Add materials used as winter mulch to the compost pile, and turn pile over.
Apply mulch to evergreens, shrubs and trees to keep down weeds and conserve moisture.
Avoid spraying fruit trees with insecticide until after the petals have dropped.
Begin staking tall growing perennials.
Broad leaf evergreens such as Rhododendrons and Azaleas should be planted in early spring.
Cut back and repot Hydrangeas that have bloomed in the house, then sink pots in the ground outdoors.
Cut faded blooms from Daffodils and Tulips to prevent seed formation, but leave the foliage until it browns.
Clematis and other vines should be retied after pruning.
Dahlias can be planted now until the middle of June.
Don't overdo it these busy gardening days, work steadily, but know when to stop.
Fall blooming plants such as Chrysanthemums, Asters and Japanese Anemones, can now be put in their permanent places.
Finish planting annuals, vegetables, and shrubs.
Flowers should be removed from newly planted strawberry plants, to encourage development of runners.
For bright, fragrant flowers at dusk, plant some moonflower seeds.
For larger flowers on Peonies, pinch off side buds.
Get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.
Give Peonies a dose of manure water to help their flowering.
House plants can be moved outdoors and sunk in the ground, up to the pot brim.
If bulbs are naturalized in lawn areas, delay mowing until foliage has browned.
Keep up your weekly spray program for Roses.
Last call to plant new rose bushes.
Make manure extract by hanging a gunny bag of fresh manure in a barrel of water.
Most spring blooming shrubs can now be pruned and shaped.
Move caladiums to a shady spot.
Now that the danger of frost is gone, tender bedding plants like Cannas, Geraniums and Begonias can be planted outdoors.
Open season for slaughtering weeds is upon us, keep hoe and cultivator going.
Pieces of Poinsettia cut from old plants can be rooted for next years bloom.
Plant Gladiolus corms now, repeat plantings every 2-3 weeks for extended flowering.
Prepare beds now for Dahila tubers.
Prune and repot house Geraniums, make cuttings from any healthy pieces removed.
Prune Pussy Willow, Forsythia, Quince, Corylopsis and Witch Hazel.
Regales, Auratums and other spring planted Lilies should be planted now.
Remove suckers from fruit trees, Lilacs, Maples and Magnolias.
Salt hay can be tucked under strawberry plants to prevent fruit from being spattered.
Seeds of tender annuals such as Asters, Cornflowers, Larkspurs, and Shirley poppies can be sown outdoors now.
Set tomato stakes before putting your plants in the garden.
Start sowing seeds of perennials in cold frame this month.
Stem cuttings can be taken from Chrysanthemums and rooted in a sand-peat mixture.
To ensure berries on hollies, females can be sprayed with hormone spray when flowering.
The deadline is nearing for planting evergreens, dormant trees and shrubs.