Midday Fix: Chalet Nursery’s Tony Fulmer’s tips for winter damage clean up

Tony Fulmer

Event:
Spring Lawn Care
Thursday, April 24 — 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 25 — 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Chalet Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center
3132 Lake Avenue
Wilmette
www.ChaletNursery.com

Tony’s Tips:

To check if evergreens are truly dead, break off a bud at the end of any branch.

Be patient – you may not be able to tell if an evergreen is 100% dead until four to six weeks from now.

For lawns, do not de-thatch yet. Rake lightly to remove matted debris off the developing turf.

It is not too early to fertilize your lawn or use a preemergent crabgrass preventer.

Consider applying gypsum to your parkway, if it’s been damaged by salt spray this winter.

For roses, go ahead now and prune brown, dead stems down to the point you see green.

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