We enjoyed a mild winter here in Denver, so it felt like Spring just about all winter, but now it’s officially Spring and time to start thinking about your yard and garden.
Now that plants are waking up, they could use a long drink. Hopefully you have been watering shrubs, trees and even your lawn on warm days all winter. A good rule of thumb is to try and water if it’s above 50 degrees, although don’t forget to unscrew your hose when you’re done! Nobody wants frozen pipes.
If you have ornamental grasses, cut them back to the ground before they start to send up new shoots. February is a great month to do this, that way you can enjoy the winter beauty of dried grasses as long as possible. I’m a little behind, and I can see shoots popping up on my Muhly Grasses!
Last, but not least, if you are eager to start gardening, go ahead and plant some cold hardy greens like spinach, mustard greens and kale. You can enjoy your first harvest before the warm season veggies go in the ground. The Denver Botanic Garden is having their plant sale Friday, May 11th, 2018. See this link for details Denver Botanic Garden Plant Sale