Gardening Week-by-Week


Dec. 16 – Jan. 1
Keep an eye on whether your outdoor plants need water, especially new plants. If we get snow this holiday season, please be aware that the weight of the snow can damage branches, so brush it off where you can.

Dec. 9 – Dec. 15
Time to turn your green thumb indoors and think about some new houseplants. It will help brighten your space and add more oxygen to your environment.

Dec. 2 – Dec. 8
How about that snow? If you wound up with a lot of heavy snow on your evergreens, you might want to brush it off so it doesn’t break the branches. And remember, when all that lovely white stuff melts, you need to go back to watering by hand.

Nov. 11 – Nov. 24
Cut back your perennials and place mulch around them to get them ready for the winter ahead. And put down Winterizer if you haven’t already.

Nov. 4 – Nov. 10
Create a watering schedule for the winter and reminders on your calendar, so your plants don’t dry out. And you might just have a few more days to get those last bulbs and perennials in the ground.

Oct. 28 – Nov. 3
If you haven’t yet, get that irrigation system winterized so you can protect your pipes. But, as we mentioned last week, you’ll still need to water your garden by hand.

Oct. 21 – 27
Winterize your irrigation system, but remember you’ll need to hand water because your plants are still thirsty. You still have some time to get perennials into the ground.

Oct. 14 – 20
After the freeze, it’s time to cut back on your perennials and put mulch in your garden to protect your plants through the cold weather.

Oct. 6 – 13
If you haven’t gotten those spring-blooming bulbs in the ground, now’s the time. Also it’s a good time to start winterizing your plants. We suggest Ferilome’s Winterizing product.

Sept. 23 – 29
Plenty of mums and cool season veggies still left to plant. And although we get warnings of rain now and again, we’ve been in an extended drought, so please remember to water your plants. We’ve been seeing a lot of drought-stressed trees lately.

Sept. 9 – 15
Plant those cool season veggies – plus, it’s a great time to fill in the empty space in your garden with perennials, maybe with a specific color you feel is missing or even if you just don’t have enough late summer/early fall bloomers.

Sept. 3 – 8
And you still need to water – this monsoon season’s been really dry. Also, it’s a great time to plant trees; it’s warmer than in the spring but the cooler evening temps are less stressful for the trees.

August 19 – 25
Don’t forget to water! You might also want to fertilize annuals with some life left in them and replace spent ones. P.S. Mums are coming soon!

August 12 – 18
Time to clean out old, spent annuals and tree plants for powdery mildew.

July 29 – August 4
This is going to sound odd since we’re in monsoon season, but this week you need to make sure your water your plants. It turns out our soil is as dry as it was last year when we were in a severe drought situation. Don’t wait for the rains; water them now.

July 22 – 28
Fertilize annuals, perennials, trees & shrubs. Misti uses Foxfarm tiger bloom for my annual pots and veggies and Sea Grow water soluble fertilizer for trees, shrubs & perennials. Also, keep an eye out for mushrooms right now and if you have pets, remove them as they can be poisonous.

July 15 – 21
Sometimes the summer heat can be brutal to plants and they get spent. Check your garden and see if you need to replace some of those tired out annual flowers with ones that can take the heat to keep your garden looking beautiful.

July 8 – 14
Please remember to water your plants. We are seeing a lot of dry, thirsty plant life recently. If you have any questions about how much or how often to water your plants, please give us a call, we’d be happy to help!

July 1 – 7
Fertilize annuals and veggies. We suggest Foxfarm organic liquid fertilizers and we have a deal if you buy all three (Tiger Bloom, Big Bloom and Grow Big). They are all different formulas that do different things. Purchase all three and you’ll get $10 off the package.

June 24 – 30
As we head into July, it’s important to be watering your plants – hopefully with a drip irrigation system. It’s a great time to replace spent annuals and new perennials as well.

June 17 – 23
It’s a great time to plant perennials to ensure beautiful blooms year after year. If you haven’t fertilized your plants yet, now is the time.

June 10 – 16
Your plants are hungry! Time to fertilize.

June 3 – 9
If you haven’t gotten your tomato purchased or planted yet, now is the time. We know summer weather came late to northern Arizona, but our growers didn’t anticipate it, so after our 1-gallon tomato plants sell out this week, they are really gone. Get yours this week!

May 28 – June 2
Well, last week’s snow was certainly unexpected. Brrr… Hopefully, winter’s finally over and we can resume planting those flowers and veggies.

May 20 – 27
It’s Tomatopalooza!! Time to get those tomato plants into the ground (along with your veggies, if you haven’t planted them yet.)

May 13 – May 19
You can (and should) get your veggie garden started now, even though the temperatures can be fickle. Make sure, however, to use season extenders to protect your plants during this time.

May 6 – May 12
Time to get your annuals and perennials in the ground. You can also start planting your veggies – just make sure to use season extenders to protect them from cold nights.

April 29 – May 5
Protect your plants by spraying for thrips – they’re terrible this year!

April 22 – 28
Amend your soil if you haven’t already, and plant your cool season veggies, bareroot plants and potatoes.

April 15 – 21
Don’t be afraid to put your pansies and violas into the ground – they’re tough and can take the cold temperatures at night. It’s also time to spray plants with dormant oil to get rid of thrips and other bugs that might start popping up now that it’s warmer. And if you haven’t gotten your seed potatoes in the ground, start planting!

April 8 – 14
Cleanup time: cut back the dead foliage from your perennials and rake up pine needles from your garden. If you haven’t amended your soil yet, this is a good week to do it.

April 1 – April 7
Time to amend your soil by adding compost, mulch, and manure.