Inspect your roses. Monitor roses for insect pests and fungal problems, and take appropriate action.
Thin the fruit on your fruit trees. It’s time to remove small developing fruits and leave only three to five fruits per cluster.
Keep weeds under control. It may seem daunting, but now is the time to get them eradicated.
Recheck irrigation. Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to go over your irrigation systems and begin a deep watering schedule for deep-rooted fruit trees and shrubs.
It’s your last chance to plant veggies. Plant tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, melons, pumpkins, beans, corn, and cucumbers in the edible garden in well-amended, rich soil.
Fionuala Campion is the owner and manager of Cottage Gardens of Petaluma in Petaluma, California.
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