Master gardener gives tips to prepare for spring

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 20, 2016) - After a record breaking warm day Saturday, Indianapolis is expected to experience another spring like afternoon on Sunday. And if you don't have any plans personal gardener Sally McNamara-Myers says it's not too early to start thinking about your garden and lawn.

Things you can do Sunday....

  • Start flower and vegetable seeds inside
    • Peat pellets and peat pots are great tool to start plants with
    • Tomatos, cucumbers, lettuce and sweet peppers are just a few of the vegetables that grow great in Indiana
  • Clear out flower beds
  • Prune trees and shrubs
    • Summer blooming trees and shrubs get pruned in the spring
    • Spring blooming trees and shrubs get pruned six weeks after they bloom
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Things to start thinking about...

  • Will you have a vegetable or flower garden?
    • Vegetables need more light to grow so you need to make sure your flower bed has good sunlight for best results
  • Get a plan to attack weeds
    • Many stores offer a four-step program fertilizer program that fertilizes the lawn, kill weeds and can help solve insect problems

 

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