• Thoroughly clean debris from the bottom of outdoor ponds or fountains.
• Feed shrubs and trees with a slow-release fertilizer. Or mulch with a 1-inch layer of compost.
• Azalea and camellia leaves looking a little yellow? Give them a boost with chelated iron.
• Trim dead flowers but not leaves from spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils and tulips. Those leaves gather energy to create next year's flowers. Also, give the bulbs a fertilizer boost after bloom.
• Pinch chrysanthemums back to 12 inches for fall flowers. Cut old stems to the ground.
From seed: Beans (snap), beets, cantaloupe, carrots, chard, corn, cucumbers, melons, onion sets, pumpkins, radishes and squash.
From transplants: Bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, green bunching onions and lettuce. As weather warms, tomatoes.
From seed: Asters, cosmos, celosia, marigolds, salvia, sunflowers and zinnias.
From transplants: Geraniums, pansies, petunias, primroses, violas, zinnias and other summer annuals. Also, plant perennials, dahlia tubers and summer bulbs, such as gladiolus and tuberous begonias.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/04/09/3539603/your-garden-guide-to-spring.html#ixzz1J4OU7xJB
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