Arkansas Gardening Calendar
- Prune forsythia, azaleas and other spring blooming plants when they finish blooming.
- Break those overwintered plants out of the house! Anytime after the middle of the month should be fine, but watch out for a late freeze. Tropicals will grow best this season with a good pruning, repotting and regular fertilizer.
- The soil temperature is warm enough now; plant those summer bulbs!
- There is still time to plant warm season vegetables like tomatoes and all kinds of herbs.
- Apply fertilizer to your landscape beds, such as Ferti-Lome Start-N-Grow.
- Fertilize azaleas monthly until the end of August.
- Check your landscape for fire-ants and treat if necessary.
- Be on the lookout for insects such as lacebugs on azaleas, and bagworms on junipers and arborvitaeas and treat to avoid severe plant damage.
- As crapemyrtles start leafing out, apply Systemic Insect Control soil drench to protect against and treat for Crapemyrtle Bark Scale.