Things to do in the garden this week

Things to do in the garden this week

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• Irrigate lawns early in the morning for most efficient water use.

• Apply no more nitrogen fertilizers to trees and shrubs. Late fertilization may promote lush growth susceptible to winter damage.

• Prune climbing roses when the spring flush of flowering ends.

• Spray infection-prone varieties of garden phlox and bee balm to prevent unsightly powdery mildew.

• Spray hollies a final time for leaf miner control.

Provide water in the garden for birds during dry weather.

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