PETE'S TIPS

A monthly to do list and advice from the experts at Pete's to keep you caring for your lawn and garden without the guesswork. 

TO DO IN:

March

APRIL

MAY

JUNE + JULY

lawn care

Apply weed killer to your lawn to kill those unwanted weeds. We recommend Weed Out plus Lawn Fertilizer or Pro Turf Lawn Weed Killer,Weed out with Crabgrass control Ready to use and Ready to Spray.
 
Apply a Quality Lawn Fertilizer. We recommend Pete's Lawn Fertilizer which is high in iron and sulfur or Greenmaker .

Apply an Organic fertilizer as an option to traditional fertilizer. It develops fertile, living soil and vibrant health for your lawn. We recommend Soil Mender organic Lawn Fertilizer. (A Pete's Customer Favorite)

Apply Early Season Grub Preventer and Grub Control to prevent those unwanted pests. We recommend Hi Yield Grub Free Zone.

in the garden

As it warms up and we get closer to our average last freeze (April 18,) check out a 15 day forecast to keep an eye on evening and day time temps in prep for your first day of planting.
 
Begin to add in hanging baskets and mixed color pots to your outdoor spaces.

Additions of Fountains and Statuary are great compliments and conversation pieces. Plus, they add a soothing element of sound to your tranquil space. We have a great selection and can order from a select group of vendors to customize your fountain for your garden, courtyard or patio. 

Outdoor furniture will draw you outside to gather with family and friends while you enjoy the space you've worked hard to create. We carry the Summer Classic Furniture line which offers a variety of designs from traditional to newer, more contemporary collections. This is a great line for our area due to heavier frames that are not as easily tossed around in our seasonal winds. 

APRIL

to do list

Have questions or need expert advice? Stop by the greenhouse and let our team help you prep your lawn for the summer!

APRIL

to do list

Have questions or need expert advice? Stop by the greenhouse and let our team help you prep your lawn for the summer!

lawn care

Apply that second round of fertilizer to your lawn. Pete's recommends Ferti-lome Greenmaker or a Natural Organic fertilizer Soil Mender Turf Mate.

Apply a preventive grub control to your lawn. Pete's recommends Hi-Yield Grub Free Zone.

Over-seed your lawn.

Apply a preventive fungus control to your lawn. Pete's recommends Ferti-lome Fstop.


 

in the garden

Plant all annuals, perennials, bulbs and vegetables.

Plant roses, flowering shrubs, and caladium bulbs.

Add those special containers to your entry with beautiful color or foliage.

Start a preventative spray on roses and other blooming shrubs for insect problems. Pete's recommends Spinosad Soap. 

Start mulching your beds.

MAY

to do list

Have questions or need expert advice? Stop by the greenhouse and let our team help you prep your lawn for the summer!

MAY

to do list

Have questions or need expert advice? Stop by the greenhouse and let our team help you prep your lawn for the summer!

lawn care

Overseed your lawn.

Weeds problems? Come in and see one of our chemical specialists to control and kill those weeds. 

Fertilize your yard after all the May rains to keep it green and healthy.  We recommend Ferti-lome Southwest Greenmaker and Soil Mender Turf Mate, a great organic.

Time now to apply Grub control to your Lawn. Hi-Yield Grub Control II works great.

Pick up that special gift and plant for that outdoor party your invited to.

Add a Wind Chime, Fountain, Bench, Adirondack Chair or Swing to your Outdoor space.


 

in the garden

Apply Snail and Slug bait by Sluggo to keep those pesty guys from eating all your beautiful flowers.

Start mulching your beds. Pete's carries 4-5 mulch variations to help maintain moisture in your beds. 

Fertilize all your flowers and perennials every week to twice a week with a good balanced fertilizer such as Feri-lome 
20-20-20.

Add Geranium Scented Citronella and Lemon grass to your outdoor patio areas to help prevent Mosquito's. Pete's carries a wide range of Mosquito control items that will fit any household.

JUNE + JULY

to do list

Have questions or need expert advice? Stop by the greenhouse and let our team help you prep your lawn for the summer!

MAY

to do list

Have questions or need expert advice? Stop by the greenhouse and let our team help you prep your lawn for the summer!

lawn care

Due to warmer days you will need to increase the frequency of watering your lawn to every other day or every third day for 10-15 minutes. 

Have your lawn aerated and thatched to remove dead grass and loosen the soil so it can take in water and nutrients. 

Apply a pre-emergent weed and crabgrass control to avoid unwanted weeds and crabgrass. We recommend Fertilome A-vert or All-Seasons

Apply a quality fertilizer to your lawn that is high in iron and sulfur to help balance the PH level of your soil and enjoy a quick green up. We recommend Pete's Fertilizer or Fertilome Pro Green.

Apply a dethatcher to your lawn to break down that unwanted thatch and turn it into beneficial nutrients naturally. We recommend Natural Guard Humic.

Apply Ready to Spray weed killers to your lawn to kill those unwanted weeds that are already up and growing. We recommend Weed Free Zone for early application before the daily temps reach 90 degrees. 

tree, shrubs, and beds

Prune Trees, Shrubs and Roses

Apply a quality Tree and Shrub Food. We recommend Fertilome Tree & Shrub Food, Fertilome Rose Food with Systemic and Iron

Spray Florel to fruit producing trees for that unwanted mess. For  Crabapples and fruit trees we recommend Florel Fruit Eliminator.

Trim back perennials and grasses to allow for new Spring growth. 

Plant cold hardy perennials and annuals to get them rooted before the hot weather arrives.

Fertilize flower beds and add mulch where needed to help with moisture retention. 

Fertilize all flower beds to support blooming plants and shrubs. 

in the garden

Begin planting cole crops such as broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower.

Plant potatoes and onions. We carry 3 varieties of onion sets. A purple, white and the Pete's favorite, 1015 yellow. 

Start tomatoes, peppers, etc indoors to prep for outside planting around April 1st and keep covered during freezes. 

Plant other crops as soon as weather permits.

Begin planting cold tolerant flowers as soon as possible to get a start on great color. We recommend pansies, voilas, petunias, alyssum, dianthus, to name a few. Stop by and ask our greenhouse specialists what would be best for your space. 

MARCH

to do list

Have questions or need expert advice? Stop by the greenhouse and let our team help you prep your lawn for the summer!