Gardening Week-by-Week


October 19 – October 25
Cut back spent perennials to make your garden tidier, mulch and apply Winterizer fertilizer

October 12 – October 18
It’s (finally) cooling down, so make sure you get those bulbs in the ground.

October 4 – October 11
Temperatures are still great for planting trees, shrubs and perennials (and don’t forget those bulbs!)

September 28 – October 4
Time to plant bulbs!

September 21 – September 27
Plant cool season veggies and there’s still time to get trees and shrubs planted as well!

September 14 – September 20
Keep watering as necessary and you still have some time to get those cool season veggies in.

September 7 – September 13
Planting cool season veggies such as (cabbage, kale, lettuce, broccoli and  cauliflower) and updating pots and colorful flower containers with fresh frost-hardy plants like mums, ornamental cabbage and Kale, pansies and violas.

August 24 – September 6
Still a good time to be planting those trees!

August 17 – 23
We’re having a heat wave (and it’s not a tropical heat wave). That means your plants, which are already heat-stressed, are really in need of H2O. Also, soil is warmer right now, so planting trees is a good idea, but make sure they are watered prior to planting and try to plant early in the day or in the evening, when it’s not so hot.

August 3 – August 16
Over these next couple of weeks, remember to continue to water despite any rain we may be getting. It’s also a great time to plant trees – and we just just received a new Maple and Aspen shipment.

July 27 – August 2
Spray fungicide preventively if you haven’t already. Remember to continue to water on days we don’t have rain. It’s also a good time to get trees planted; from now through fall, our soil temps are warmer so the roots have a happier time as they settle in.

July 20 – July 26
You know what comes with wet weather. Fungus! Time to spray some fungicide.

July 13 – July 19
Before the monsoons come in earnest, it’s time to get your plants in the ground.

July 6 – July 12
Water, water, water – it’s going to be very hot this week and plants may need additional watering. It’s also time to feed annuals and veggie plants.

June 29 – July 5
Keep fertilizing your gardens and keep an eye out for insects. We have ladybugs if you want a biological option to pest control.

June 22 – June 28
Fertilize annual flowers and veggies as they need feeding every 1-2 weeks to maintain their health. We recommend Fertilome’s Blooming & Rooting Plant Food.

June 15 – June 21
Learn to water your plants well. So many new plants are being hand watered and are drying out. And if you want to learn more about watering well, we’ll have a class on drip irrigation systems this Saturday at 10 am.

June 8 – June 14
Time for trees. We just got a shipment of deciduous trees in and we’ll have more Aspen arriving early next week.

June 1 – June 7
Some of you might have had plants that froze during some of our cold nights. You can cut back on those plants and start watering and fertilizing again to revive them.

May 26 – May 31
Keep planting those warm-season veggies.

May 18 – Memorial Day
If you haven’t gotten the warm-season veggies in quite yet, it’s not too late. Also, it’s time to get your herbs planted.

May 11 – May 17
Time to get warm-season veggies planted.

May 4 – May 10
It’s already time to think about your warm-season veggie garden and start purchasing your plants. However, you’ll need to consider investing in a season extender so that you can keep them warm during the chilly nights we still get.

April 27 – May 3
Keep watering for sure, and get your annual and perennial flowers planted.

April 20-26
Time to plant cool-season veggies. In stock at Warner’s this week, we’ve got lettuce, onions, kale and strawberries (yes, we know; that last one was not a veggie, but it’s cool-season and it’s in stock!)

April 13-19
Time to put down some soil activator. We’ve got a 20-pound bag for $19.99 this week. Can be applied to your lawn and all garden areas.

April 6 – 12
It’s a good time to get those seed potatoes into the ground – as well as some early blooming perennials. We’ll be getting the first big shipment of perennials this week.

March 30 – April 5
Now is the time to start watering. Yes, we’ve gotten some rain, but it’s important as the temperatures rise that we are aware that plants are starting to break dormancy and that’s a critical time for watering.

March 23 – March 29
Time to amend your soil and get it ready for planting!

March 16 – March 22
Time to get your seed potatoes into the ground and start growing from seed with seed trays and peat pots.

March 9 – March 15
Your garden is only as good as your soil. So this week’s task is to test that soil so you know what you have and how it might need to be amended. We have testing kits here at Warner’s!

March 2 – March 8
It’s time to prune. If you need to learn how – or just want to perfect your technique, we have a Root Camp class that you might be interested in on Saturday about the principals of pruning. The class is $18 and starts at 10 am. There’s also still time to sign up for Root Camp, where you choose 10 or more classes on all aspects of gardening. Details here.

February 24 – March 1
Ah, a new gardening season! And your first step will be planning your garden. Think through what you’d like to do to make this year’s garden your best ever. Warner’s Nursery is offering its 2nd Annual Root Camp to help. It’s a series of classes that cover every aspect of gardening. Details here.