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Preparing Your Gardens For Spring Rice’s Nursery 1651 55 th Street NE North Canton, OH 330-499-9622 Visit us online at: www.ricesnursery.com Prepare Your Beds Use 3 pronged hoe or garden weasel to cultivate last years mulch

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Preparing Your Gardens For Spring

Rice’s Nursery

1651 55th Street NE

North Canton, OH

330-499-9622

Visit us online at:

www.ricesnursery.com


Prepare Your Beds

  • Use 3 pronged hoe or garden weasel to cultivate last years mulch

  • Add a 1-2” layer of planting mix and mix into soil to about 6”

  • Edge Beds before mulch

  • When adding mulch, only add a layer of 2-3” maximum


Fertilizing

Existing or New Plantings

  • Trees & Shrubs

  • Perennials

  • Annuals

  • Roses

Fertilize in Spring and Fall

or more for EVERBLOOMING

Perennials & Shrubs


Fertilizing


Weed Control

Pre-emergent vs. Contact

  • Landscape Beds – Existing or New Weeds

  • Gardens – Starting seeds

  • Ground Cover - Grass


Weed Control

Don’t disturb the soil after application!


Proper Tree Planting Procedures

  • Materials Needs

  • Growers Secret

  • Tree Stakes

  • Agriform Tabs

  • Bio-Tone Starter

  • Mulch

  • Tree Wrap

  • Chain Lock


Proper Shrub Planting Procedures

  • Materials Needs

  • Planting Mix

  • Holly-Tone or Plant-Tone

  • Root-n-Grow

  • Mulch

  • Rootblast


The “Spring Chores” Quiz


The “Spring Chores” Quiz

1.What tool does Steve use to cultivate his beds:

A. The Garden Weevil

B. The Garden Beagle

C. The Garden Weasel


The “Spring Chores” Quiz

2.How deep should your mulch be:

A. 10-12”

B. 5-6”

C. 2-3”


The “Spring Chores” Quiz

3.How often do you need to apply Holly-Tone and Plant-Tone:

A. Every Leap Year

B. On Steve’s Birthday

C. Spring & Fall


The “Spring Chores” Quiz

4.What does Easy Weeder do for your garden:

A. Produce leprechauns that pull weeds for you

B. Set fire to thistles

C. Prevents Seeds from Germinating


The “Spring Chores” Quiz

5.What soil amendment do we use for EVERY planting we do:

A. Lucky Charms

B. Macaroni and Cheese

C. Growers Secret


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