1. fertilize lawn
2. use pre-emergent control to prevent crabgrass,
3. don't fertilize flowers too early ? use Epsom salts,
4. protect roses, peonies, phlox, boxwood and other plants with fungal problems with systemic fungicide drenches or sprays
Upcoming FUN ? Chalet's Garden Faire 2011: 6:17 & 6:58 segments ? this weekend Saturday 8:00-6:00 and Sunday 9:00-5:00 ? the theme is "The Living Home: Grow, Eat, Shop and Play"
Guest speakers both days;
Renee Shepherd of Renee's Gardens at 10-11AM Saturday "Easy Gardens for Busy People", and at 10-11AM Sunday "Gourmet Gardening"
Nicholas Staddon of Monrovia Nursery at 1-2PM "New Plants and Trends", and at 1-2PM Sunday "Latest Container Ideas"
Guest Chef, Dave Esau demonstrating grilling vegetable techniques and samples
Children's Strawberry Potting Party 9AM-3PM, where kid's decorate a terra cota pot and plant it with a strawberry plant grown at Chalet Farm
Author Anne Negro sharing tips from her new book Our Super Garden: Learning the Power of Healthy Eating by What We Grow