Early Spring Gardener’s Calendar

* Plan your summer vegetable and herb garden. We offer a wide selection of seeds that include all of your favorite annuals, perennials, vegetables and other novelties as well as many hard-to-find selections. Inventory your pots and flats and discard unusable ones. Make a list of the supplies you will need. Have your garden soil tested for nutrient content.

* Prune woody plants while dormant, including fruit trees, summer- and fall-blooming shrubs and vines. Limit pruning of spring-blooming trees and shrubs to the removal of sucker growth and rubbing or broken branches. Spray trees and shrubs with year-round horticultural oil to reduce insect population.

* Sharpen, clean and oil tools and lawn mowers. Begin heavy annual pruning of shrub roses as new leaves appear.

* Plant pansies, English daisies and primrose as soon as the earth is workable. Plant strawberry plants. Sow cool-season vegetables and herbs in the garden.

* Start spring cleanup and begin major lawn work. Remove debris, dethatch your lawn or aerate compacted areas to improve water penetration.

* Spray needles and limbs of Arborvitae, Cryptomeria, false cypress, fir, hemlock, Juniper, pine, yew and spruce (except blue spruce) for spider mites with year-round horticultural oil.

* Apply fertilizer to perennials and roses with. Feed berry bushes, grapevines, rhubarb and asparagus a balanced 10-10-10 fertilizer before new growth begins. Fertilize trees and shrubs.

*Apply crabgrass preventer with fertilizer to feed the lawn and control crabgrass. Do not use on newly seeded lawns.

* Continue spring cleanup. Cultivate to remove winter weeds and debris from the planting beds. 

* Reseed bare spots in established lawns. Keep the area moist until seedlings appear, then mow when the new grass is 3″ high.

* Prune forsythia and other spring-flowering trees & shrubs after the flowers fall.

* Dig and divide crowded early spring bulbs after they finish blooming. Enrich the soil with bone meal.

* Plant and transplant trees and shrubs, including roses, ground covers, and perennials.

* Transplant cool-season seedlings into the garden. When the soil temperature reaches 60 degrees, sow warm-season vegetable and herb seeds.

* Place gro-thru sets over peonies, grasses or any other perennials in need of support.

Need some help? Fill out a Landscape Request Form to get a spring clean-up estimate.


Harvest Tasting Event

Farm to Table Western PA moves to the Block Northway for 7th Annual Harvest Tasting (& more exciting news for 2019!)

Saturday, November 3, 2018

General Admission: 2 – 5 pm, 8013 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

October 19, 2018 (Pittsburgh, PA)— Farm to Table Western PA, creators of the popular annual Farm to Table Local Food Conference, are hosting the seventh annual Farm to Table Harvest Tasting on November 3 from 2pm-5pm at The Block Northway in the North Hills of Allegheny County. The family-friendly, all ages event will feature tastings and samples from over fifty local and regional vendors and live local music. Pre-sale tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children 2-12. The Harvest Tasting is presented by American HealthCare Group and the newly founded Farm to Table Buy Local.

Farm to Table Harvest Tasting guests are encouraged to savor the local flavors of Fall and gather local inspiration for their Thanksgiving tables, as a kick-off to the Holiday season. Tastings of the best in local food and beverage is the main attraction. Guests can also purchase local items and enjoy music while they taste their way through the event. This year’s Harvest Tasting will feature over fifty local vendors including; breweries, wineries, local farms & grocers, organic skincare, some of Pittsburgh’s best restaurants and more.

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