Gardeners like to use the 4th of July as a reminder for some stuff you shouldn’t wait much longer to do, such as pruning spring flowering shrubs.
While most of the garden has gone brown, there are still a few roses and some unexpected bloomers that add a touch of color well into November.
Along with fun stuff like fireworks, many gardening chores are keyed to the Fourth of July, such as pruning back spring flowering shrubs like azaleas.
When the forsythia blooms it’s a sign of spring – and your cue to apply a weed preventer like corn gluten meal to stop weeds from starting.
Whether you’re hoping spring hurries up, or wishing that winter hangs on, there are always signs of spring this time of year if you stop to look.