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January

  • Make plans for gardens and landscape.
  • On sunny days, do some winter pruning.
  • Water trees, shrubs and garden.
  • Inspect houseplants, repot if needed, mildly fertilize and clean up.
  • Apply Bonide All Seasons spray to fruit trees, shade trees and shrubs.
  • Prepare gardening tools for spring, clean sharpen and oil.
  • Check our website for a list of upcoming seminars.
  • Attend January seminars.
  • Pledge to read all labels thoroughly on fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides that you will use all year.

February

  • Transplant mislocated plants.
  • Spruce up outdoor containers with pansies, kale and dusty miller.
  • Clean up perennial beds, carefully turn soil and add compost. Keep an eye out for bulbs.
  • Prune fruit trees.
  • Add compost to fruit and berry beds.
  • Prune shade trees.
  • Prune summer and fall blooming shrubs.
  • Strong spray of water on evergreens and look for early aphids.
  • Spray Bonide dormant oils on evergreens, except blue spruce.
  • Deep water all trees and shrubs.
  • Dethatch, aerate and water lawns.
  • Start broccoli, cabbage, lettuce and slow growing annuals indoors.
  • Plant flowering sweet peas.
  • Start new compost pile.
  • Come in and meet our friendly staff and find out what’s new for the coming year.
  • Attend February seminars.
  • Purchase plants for Valentines Day.
  • Eliminate winter annual weeds, such as wild mustard.

March

  • Plant lettuce, radishes, carrots, peas, beets and turnips.
  • Plant cool season vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and broccoli mid-month.
  • Plant onion sets.
  • Plant tomatoes in Early Season Plant Protectors.
  • Plant second planting of lettuce after the 15th of March.
  • Plant hardy annuals and perennials. Great time to divide summer and fall blooming perennials.
  • Plant strawberries, rhubarb and asparagus.
  • It’s a great time to plant trees and shrubs. See our planting guide for specifics.
  • Water and feed evergreens.
  • Water and fertilize trees and shrubs.
  • Water and fertilize perennial gardens.
  • Fertilize cool season lawns early in March.  Use Jericho’s Sure Green; it has a 16-8-8 formula with iron and sulfur for our New Mexico soils.
  • Apply Bonide pre-emergent.
  • Re-seed cool season lawns in mid to late March.
  • Good time to sod cool season lawns.
  • Apply Bonide All Seasons Dormant Oil, if not already done, before bud open. Dormant oil, lime sulfur 3 weeks later.
  • Remove heavy winter mulches and replace with fresh cypress or pecan mulch by late March.
  • Prune berry and grapes in late March, except Heritage raspberries, which are pruned in fall.

April

  • Average last frost is May 1st, cover crops if frost predicted.
  • Visit Jericho for all your yard and garden needs.
  • Plant tomatoes in early season plant protectors.
  • Plant fruit and shade trees as well as shrubs.
  • Plant dahlia, canna, gladiolus and lily bulbs.
  • Plant strawberries, raspberries, currant, grapes, asparagus, potatoes and hardy herbs
  • Plant ornamental grasses.
  • Replace high pollen producing plants if you’re allergic to them.
  • Fertilize spring flowering bulb, do not remove green leaves until they turn brown.
  • Sod or seed cool season lawns.
  • Treat for grubs now and again in August.
  • Apply Bonide Crabgrass and Weed Preventer pre-emergent weed control to perennial beds and lawns.
  • Prune spring flowering shrubs as they finish blooming.
  • Prune frost damage on roses and grapes.
  • Inspect for pinion scale and early aphids and treat as recommended.
  • Inspect and repair drip irrigation in garden and sprinkler system in lawn areas.
  • Revitalize garden beds with compost.
  • While waiting in long, long lines at Jericho Nursery, share your garden tips with your fellow gardeners. (nursery humor.)
  • New selection of roses arrive at Jericho.

May

  • Plant warm season vegetables like tomatoes, green chiles, eggplant and squash.
  • Plant annual flowering plants. Color, color!
  • Plant perennial flowering plants.
  • Plant window boxes and container planters.
  • Plant roses and fertilize existing ones.
  • Plant warm season natives.
  • Seed warm season grasses.
  • Sod cool season lawns.
  • Fertilize existing warm season grasses
  • Inspect and treat for insects and weeds.
  • Find out about IPM: Integrated Pest Management
  • Check for elm leaf beetles, spider mites and bagworms.
  • Properly adjusted irrigation systems will reduce water usage.
  • Adjust watering with temperature and wind.
  • Water new plantings daily; consult us about individual plant requirements.
  • Deadhead flower blossoms now and throughout the summer for fabulous reblooming!
  • Treat petunias, geraniums and tomatoes with BT for caterpillars.
  • Fox urine scares the beejebers out of rabbits so maybe they won’t eat all your new plants.
  • Remember your Mama!

June

  • Install rain barrels for the upcoming monsoon.
  • Look into water rebates from the City of Albuquerque for water harvesting. 1.2.3.2.1.
  • Adjust watering schedule to increasing temperatures and city watering ordinances.
  • Check for clogs in drip systems.
  • Fertilize roses for continuous blooming.
  • Fertilize flowering annuals and perennials now with Bloom Max.
  • Plant tomatoes and use Superthrive on newly planted vegetables.
  • Mulch your plants as weather warms to keep soil cool and conserve moisture.
  • Attack weeds with Bonide herbicides.
  • Apply second application of Bonide pre-emergent to gardens and open spaces.
  • Spray for insects and diseases on vegetables and ornamental plants.
  • Apply second application of BT to geraniums, petunias and tomatoes.
  • Continue fruit tree disease and insect control.
  • Remove sucker or off-shoot growth from trees.
  • Apply heavy mulch around shrubs, especially newly planted ones.
  • Continue deadheading as needed.
  • Safe to put certain house plants outdoors in the shade and protected from the wind.
  • East Mountain area can start planting now.
  • Kick back and enjoy your yard and garden!

July

  • Be prepared for the hot weather by adjusting your watering schedule in keeping with city ordinances; gardening in the morning or evening, mulch around plants and properly maintaining your irrigation system.
  • Harvest rain water with rain barrels.
  • Install ollas in containers or other areas that may dry out too quickly.
  • Move container plantings to a more shaded area if plants look stressed by too much heat.
  • Apply BT to bud worn or caterpillar damaged plants, i.e. tomatoes, petunias or geraniums.
  • Deep water established trees, shrubs, roses and flowering plants at least twice a week.
  • Continue to mulch with cypress, cedar, or pecan mulch. It conserves water as well as suppresses weeds.
  • Continue deadheading and cut flowers for bouquets for continuous flowering.
  • Pinch chrysanthemums buds back by the 4th of July for a blaze of spectacular color in fall.
  • Check for grubs in lawn areas and treat with Bonide Grub Beater as needed.
  • Mow cool season lawn grasses 2 to 3 inches high during hot weather.
  • Do not fertilize cool season grasses with high nitrogen fertilizers. If lawn is yellowing, apply an iron supplement.
  • Best to plant squash plants now (as opposed to earlier) to avoid squash bugs.
  • Plant green beans before mid-month.
  • Check for pests and diseases on trees and shrubs.
  • Treat for bores on trees and fruit trees with Captain Jack’s Dead Bug (spinosad). Saturate trunk and base of tree.
  • Spray fruit trees with Bonide Fruit Tree Spray to protect developing fruit.
  • Thin fruit or stake heavy fruit tree branches or fast growing plants before any breakage occurs

August

  • Give thanks for the rain.
  • Plant cool season lettuce, radish, beets, turnips, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts by mid-August.
  • Build up your herb perennial garden.
  • Continue weed control.
  • Continue deep watering.
  • Continue looking for pests and diseases.
  • Treat for borers with Captain Jack’s Dead Bug (spinosad).
  • Trick or treat for slugs and snails with Sluggo.
  • Great time to sod a cool season lawn.
  • Seed cool season lawns.
  • Divide and plant iris.
  • Keep fruit and vegetables cleaned up to prevent future problems with insects and diseases.
  • Perfect time for sowing wild flowers seeds.
  • Plan and plant for fall trees, shrubs and perennials.
  • Harvest time begins. Enjoy.
  • Check out all the great deals on trees, shrubs and perennials at Jericho. Truly the BEST time.

September

  • Time to roast green chile.
  • Enter your great harvest of vegetables and flowers at the State Fair.
  • Fall is an excellent time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials.
  • Plant mums and pansies in a sunny area for fall.
  • Plant spring flowering bulbs, such as, crocus, daffodils, hyacinth and tulips with bulb food.
  • Divide and plant peonies.
  • Plant cool season vegetables in cold frames.
  • Fertilize cool season lawns late September or early October with Jericho Sure Green Fertilizer, 16-8-8.
  • Reseed cool season lawns.
  • Cut back on watering as the weather cools down.
  • Continue to monitor and treat for borers.
  • Continue to clean debris in garden and check for insects and weeds.
  • Bring in house plants; check and treat for any insects and repot as necessary and use Superthrive.

October

  • Stop by Jericho after the Balloon Fiesta and pick up a fresh ristra or two for our Southwestern flare.
  • Harvest your pumpkins, gourds and ornamental corn, or stop by Jericho and pick up a big one for a Jack-o-Lantern.
  • Still time to plant spring flowering bulbs. Soil preparation and a super phosphate is a must.
  • Plant ornamental grasses.
  • Plant perennial seeds that need cold stratification for spring germination, like poppies or wild flower seeds.
  • Plant pansies and kale in containers.
  • Plant trees, shrubs and perennials. Fall sale is still going on at Jericho.
  • Winterize cool season lawns if you have not already done so.
  • Top dress garden beds with Back to Earth Compost or Enriched Mulch.
  • Clean ponds and waterfalls of leaves and debris.
  • Clean up any fruits and vegetables that may be rotting and dispose of tomato plants.
  • Last treatment for stone fruit for peach tree borers.
  • Winterize your irrigation systems.
  • Clean and store all gardening equipment and tools.
  • Clean and store containers or pots not in use.
  • Lift begonias, cannas, dahlias and gladiolus and store if they are in an area that will freeze.
  • Prune peonies down to 6″ and top dress with mulch.
  • Prune pyracantha to show off berries for winter color.
  • Deep water established trees, shrubs and flower beds monthly. New plantings will require more the first year.

November

  • Check the previous two months for anything you might have missed.
  • Plant up amaryllis and paper whites for Christmas blooming indoors.
  • Set water lilies deeper in pond to prevent freezing.
  • Use tree wrap on young trees to prevent winter injury.
  • Special order your poinsettias and Christmas plants early.

December

  • Select one of our Oregon grown, classic Christmas trees. They are fresh cut and kept in water so they will be the freshest tree around.
  • Have your tree flocked for something different.
  • Check out our live Christmas trees and we will hold one for you until shortly before Christmas. You do not want to keep them indoors for more than 5 days.
  • Deck the halls with our fresh garland and wreaths.
  • Get your poinsettias, Christmas cactus, amaryllis and paperwhites early in the month. We always sell out before Christmas.
  • Check out our Christmas shop for traditional, whimsical, or southwestern ornaments and holiday fare.
  • Deep water trees, shrubs and perennial beds.
  • Check trees and shrubs for any broken branches due to wind or snow and selectively prune.
  • Have a happy and safe New Year!

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