’ll be looking for all of you to come and visit us regularly again this spring, and to pick up all the terrific plants and lawn and gardening products you’ll need as you take the spring of 2021 head on.