Marianne Binetti

Marianne Binetti

Care for your hungry roses

Get growing this week and keep mowing as new growth explodes. Fertilizing roses, annuals, perennials and vegetables is the important task for these heavy feeders if you have not yet done so.

Marianne Binetti

Experimenting in the garden

The third week of April is when bedding plants and container garden flowers are filling the racks at the nurseries and garden centers. Gardening is an adventure and trying new plants and planting combinations is part of the fun, so make this the year you reach for something new for your garden.

Marianne Binetti

Time for early planting, overseeding lawn

The second week of April is the time to plant cool season vegetables such as lettuce, kale, Swiss chard, radish, peas, potatoes and parsnips. You can also add blueberry plants, raspberries and strawberries to your landscape and fertilize perennial vegetables such as asparagus and rhubarb.

Marianne Binetti

Get outside and weed

Near the end of March there is one very important garden task to be completed: Weeding. If you don’t get control of the weeds this week, you’ll have millions more to deal with later on in the summer. April is the month of blooming, seeding and spreading weeds, so pulling, mulching and cutting back weeds this month is the best form of preventative maintenance.

Marianne Binetti

Plant marriages that create heaven

The third week in March is when the nurseries are filling up with fresh perennials, roses, conifers, flowering shrubs and berry bushes. It’s time to get to a nursery while the selection is good and the weather still cool enough to make transplanting easy.

Videos

Log truck overturns at Port of Olympia

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Log truck overturns at Port of Olympia

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Illegal fire in Rochester sparks one-acre brush fire

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Illegal fire in Rochester sparks one-acre brush fire

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