It’s spring, and Atlanta garden enthusiast are itching (their eyes and nose) to get outside and do something to beatify their yard with the best bloomers on the block. But wait just a minute – it’s Georgia, remember? Near freezing temperatures over the weekend reminded us not to go overboard on summer annuals just yet. Typically we’re not in the clear to plant warm-weather-lovers until mid to late April, so try to be patient.
Yes, the sunshine is a tease – not only motivating us to get planting, but also rolling out the hose and watering. But beware: one of the top killers of plants and trees is over-watering. Most of the time, the ground in early spring is still fairly moist from the cooler temperatures of winter – so we really shouldn’t even worry about watering until temperatures are consistently in the 70’s or above. Unless you’ve recently planted or transplanted, put the hose down and learn when to water.