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November: Now is the time to cut back all of your perennials and apply winter fertilizer to your lawn. Winter fertilizer will help plants develop strong roots to get through the winter and have a head start in the spring.

December: Cover any bare soil in the gardens with mulch. This will keep roots warm during cold nights. Last call for spring bulbs! Plant them now before the ground freezes. Remove any dead or diseased leaves from fruiting plants for a healthy spring plant.

January: It’s time to start planning your gardens! Talk with your local garden center about their favorite new plants that will be stocked in the spring.

February: Be careful when removing heavy snow loads from trees and shrubs. Frozen branches can snap easily and it may be best to leave the snow until the day temperatures are above freezing.

March: It’s almost here! Cut back any ornamental grasses and butterfly bush. It’s time to pick up spring fertilizers (but don’t apply quite yet). Evaluate the landscape for winter damaged items and start thinking about replacements.

Upcoming Events

  1. CT Green Industry Alliance Awards Banquet

    November 28 at 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  2. 2019 Winter Symposium

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 – Thursday, January 24, 2019
  3. 2020 CNLA Winter Symposium

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 – Thursday, January 23, 2020

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