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    It's that time of the year - Fertilizing. Mid March is usually a good time to throw down the Crabgrass killer and Feed. they say to throw it down even if there's snow on the ground.. Mid to late March in northern states is a good time because things are starting to grow right now. you can see the buds on trees, lilacs, certain rose bushes and some flowers sprouting right now

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    It's that time of the year - Fertilizing. Mid March is usually a good time to throw down the Crabgrass killer and Feed. they say to throw it down even if there's snow on the ground.. Mid to late March in northern states is a good time because things are starting to grow right now. you can see the buds on trees, lilacs, certain rose bushes and some flowers sprouting right now
    Right on!!!... A good time to analyize any changes you want to make in design. ... Start you cleanup now... and perhaps, cut down on the number of "flower beds"... Save your back.

    Also a good time to cut back on some "overgrown" hedges and of scrubs they will sprout lots of new shoots quickly.... Oh yes, keep the hot cidar and rum handy, it's still a little cold out there.

    Stay well all... have a great Spring... !
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    Sorry, I forgot to add these attached photos...

    1... is my Garden helper Chris. and
    2... are my local Mulch spreading helpers...
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    That's A LOT of mulch, Dom! I get a truck load every other year and half a truck load every other year from that. The full truck load doesn't look that big!

    Question...

    When is the best time to prune back the rose bushes? I want to get them down some to force more fuller growth when it's their turn to grow.

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    That's A LOT of mulch, Dom! I get a truck load every other year and half a truck load every other year from that. The full truck load doesn't look that big!

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    When is the best time to prune back the rose bushes? I want to get them down some to force more fuller growth when it's their turn to grow.
    Be on the look out for rose bushes at the nurseries ... in about a week or two... buy a few... bush type.

    Plant them and watch for some growth... then check your older roses... if bush type, begin to prune off obvious dead sections... if a rose vine... about the same... and check where they are wired (frame etc)

    Lots of fun coming up... oh I just bought some "pelleted lime" today and will give the lawn an early Spring Wake Up...

    Stay warm and dry... best ... Dom

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    Addition info and photos. Video on Training Roses on a Trellis.
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o-o_FHPoEU[/ame]
    and two photos:

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    Mine that I want to trim are regular ole rose bushes. I just have about 10 of them. I have some other rose "shrub" varieties that I trim at any point and ones that are ground cover by some steps that i trim back every fall... It's the bushes that concern me. I don't want to cut off too much and it shock them but then I've seen people completely wack their rose bushes and nothing happens.

    Now, I don't cut them back in the fall at all. I'm never sure if I should so right now, they are quite tall and I'd like to trim back a couple of feet on the one (it's about 6' tall and have them all start off around 2' tall.

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    Question: How long after applying the fert should I wait before putting-down seed? Does the amount of rainfall effect this timeframe?

    I do the various fert treatments throughout the season, but I also do a round of "over seeding" in the spring... I've done so with mixed results from year to year.
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    Question: How long after applying the fert should I wait before putting-down seed? Does the amount of rainfall effect this timeframe?

    I do the various fert treatments throughout the season, but I also do a round of "over seeding" in the spring... I've done so with mixed results from year to year.
    I want to say that it's a month after putting fertilizer down. It usually wil tell you on the bag, but I wanna say it's something like 4-6 weeks perhaps? The same amount of time it says to generally wait before reapplying fertilizer.

    Which is all fine. Fertilize in Mid March and plant grass seed in late april and you're good to go.

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    Fertilizing...

    Putting down seed....

    This sounds like an Amish porn flick.


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    Fertilizing...

    Putting down seed....

    This sounds like an Amish porn flick.

    Who rents or watches amish porn?

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    Who rents or watches amish porn?
    Mennonites?

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    Mennonites?
    The weed posters killed this thread quickly...

    Guess we need to start another...
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    The weed posters killed this thread quickly...

    Guess we need to start another...
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    Sorry....


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    The weed posters killed this thread quickly...

    Guess we need to start another...
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    Why?

    Let's just continue around the extracurricular activity

    I was just noticing something yesterday looking at the yard... I've got a lot fo fake grass If it's dead/brown it's not real grass. I was looking at a neighbors yard who completely tore up his yard and put new seed and stuff doqwn last year and his lawn is pretty greenish...

    If only tearing up a yard werent a pain in the ***

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