Spring is just around the corner and it is time to start prepping your lawns and gardens.
Early spring is the best time to trim fruit trees and roses. Trimming will bring fuller blooms later in the spring, but be sure to trim them early and not cut any new growth.
If you are looking to have a healthy lush lawn you will want to prevent weeds from popping up and taking over. You can spread a pre-emergent herbicide, found at your local hardware or garden store, starting in mid-February. Once the grass is growing and you start mowing your lawn, be sure to rake and remove the dead grass. That layer of dead grass will block water and air from reaching the roots. This is the same for flower beds. If you are planning to plant new seedlings, it is best to clear old mulch so the seedlings have a chance to sprout.
For those of you thinking of converting to a more California friendly landscape, check out the flyer below. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is hosting 8 landscaping training workshops for their customers over the next couple of months. Spaces are limited for this amazing and FREE opportunity to get your landscaping in shape for Spring! RSVP today at email@example.com with your service address, phone number, and your name (you can bring a plus 1!)