Pinecrest Nursery is a full-service retail garden center and nursery located in West Chester Ohio. We propagate and grow many of our trees and shrubs on site along with a wide selection of roses, fruit trees, bedding plants, vegetable starts, hanging baskets and perennials. We strive to offer hardy plants that will perform well in the enviroments in the surrounding Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana areas.Read more
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Seasonal Check List
Caring for Your Shrubs and Trees
It’s still not too late to fertilize your trees and shrubs.
Use a Rhododendron or Evergreen type of plant food to feed evergreens and other
acid loving plants like Azaleas and Rhododendrons, Camellias and Junipers, etc.
Use an all-purpose garden fertilizer (10-10-10) to feed roses, deciduous shrubs and trees.
Be sure to water the fertilizer in thoroughly after it is applied.
Early flowering deciduous shrubs such as Forsythias, Weigela, and Spirea should be pruned back
when they have finished blooming. Cut back a third of the oldest canes to ground level,
then cut back one third of the remaining branches by one third of their height.
Remove the wilting seed heads from Rhododendrons and Azaleas so that the plants energy
can go to foliage growth and next years flowers, rather than seeds.
Work lime in the soil around your Hydrangeas to produce pink flowers or Aluminum Sulphate for blue blooms.
Remove any sucker growths from fruit trees as soon as they appear!
Pines and other conifers can be kept to a compact size by pinching off the new growth ‘candles’.
Lilacs should be pruned lightly after they finish blooming, removing sucker growths and dead blooms.
Feed lilacs in May with a good all purpose 10-10-10 fertilizer after they have finished blooming.
If your soil is acidic, work a little lime into the soil as well.
Caring for your Annuals, Perennials and Bulbs
Dahlias, Gladiolas, Lilies, Cannas and other summer flowering bulbs can be planted this month.
Gladiolas bulbs may be planted at 2 week increments until the first of July to
provide you with cut flowers until the first frost.
Delphiniums, Phlox, Daylilies, Carnations, Aubrietia, Candytuft, Basket of Gold, Primroses, Coral Bells
and Saxifrage and other summer flowering perennials may all be set into the garden any time in May.
Break off wilting Tulip or Daffodil heads but continue to feed and care for the plants until the foliage has died back naturally. Old plantings of Daffodils may be divided and moved when they have finished blooming, but treat them as growing plants and use care to protect the foliage and roots.
Water them thoroughly after transplanting.
It is best not to dig or move other spring flowering bulbs until their foliage has ripened and died back.
Pansies, Snapdragons, Dianthus, Petunias, Geraniums, Fuchsias and Impatiens should be ready
to plant by mid month. Toward the end of the month, it should be warm enough to plant out
the more tender annuals like Salvia, Zinnias, Marigolds and Cardinal Flowers.
Lightly side dress perennials with an all-purpose 5-10-10 or 10-10-10 fertilizer. Avoid spilling the fertilizer on the plant, and use care not to damage the shallow roots when you cultivate it into the soil.
Setting the stakes next to your taller flowers early in the season, will help to support the plant
against winds as well as making it easier to ‘train’.
Promptly remove spent flowers from any plant unless your intent is to harvest the seeds.
It consumes the plants energy to produce the seeds, and in many species of plants,
especially annual plants, removing the dead flowers will promote further blooms.
Pinecrest Nursery & Landscaping
We are a local family owned and operated company. Serving Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, we operate a full-service retail nursery and greenhouse. In addition to our retail store we provide Landscape Design/Build services for Residential and Commercial customers including maintenance and lighting.