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Monthly Lawn and Garden Tips

Check out Pike Nurseries monthly lawn and garden tips for the best seasonal advice and inspiration to help you succeed.
  • January Lawn & Garden Tips

    In the Garden Plant & Transplant: Trees and non-blooming shrubs can be easily planted and transplanted now so they can develop their root system before the Southern summer heat arrives. Wait for a warm day when the ground is not frozen or overly wet. Protect Plants for the Cold. If a freeze [...] Read Full Article
  • February Lawn & Garden Tips

    In the Garden Don’t Forget your Sweetheart. Roses are always a favorite and Pike Nurseries has the best selection of rose bushes. Blooming azaleas, hydrangeas and tulips are also beautiful. Plant Daphne. Winter daphne (daphne odora) is in bloom. Plant by entrances and walkways and enjoy its sweet scent. Prune Now, Enjoy this [...] Read Full Article
  • March Lawn and Garden Tips

    In the Garden Start Planting. Start planting or filling in the backbone of your garden with trees, shrubs and vines. Prune Camellias. Once camellias are done blooming give them a light pruning and then feed them with EB Stone 100% organic Azalea, Camellia and Gardenia Food. Scrumptious Strawberries. Mid to late March is [...] Read Full Article
  • April Lawn & Garden Tips

    In the Garden Start Your Veggies. Now is the time to start tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant…all the vegetables you love to harvest come summer. When planting be sure to amend the native soil at a 50/50 ratio with Pike Planting Mix to break up the dense clay soil and add [...] Read Full Article
  • May Lawn & Garden Tips

    In the Garden Keep the Color Going. There’s still time to plant annuals for spring and summer enjoyment. Plant hot weather loving annuals such as Zinnias, Marigolds, Celosia and Portulaca now and continue… Tomato Time. Keep tomatoes on a regular watering and fertilizer schedule for a bountiful harvest through summer. Go Crazy with [...] Read Full Article
  • June Lawn & Garden Tips

    In the Garden Plant More Garden Color. Plant Hydrangeas and Crape Myrtles now.  They are blooming, so it is easy to see what color you are planting! Continue planting Gladioli bulbs each week, through mid-June, for a succession of blooms. Fresh Herbs for Cooking. Plants herbs in a sunny spot close to [...] Read Full Article
  • July Lawn & Garden Tips

    In the Garden Water Wisely. Most homeowners overwater their gardens. Get a healthy garden and use less water. Water your garden or lawn between 6-10am to avoid evaporation and water until just before you see runoff. Don’t forget to turn off automatic sprinklers when it rains. Feeding Time. The dog days of summer can [...] Read Full Article
  • August Lawn & Garden Tips

    In the Garden Dead-Head for Continuous Blooms. Continue to remove faded blooms on annuals such as geraniums, marigolds, petunias, salvia, verbena and zinnias. Doing so will keep the plants blooming and not going to seed. Learn more about why you should dead-head for a beautiful garden > Rejuvenate Annuals. By this point in the [...] Read Full Article
  • September Lawn & Garden Tips

    In the Garden Fall is for Planting. Enjoy fall shrubs with blooms and berries such as Encore Azaleas, Camellias, Witch Hazel, Cotoneaster, Dogwoods, Beautyberry, Holly, Honeysuckle and Pyracantha. Divide or transplant spring-blooming perennials. More Color Please. Bring back the color in your garden by replanting a fall crop of annual flowers - Geraniums [...] Read Full Article
  • October Lawn & Garden Tips

    In the Garden Color for the Garden and Pots. Plant blooming Snapdragons, Violas and Pansies for fall and winter color. Try planting Ornamental Mustard, Kale or Cabbage for exciting foliage color. Fall is the time to plant or transplant shrubs.  Water newly transplanted shrubs thoroughly. Plant Now for Spring Color. Plant Spring flowering [...] Read Full Article
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